Less Cumbrous Conversions In Sight For California Corporations

Conversions will soon be less cumbrous for California corporations.  Current law authorizes various types of California business entities to convert in a one-step process into business entities organized under the laws of another jurisdiction...

Why I Find This Case To Be So Confusing

I recently came across Judge William Alsup's ruling in Carbon Crest, LLC v. Tencue Productions, LLC, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66676.  However, the first two sentences of the ruling left me baffled:

Sale Of Shares At Sheriff's Sale May Constitute Conversion

One might expect that a sheriff's sale of stock pursuant to a writ of execution could not result in a viable claim for conversion by a judgment debtor.  A California Court of Appeal, however, has ruled that it could.

Failure To Return Shares Subject To Repurchase Right Supports Conversion Claim

Closely held issuers often include a repurchase right in their equity award agreements.  I expect that in most cases, shareholders will comply with these provisions.  When a shareholder doesn't, the company's most obvious cause of action will be for...

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