Shareholder Oppression

Shareholder Disputes in Pennsylvania

By Bianca A. Roberto on May 2nd, 2023

Posted in Litigation, Pennsylvania Law Monitor, Shareholder Oppression

Shareholder disputes can be costly and time-consuming for Pennsylvania businesses. These disputes can arise for various reasons, including disagreements over management decisions, allegations of breaches of fiduciary duties, and disputes over ownership and control of the company. Pennsylvania law provides various avenues for litigating shareholder disputes, including mediation, arbitration, and… Continue reading

Disrespectful & Unfairly Dispropriate Treatment of a Female Shareholder by Male Majority Shareholders in Closely Held Corporation Constituted Oppression

By Scott I. Unger on January 27th, 2020

Posted in Shareholder Oppression

An Erie County, New York Supreme Court Justice recently held that the disrespectful and unfair dispropriate treatment of a female shareholder based upon her gender in a closely held corporation constituted oppression. In re Matter of Diane M. Straka, Index No. 807308-2017 (citing, Bus. Law. §1104(a)-(1). In that case, the… Continue reading

Pennsylvania Appellate Court Affirms Dissolution of Profitable Limited Liability Companies Based Finding of Deadlock

By Scott I. Unger on July 9th, 2015

Posted in Shareholder Oppression

In Staiger v. Holohan, 100 A.3d 622 (Pa. Super. 2014), a Pennsylvania appellate court found that a trial court could order the dissolution of a profitable Pennsylvania Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). The facts of the case are simple and fairly straightforward. Plaintiff Michael Staiger (“Staiger”) and Defendant Kevin Holohan (“Holohan”)… Continue reading

A Nutshell on Marketability & Minority Discounts in New Jersey

By Scott I. Unger on August 28th, 2007

Posted in Business & Corporate, Litigation, Shareholder Oppression

In most cases, the single most important issue in a minority shareholder oppression dispute is the valuation of the complaining shareholder’s interest in subject closely held company. One important sub-issue is the applicability of marketability and minority discounts in valuing a less than controlling interest in the subject closely held corporation. Continue reading

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