Shareholder Agreement Sparks Suit Over Discount Use in FMV Calculation

Business Valuation UpdateVol. 22 No. 4
Legal and Court Case Update
April 2016
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breach of fiduciary duty
expert testimony, discount for lack of marketability (DLOM), minority interest, discount for lack of control (DLOC), stock buyback, stock valuation

In re Estate of Bittner (Bittner II)
2016 Pa. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 179
January 21, 2016
US
State Court
Pennsylvania
Superior Court of Pennsylvania (appellate court)
Joshua Lefcowitz (executors); none (appellants)
Olson

Summary

Appeals court affirms probate court’s ruling that ambiguous shareholder agreement requiring determination of fair market value of decedent’s minority interest in closely held companies accommodated use of discounts for lack of marketability and control.

See Also

In re Estate of Bittner (Bittner II)

Appeals court affirms probate court’s ruling that ambiguous shareholder agreement requiring determination of fair market value of decedent’s minority interest in closely held companies accommodated use of discounts for lack of marketability and control.