September 20, 2010
Conference Announcement: Fiduciary Duties in Closely Held Firms 35 Years after Wilkes v. Springside Nursing Home
Eric Gouvin, my friend from Western New England College School of Law, sent me the following conference announcement:
On Friday, October 15, the Western New England College Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship will present a truly outstanding program examining fiduciary duties in closely held businesses.
In 1975, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided the case of Donahue v. Rodd Electrotype, holding that shareholders in closely held corporations owe each other fiduciary duties similar to those owed by partners to each other. The following year, the Court decided Wilkes v. Springside Nursing Home, Inc. to further refine that idea. In the 35 years since those decisions, the law of business organizations and the law of fiduciary duties have evolved significantly.
This conference features leading scholars of business organization law discussing the impact of those cases in on the development of the law. We will also have the lawyers who argued the Wilkes case on hand to provide the backstory on the case.
You may register for the event by contacting Ms. Jackee Gadson at (413) 796-2030 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Registration is $30 and includes lunch and refreshments. For more information visit: www.wnec.edu/lawandbusiness
The schedule for the event looks terrific. If you plan to be in New England in October, I would definitely recommend attending.