“Very simply, business divorce is the separation of business owners who don’t want to be together anymore. It can be an amicable parting of the ways, or it can be a very nasty, drawn-out, expensive, litigated parting of the ways.”

-Peter Mahler

Episode Outline

00:19 – Introduction

01:19 – About Peter Mahler

02:50 – What is business divorce?

05:08 – Business divorce and shareholder oppression

08:14 – Peter’s typical clients

10:54 – LLC vs. corporation

16:09 – Jacobs v. Cartalemi

22:05 – Farro v. Schochet

29:21 – LLC laws in different states

33:13 – Peter’s advice for litigating business divorce cases

38:56 – Where to find Peter online

40:34 – Final thoughts on business appraisal


About Peter Mahler

Peter A. Mahler concentrates his litigation practice on business divorce cases involving dissolution and other disputes among co-owners of closely held business entities, such as limited liability companies, corporations, and partnerships. He represents both control and non-control owners, often involving family-owned businesses. Peter frequently counsels business owners prior to litigation, not only to advise them of their rights, but to assist in designing and negotiating an amicable separation of the parties. His counsel helps avoid litigation by means of a buy-out, sale, or division of business assets.

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