Corporate Dissolution

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Delaware Law Updates - 2016 Year in Review

Our Delaware Corporate and Alternative Entity Law attorneys closely followed the opinions coming from Delaware’s Supreme Court and Court of Chancery. Our 2016 Year in Review is a collection of brief summaries of selected...more

Court of Appeals to Decide Controversial Partnership Dissolution Case

In a controversial ruling last year in Congel v Malfitano, the Appellate Division, Second Department, affirmed and modified in part a post-trial judgment against a former 3.08% partner in a general partnership that owns an...more

Announcing Must-Have Treatise on Business Divorce Litigation

There’s little doubt in my mind that “business divorce” has achieved name recognition as a distinct subgenre of commercial litigation whose regular practitioners, by dint of experience dealing in and out of court with the...more

Top 10 Business Divorce Cases of 2016

I’m pleased to present my 9th annual list of this past year’s ten most significant business divorce cases. The list includes important appellate rulings by the First and Second Departments on dissolution of foreign business...more

Business Litigation Alert: "To Protect Yourself from a Business Divorce - Agree to a Prenup"

When a business breaks up, it can often be very similar to the dissolution of a marriage. One prime example of this is the case of TransPerfect Global, Inc. (TransPerfect), a very successful language translation company...more

Corporate dissolution will not protect former directors and officers from environmental liabilities

On December 10, 2016, Ontario’s Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 (the FCPA), comes into force,1 along with related amendments to the Ontario Business Corporations Act (the OBCA).2 Directors and officers may be aware of...more

Court Addresses “Fair Value” Determination In Statutory Buyout Proceeding

When when a shareholder sues for involuntary dissolution, the corporation, or the holders of 50% or more of the voting power of the corporation, may avoid the dissolution by purchasing for cash the plaintiff’s shares at their...more

Who Knew That A Motion To Transfer Venue Could Be So Complicated?

North Carolina cases that are filed in an "improper county" can be transferred to the "proper county" if the "defendant, before the time of answering expires, demands in writing that the trial be conducted in the proper...more

Delaware Law Updates – Board’s Adoption of a Plan of Dissolution Held Not to Be a Breach of the Directors’ Fiduciary Duties

In The Huff Energy Fund, L.P. v. Gershen, C.A. No. 11116-VCS (Del. Ch. Sept. 29, 2016), the Delaware Court of Chancery dealt with the issue of whether a company’s decision, approved by its board of directors and its...more

Recent Governance and Gift-Giving Guidance from the Non-Profit/Public Charities Division

The Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division of the Office of the Attorney General (the “Division”) recently released helpful guidance regarding (i) good governance of charitable organization and (ii) the rules that...more

Reliance Liquidation Court Approves Application For Direct Payments From Reliance’s Reinsurers To Certain Insureds

Recently, there have been several developments in the ongoing liquidation of Reliance Insurance Company. The liquidation court recently approved the application for the assumption by one of Reliance’s reinsurers, EFH Vermont...more

Suspended And Dissolved Corporation Still Defaulted

The story is straightforward; the legal ramifications are not: The plaintiff sued a corporation. Before the lawsuit was filed, the Secretary of State had suspended the corporation and then the corporation was...more

Company Dissolution

The dissolution of a company can result in its termination. The company can be dissolved for a number of reasons: 1. The expiry of the period specified in the Memorandum or the Articles Of Association, unless the period...more

Top Issues Facing Automotive Joint Ventures

Joint ventures can help automotive companies expand their businesses. Sometimes forming a JV is the only way for a company to enter a foreign market. Although JVs can take multiple shapes, they generally involve pooling...more

Business Law - Liquidation

The provisions of the Company Law concerning liquidation are to be applied unless the company’s Memorandum or Articles of Association provide a specific procedure for its liquidation, upon resolving the company’s dissolution...more

Business Law - Amalgamation

The decision to amalgamate the companies should be made in accordance with the provisions adopted for the amendment of the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the company, and will only be valid subject to the approval...more

CARULLCA Amendment Purporting To Eliminate Surprise May Do The Opposite

Readers will know that I’m no fan of California’s Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (aka CARULLCA). As originally enacted, the law was rife with technical errors. As the legislature continues to tinker with the...more

What is Business Divorce?

Most times, a business divorce is exactly what you think it is: a legal proceeding in which two or more business partners sever their business relationship. While on its face it is “just business,” the business divorce often...more

Make Sure the Corporation is in Good Standing Before Filing a Tax Court Petition

Many states will involuntarily or administratively dissolve a corporation for not paying or filing annual reports, fees, or tax returns. The ability of a dissolved corporation to engage in activities after dissolution depends...more

Does A Dissolved Corporation Have Officers And Directors?

It might be reasonable to assume that a dissolved corporation no longer has any officer and directors. However, the California General Corporation Law seems to assume that dissolved corporations continue to have directors...more

Court Rules Attorney-Client Privilege Ceases To Exist When Corporation Ceases To Exist Without Successor

The LLC May Well Be The Platypus Of Business Organizations - What happens to the attorney-client privilege when a corporation dissolves? Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim recently answered that question in Virtue Global...more

Court Rules Dissolution of Cooperative Corporation Is A Process, Not A Flash

I don’t see that many cases involving California’s Cooperative Corporation Law and so I was interested in a recent ruling by Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in English & Sons, Inc. v. Straw Hat Rests., Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist....more

New Saudi Companies Law – Accumulated Losses and Risk of Statutory Dissolution

For the past few decades, the obligations of companies with losses reaching 50% or more of their share capital has been a topic of high debate in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. That is due to the uncertainty surrounding the...more

Blog: The Venture-Backed Company Running Out Of Cash: Fiduciary Duties And Wind Down Options

Many start-up companies backed by venture capital financing, especially those still in the development phase or which otherwise are not cash flow breakeven, at some point may face the prospect of running out of cash. Although...more

Why Did This Dissolved Corporation File Reports With The SEC For Another 18 Years?

Recently, I happened upon across an odd case arising currently pending in the Southern District of Texas, Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc. v. Fisher, Case No. Civ. No. A. H-15-0866 (Jan. 21, 2016). The ruling issued by Judge Melinda...more

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