I have been away from my blog for more than a year. I am hopeful that I can post more often. My goal is to provide timely and useful information to shareholders and management in close corporations. I have not been timely but my hope is that the information has been useful.

Much of what I do involves shareholder litigation in close corporations, preventing the same and the related area of succession planning. The preventative measures and succession planning techniques utilize creative estate planning, gifts, buy-sell agreements, voting trusts and agreements–the usual suspects. I came across a piece in The New York Times which added a new dimension to the discussion. A link is http://nyti.ms/12phzMV