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Court Awards ESOP $6.5 Million For Overpayment, Finds That Trustee Breached Duty
A U.S. District Court has rendered a $6.5 million judgment in favor of an employee stock ownership plan for the ESOP's overpayment for the founding shareholder's majority interest in the company.
United States
22 Aug 2019
New Treasury Regulations Revise Taxation Of U.S. Persons Owning Foreign Corporations
In an unanticipated development, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued regulations (New Guidance)
United States
22 Jul 2019
Relief On The Way To U.S. Individuals Owning Stock In A "Controlled Foreign Corporation"
The U.S. Department of the Treasury on March 4, 2019, released proposed regulations (the Proposed Regulations) dealing with the application of the recent U.S. tax reform to U.S. shareholders of a CFC.
United States
14 Mar 2019
U.S. Corporate Financing Transactions Facilitated By IRS Proposed Regulation
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a proposed regulation (the Proposed Regulation) on Oct. 31, 2018.
United States
14 Nov 2018
U.S. Tax Reform: Impacts And Opportunities For Mexican Businesses, Part 1
New law H.R. 1 (Public Law No. 115-17), informally known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Tax Act), signed into law on Dec. 22, 2017, is the most sweeping change to the U.S. tax code in a generation.
United States
26 Jul 2018
Knee Deep In The Big Muddy Of Director Compensation And Stockholder Ratification
The Delaware Supreme Court delivered a gift to the plaintiffs' bar with its recent opinion reversing the Court of Chancery's In Re Investors Bancorp, Inc. Stockholder Litigation decision.
United States
4 Jan 2018
IRS Expands Management Contract Guidelines For Projects Financed With Tax-Exempt Bonds
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) earlier this year released Rev. Proc. 2017-13 (the Guidelines)...
United States
11 May 2017
50/50 Ownership Relationships Can Be Trouble, Plan Ahead
TransPerfect is a successful global translation business founded by two college friends, Philip Shawe and Elizabeth Elting, and owned 50/50...
United States
23 Mar 2017
ESOPs: A Powerful Tool For Closely Held Banks
An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is a powerful and effective tool that can be used for addressing many different issues facing closely held banks. For shareholders in a closely held bank...
United States
22 Mar 2017
DOL Issues New Guidance On Plan Fiduciaries' Proxy Voting Policies
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued Interpretive Bulletin (IB) 2016-1 regarding the exercise of shareholder rights and proxy voting policies or guidelines.
United States
1 Mar 2017
Can A Minority Shareholder Force The Majority To Buy Their Interest?
The question often arises whether a minority shareholder can require the majority to buy his interest in a privately held company
United States
10 Jan 2017
Seventh Circuit Rejects Dudenhoeffer Applicability To Privately Held Stock
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit's Aug. 25, 2016, decision in Allen v. GreatBanc Trust Co., No. 15-3569, made it the first court in a published opinion...
United States
22 Sep 2016
If You Are Considering Selling Your Business, Have You Considered An ESOP?
Baby boomers are retiring, and for many, that means they are selling their businesses, including businesses in the food and beverage industry.
United States
12 Aug 2016
Multiparticipant Trusts And Conflicting Duties
A recent article in the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal [Volume 50, Number 2, Fall 2015] discussed the phenomena of grantors of trusts "increasingly naming trust protectors, particularly for a trust that may endure for many years...."
United States
14 Apr 2016
Maryland Appellate Court Clarifies Applicability Of Business Judgment Rule For Board Responding To Shareholder Demand
In Oliveira v. Sugarman, the shareholders of Maryland corporation iStar Financial Inc. demanded that the board of directors investigate and institute claims on behalf of iStar...
United States
12 Feb 2016
Ritchie v. Rupe 2016 And The Limits Of Fiduciary Duties Owed Between Shareholders In Closely Held Businesses
A recent Texas court of appeals decision bucks the prevailing view when it comes to fiduciary duties owed between shareholders in closely held companies.
United States
8 Feb 2016
ISS's Equity Plan Scorecard: A New Era In Public Company Equity Compensation Plans
Publicly-traded companies often establish equity compensation plans to incentivize executives and directors and align their interests with the interests of the company.
United States
4 Jan 2016
Aiding And Abetting Shareholder Oppression?
Earlier this summer, in Brown v. Pennington, No. 05-14-01349-CV, 2015 WL 3958618, the Texas Court of Appeals dismissed a tort claim against a non-shareholder loan guarantor for lack of personal jurisdiction.
United States
9 Sep 2015
Hot Topics From The Attorneys For Family Held Enterprises Conference
On June 17, the Attorneys for Family Held Enterprises (AFHE) held a midyear conference in New York City.
United States
11 Aug 2015
Trustees Beware: Which Fiduciary Standard Applies To Your "Business Judgments"?
To what legal standard must a trustee adhere when he or she also participates in the control of a family or closely held business?
United States
23 Jun 2015
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