Purchase Of Almost All Of A Business’s Assets Valid Though Manager Lacked Authority To Sell

In B&C Realty of Ill., LLC v. Chi. Stand-Up Mri, LLC, 2013 IL App (1st) 112064, http://www.state.il.us/court/r23_orders/appellatecourt/2013/1stdistrict/1112064_r23.pdf (Ill. App., 2013), the court held that a buyer of real property that constituted substantially all of the assets of a manager-managed limited liability company could win a title action against a co-manager of the LLC and the…

Be Sure You Secure The Property You Need To Back Up A Family Business Loan

In Diotallevi v. Diotallevi, 2013 IL App (2d) 111297, http://www.state.il.us/court/Opinions/AppellateCourt/2013/2ndDistrict/2111297.pdf (Ill. App., 2014), the court denied claims by relatives of a divorced couple to two land trust properties that were made more than five years after the relatives made loans to the couple for their tree nursery business. The couple formed an LLC including the…

Third Party Fraud Is No Defense To A Bank’s Mortgage Rights, If You Sign Away Your Property And Don’t Record Your Liens

In Stump v. Swanson Development Co., 2014 IL App (3d) 110784, http://www.state.il.us/court/Opinions/AppellateCourt/2014/3rdDistrict/3110784.pdf, Feb. 10, 2014, the court held that a Mr. Stump had been induced to sign a deed to some real estate by fraud, and held that two individuals were liable for failing to include Mr. Stump in a limited liability company, and for…

Arbitration Provisions In LLC Agreements Are Enforceable, Even If Other Terms Are Not

The Ritz-Carlton Management Company (RCMC) was able to compel arbitration as provided for in a condominium association LLC operating agreement, even though condominium owners alleged the agreement was unconscionable, and that RCMC had committed fraud. (Ritz-Carlton Mgmt. Co. v. Ass’n of Apartment Owners of Kapalua Bay Condo. (D. Haw., 2013), rehearing denied, http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCOURTS-hid-1_13-cv-00055/pdf/USCOURTS-hid-1_13-cv-00055-1.pdf ) The…

FINRA Proposed Limited Registration For Capital Finders

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has proposed a limited form of registration for persons and organizations involved in finding capital for business deals. The title for such brokers would be “Limited Corporate Financing Brokers”, and the proposal is Regulatory Notice 14-09, available at  http://www.finra.org/Industry/Regulation/Notices/2014/P449587 “Finders” regulation has been an active topic of conversation in…