Author Archives: Steve Robinson

BUSINESS DIVORCES: Fiduciary Duty in Company Relationships— Introduction

In BUSINESS DIVORCES:  Keeping a Legal Inventory, we discussed how important it is for an owner of a company to know his legal rights — and legal wrongs — when a dispute erupts with other owners.  Assessing those legal debits … Continue reading


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BUSINESS DIVORCES: Podcast

I was interviewed recently by Peter Mahler for his Business Divorce Roundtable podcast: A Transactional Lawyer’s Approach to Resolving Business Divorce: Podcast Interview with Steve Robinson. A partner at Farrell Fritz in the New York City area, Peter has over … Continue reading


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BUSINESS DIVORCES:  Emotional Intelligence

Why do I choose to write about the concept of Emotional Intelligence in a lawyer’s blog on Business Divorces?  Mainly because an attorney needs a sound Emotional Intelligence (EQ) if she is to successfully “separate the people from the problem” … Continue reading


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BUSINESS DIVORCES: Information Disparity among Owners

Two Types of Information Disparity At an early stage in a business divorce situation, one side usually encounters a challenging hurdle: his opponent possesses much more information about the company than he does.  The problem is a disparity in internal … Continue reading


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BUSINESS DIVORCES:  Drafting the Resolution Agreement — Setting the Subject Scope

Drafting the Resolution Agreement — Some Typical Provisions  posted last month discusses some of the terms typically found in a business divorce resolution agreement. Here is a short discussion about the set of terms in a business divorce resolution agreement … Continue reading


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BUSINESS DIVORCES:  Drafting the Resolution Agreement — When Will Closing Occur?

Drafting the Resolution Agreement – Some Typical Provisions posted last week briefly discusses three kinds of provisions typically found in most business divorce resolution agreements.  (The single essential term in every divorce agreement — Mutual Releases — is addressed in … Continue reading


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BUSINESS DIVORCES:  Drafting the Resolution Agreement — Some Typical Provisions

Drafting the Resolution Agreement — The Single Essential Provision posted last week addressed the single essential term every business divorce agreement must cover: Mutual Releases.  The other material provisions of business divorce agreements, however, may vary, because every business divorce is … Continue reading


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BUSINESS DIVORCES:  Drafting the Resolution Agreement — The Single Essential Provision

Drafting the Resolution Agreement — An Analytical Approach posted last week proposed an analytical approach to take toward preparing a business divorce resolution agreement.  This post identifies the single essential term every business divorce definitive agreement must contain and every business … Continue reading


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BUSINESS DIVORCES:  Drafting the Resolution Agreement — An Analytic Approach

An earlier post discussed several different forms for a business resolution agreement.   This post suggests an analytic approach to take toward drafting a definitive agreement, agreement in principle or letter of intent relating to a business divorce resolution.   … Continue reading


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BUSINESS DIVORCES: Keeping a Legal Inventory

A prior post in this series discusses the importance of knowing your BATNA in a business divorce:  your “Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement.” Knowing your BATNA includes discovering it, understanding it, improving it, reviewing it, and revising it as … Continue reading


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