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Episode 3: Professor Peter Molk Interview on Drafting Around LLC Default Rules [Audio]

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

In this episode, Prof. Peter Molk of the Willamette University College of Law discusses his groundbreaking study and forthcoming law review article on how LLC owners draft their agreements to strengthen or weaken the owner...more

Delaware Insider: Delaware Supreme Court Precludes Fraudulent Inducement of LLC Agreement and Employment Agreement as Defense in...

by Morris James LLP on

In the corporate context, Delaware has long recognized a public policy in favor of both indemnification and advancement. “Indemnification encourages corporate service by capable individuals by protecting their personal...more

Court Of Chancery Explains Limitation On Fiduciary Duty Claims

by Morris James LLP on

This decision explains how a provision in an LLC agreement waiving fiduciary duties is to be applied in the context of conflicted transactions. It is a good summary of Delaware law on that issue. ...more

Delaware Law Updates - 2016 Year in Review

by McCarter & English, LLP on

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

Top 10 Business Divorce Cases of 2016

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

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

Court Of Chancery Clarifies Personal Jurisdiction Over LLC Managers

by Morris James LLP on

The Delaware LLC Act provides for personal jurisdiction in Delaware over those who manage a Delaware LLC—i.e., those who are named as managers in the LLC agreement, and those who participate materially in the LLC’s...more

Delaware Supreme Court Rejects Fraud Defense To Advancement

by Morris James LLP on

Delaware strongly protects a party’s right to advancement of attorney’s fees. This decision holds that a claim of fraudulent inducement cannot be asserted as a defense in a contractual advancement case even when the fraud is...more

Court Of Chancery Grants Dissolution On Conditions

by Morris James LLP on

This is an interesting decision in a small case. The Court granted the request to dissolve a Delaware entity in deadlock, but conditioned that dissolution on an agreement not to use the fact of dissolution in another...more

Advancement Rights of Present and Future Officers Under LLC Agreement

by Morris James LLP on

Advancement and indemnification rights are vital in attracting the best and brightest individuals to serve as managers of Delaware entities. Those rights are meant to provide managers of Delaware entities comfort when...more

Delaware Law Updates – Freedom of Contract in LLC Structure Is Not Absolute Where Parties Seek Bankruptcy Relief

by McCarter & English, LLP on

In re Intervention Energy Holdings, LLC, Case No. 16-11247 (D. Del. June 3, 2016), the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware dealt with the issue of whether a Delaware LLC lacked authority to file a Chapter 11...more

Preparing Yourself and Your Client for Chapter 11: Part I of II – The Petition Package, Filing the Case, Filing Fees, and First...

by Bryan Cave on

As a Chapter 11 debtor’s attorney, the prospect of serving as debtor’s counsel is an exciting – and increasingly rare – opportunity. The preparation for filing a Chapter 11 case involves negotiating complex cash collateral...more

Court Of Chancery Requires SLC Member Be A “Director”

by Morris James LLP on

Under the famous Zapata decision, a board of directors may take control of a derivative case, provided it meets the test set out in that opinion. But may such a board, or the managers in an LLC, delegate that authority to a...more

What is Business Divorce?

by Morris James LLP on

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

Delaware Court Voids LLC Agreement Provision Giving Creditor Veto Over Bankruptcy

by McGuireWoods LLP on

A Delaware bankruptcy court has joined what appears to be a recent trend toward invalidating limited liability company operating agreement provisions that effectively afford lenders veto power over the LLC’s authority to file...more

Taxing LLC Options (It’s Complicated)

by Smith Anderson on

Options, warrants, convertible equity and convertible debt are all familiar tools of corporate finance. Taxing LLC Options covers the federal income taxation of non-compensatory options (NCOs) issued by partnerships and LLCs...more

Delaware Law Updates - PECO Logistics, LLC v. Walnut Investment Partners, L.P.

by McCarter & English, LLP on

Drafting LLC Agreements for Undesirable Outcomes: Sophisticated investor holds a “put right” but has no basis to challenge valuation on the units that are being “put.” A Delaware Court of Chancery opinion addresses a...more

New IRS Audit Rules: Partnerships and LLCs Should Name A Partnership Representative For IRS Audits

by Winstead PC on

New legislation will govern IRS audits of partnerships and LLCs for tax years beginning after December 31, 2017. The new rules will affect both existing LLCs and partnerships as well as new partnership and LLC agreements,...more

Washington’s New Limited Liability Company Act –What to Know

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Washington’s new Limited Liability Company Act became effective on January 1, 2016. The new Act introduces several changes to the previous laws that LLC managers and members should be aware of as we begin 2016. This update...more

Delaware Insider: When Deciding Whether to Judicially Dissolve an LLC, the Court May Find the “Purpose” of the LLC to Be Different...

by Morris James LLP on

Pursuant to 6 Del. C. § 18-802, if a member or manager of a Delaware LLC petitions for a decree of dissolution, the Delaware Court of Chancery may dissolve the LLC “whenever it is not reasonably practicable to carry on the...more

Court Rejects Private Equity Group’s Claims on Put Price in LLC Agreement

The Delaware Court of Chancery recently explained the calculation of a put price for units in PECO Logistics, LLC v. Walnut Investment Partners, L.P. The LLC Agreement provided as following methodology for calculating...more

New Partnership Audit Rules Impact Both Existing and New Partnership and LLC Operating Agreements

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On November 2, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the Act) into law, instituting for tax years commencing after 2017 significant changes to the rules governing federal tax audits of...more

"Key Takeaways: Delaware LLCs - The Implications of Anson"

Skadden held a webinar on September 14, 2015, to discuss certain key aspects of the U.K. Supreme Court decision in Anson v. HMRC, with a focus on potential ramifications for multinational groups including Delaware LLCs (and...more

Court Of Chancery Orders Dissolution Despite LLC Agreement Bar

by Morris James LLP on

This decision may answer the question of whether an LLC Agreement’s bar of dissolution without a member’s consent trumps the statutory remedy of court-ordered dissolution when the entity’s purpose cannot be achieved any...more

How Do I Get Out of this Practice?

by Jaburg Wilk on

For years the goal of many young doctors was to gain ownership in their medical practice entity. For many, when the time came for them to “make partner,” they signed on the dotted line without fully understanding the legal...more

LLC Operating Agreements May Need Amending Under California’s New LLC Law

The California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (the “New LLC Law”) was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on September 21, 2012. The New LLC Law will entirely replace the current California law governing...more

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