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May 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Shareholder Agreements in Closely-Held Massachusetts Corporations

I received this brief summary from Elizabeth Burnett and Jehanne Bjornebye at Mintz Levin and found it interesting. Several questions about the rights of shareholders and their conflicting rights as fiduciaries are addressed in the recent Superior Court decision Merriam v. Demoulas Super Markets, Inc. It’s instructive.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Restricted Stock: A Simpler Solution for Mid-Sized Companies

There are at least five reasons why restricted stock grants remain appealing for a variety of companies, large, medium and small: (1) it’s real stock; (2) it creates a meaningful element of employee retention; (3) the income tax consequences are straightforward; (4) the grantees really do have skin in the game; and (5) an employer can add features that help preserve the control of the current owner(s).