The intensely personal dynamic of a family business divorce can lead to a multitude of applications to the court for interim relief in an effort to gain the higher ground financially and psychologically. This week’s New York Business Divorce highlights a case in which Justice Emily Pines addressed dueling motions by step-siblings for interim, mandatory injunctions in a battle for control of their late father’s auto dealerships.
Continue Reading Court Denies Mandatory Injunctive Relief in Battle for Control of Family Business

Pass-through tax entities including S corporations and LLCs can create personal tax liability on so-called phantom income, that is, undistributed net income allocated on Form K-1. A case recently decided by a Manhattan appeals court tells the tale of a selling shareholder’s costly failure to deal with the issue of phantom income in a stock buy-out agreement. This week’s New York Business Divorce has the story.
Continue Reading Stock Redemption Agreement Forecloses Seller’s Suit for Tax Liability on Phantom Income