With about 1,300 pizzerias in New York City, it’s inevitable that some of them wind up the subject of involuntary corporate dissolution proceedings, such as the one recently decided by Nassau Commercial Division Justice Ira Warshawsky in Matter of DiMaria involving a petition brought by a minority owner alleging shareholder oppression and majority owners counter-alleging that the petitioner himself engaged in wrongful conduct. Learn more in this week’s New York Business Divorce.

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When you can’t be a fly on the wall, a discreetly placed tape recorder may be the next best thing. That, at least, is one of the lessons taught by Feinberg v. Silverberg, decided last month by Nassau County Justice Ira Warshawsky, in which the court granted a preliminary injunction in a shareholder dispute based on tape recordings that captured the defendant planning to oust his business partner. Don’t miss it in this week’s New York Business Divorce.

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A decision last month by Nassau County Commercial Division Justice Ira Warshawsky, and two recent decisions by the Delaware Chancery and Supreme Courts, clarify issues of standing and scope in proceedings under the business corporation and LLC statutes for inspection of company books and records. Read more in this week’s New York Business Divorce.

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The Appellate Division, Second Department’s breakthrough decision in the 1545 Ocean Avenue case, in which the court redefined the standard for judicial dissolution of LLCs, recently marked its one-year anniversary. This week’s New York Business Divorce looks at several recent trial court decisions by Justices Warshawsky, Strauss and Pines in LLC dissolution cases to see how the new standard has fared.

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This week’s New York Business Divorce revisits the buy-out valuation contest going into its third year in Sassower v. 975 Stewart Avenue Associates, LLC, on the occasion of a recent decision by Justice Ira B. Warshawsky rejecting the parties’ dueling motions for summary judgment on the question whether the mortgage balance should be deducted from the subject company’s sole real estate asset in determining the purchase price of the minority interest being valued.

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