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May 23, 2017

Minority Shareholder Oppression Damages in New Jersey: More Than Just a Buyout?

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

Dec 13, 2016

Some Pitfalls of Negotiating Your Own Buyout in a Business Divorce

More and more shareholder dispute litigations are settling earlier than ever before, which is obviously a good thing for anyone who does not want to pay a fortune in legal fees (i.e., everyone).  The reason is simple – in all but a handful of business divorce cases, it is obvious to everyone involved that the oppressed minority shareholder will wind up on the receiving end of a buyout. » Read More

Apr 20, 2016

Perils Of Negotiating Your Own Buyout

Some clients come in for a consultation with no desire to file an oppressed minority shareholder action.  Instead, the goal is to have an attorney draft the papers necessary to accept an offer made by the other side to purchase his or her shares, avoiding just such a court battle.  Corporate attorneys who do not handle shareholder oppression cases may assume the purchase price is fair, or at least not question it closely, and simply “paper” the transaction. » Read More

Oct 30, 2015

Negotiating Your Own Buyout May Be Shortsighted [and Is Often More Costly than Paying an Attorney]

Many new clients come to me after they have already negotiated their separation from the company – usually shareholders who have agreed to be bought out – and now want me to just “write it up.”  Kudos to these clients for at least not attempting to draft the entire agreement themselves.  The downside is that these clients often have no idea the harm they may have done to themselves already by negotiating without assistance.» Read More

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