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Corporate Provisional Directors

Corporate litigation and disputes can often lead to unintended consequences. Section 351.323, RSMo discusses a scenario in which the court may appoint a third-party provisional director of a corporation when there is an (a) even number of directors who are equally divided so that business can no longer be conducted and/or (b) when there is…

Corporate Litigation: Involuntary Dissolution and Liquidation

Generally, corporate “dissolution” refers to the termination of the corporation. It can happen voluntarily or involuntarily. In Missouri, certain corporations may be involuntary dissolved based upon a lawsuit by a shareholder. Dissolution of a corporation is an equitable action granted by Missouri statutes. Struckhoff v. Echo Ridge Farm, Inc., 833 S.W.2d 463, 466 (Mo. Ct. App. 1992)….

Ordinary Shareholder Relief: Removal of Corporate Directors & Officers

Although priority will generally be given to a corporation’s bylaws and shareholder vote, Missouri law has several safeguards that protect minority shareholders in closely held corporations. To give examples, if a shareholder can prove that the (1) directors or those in control of the corporation have acted, are acting, or will act illegally, oppressively, fraudulently…

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