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Family corporations walk on eggshells

Remedy in self-dealing case removes father from his position of control over family holding company

Neill May

There are certainly some symmetries when one finds oneself reading court decisions about corporate disputes among family members during the holiday season and the case involves a poultry-processing operation. It brings to mind the traditional family dinner setting and underscores an enduring law that applies in corporate contexts like all others: Families are complicated. One of my parents was a corporate lawyer and the other a family therapist, and I’m embarrassed to admit that only after reading dozens of decisions about business disputes among family members did I begin to notice the natural synergies.

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