Stephen H. Knee, Of Counsel to the firm’s Corporate Department, will present a webinar on “Business Divorce: Understanding Its Dynamics and Formulating Solutions” on Tuesday, December 6 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET. The program will be sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Center for Professional Development, Division for Public Services, Section of Dispute Resolution, Section of Family Law, Senior Lawyers Division, and Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division.
Being in business with another party or parties is a marriage. As in any marriage, different people approach things in different ways. It is therefore important to provide for governance, succession planning, and exit strategies for participants at the time the business is formed, and to memorialize these provisions in a written agreement updated as circumstances change.
Topics of discussion will include:
- An overview of the practical, legal, and psychological issues most commonly present in a business breakup
- Valuation issues and issues common in structuring the divorce, as well as issues in the methods of resolution
- Preventative measures that should be taken at the time of formation
Mr. Knee is the author of “Business Divorce: Understanding Its Dynamics and Formulating Solutions” (American Bar Association, 2015). He is co-author of the chapter on “Managing Post-Acquisition Disputes” and author of the chapter on “Family Business Disputes and Business Divorces” in the “ADR Deskbook for the Business Lawyer” (American Bar Association, 2016).
Mr. Knee’s legal practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, mediation, corporate law and general business counseling, corporate governance issues, post-acquisition business disputes and business divorces. He has served as outside general counsel for middle market businesses and has represented corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and other business entities in all forms of business transactions. Mr. Knee is listed on the roster of Superior Court of New Jersey-approved civil mediators in the areas of complex commercial litigation, contracts and commercial transactions, and general equity.
Additional program information and registration details at: http://bit.ly/2g1fbZU