Smooth Transitions

Smooth Transitions

Addressing the Legal issues arising from the departure of employees & Business breakups

Category Archives: Shareholder Disputes

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Mad Men Non-Competes

Posted in Non-Compete Agreements, Shareholder Disputes
The much acclaimed Mad Men AMC television series is coming to an end with only a few episodes left.  The partners and employees of the New York advertising firm Sterling Cooper have given us a number of employment, partnership, negotiating, and other lessons over the years.  Times have changed with the firm as we have followed its… Continue Reading

Family Business Tips

Posted in Shareholder Disputes
Last week we discussed the firing of Paul Tueutul, Jr., and ongoing business divorce at Orange County Choppers.  This dispute between Jr. and his father, Paul Tueutul, Sr., has many of the issues that arise in a business divorce, as well as the complexity and dynamics that business divorce can take when two principals are family… Continue Reading

A Business Break Up American Chopper Style

Posted in Shareholder Disputes
  If you ever had the chance to watch American Chopper you are familiar with the tension between Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr.  Unfortunately, that tension led to departure of Jr. from Orange County Chopper and of course lawsuits.  (Peter Mahler provides an excellent recap of the litigation in his New York Business Business Divorce… Continue Reading

Shareholder Disputes: Requests for Books and Records

Posted in Shareholder Disputes
                                       Over the next few weeks you may notice some changes to this blog as it expands to cover topics related to Texas business breakups.  This will cover shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, and other disputes involving Texas business entities.  We begin with a shareholder’s right to review the books and records of a Texas corporation. Disputes… Continue Reading