Attorneys often use the phrase “business divorce” to describe when business partners can no longer get along and want to be legally separated from each other, or at least one of them does.
But what happens when, like divorcing parents arguing over child custody, no one can agree who should wind up with the company? » Read More
A newly-decided case in New Jersey dictates that the court follow an operating agreement (LLC) or shareholder agreement (corporation) that has a specific provision on valuing shares when an owner is retiring or otherwise voluntarily leaving. » Read More
As I have said many times in this blog, when minority shareholder oppression occurs, the most likely remedy is a buyout. In other words, courts in New Jersey have the power to compel the majority shareholder to pay “fair value” to an oppressed minority shareholder so the victim of wrongdoing is not forced to remain captive as a shareholder in a company that is treating him improperly. » Read More