Julie O’Neill and Maria Remillard write “Keeping your business viable in the event of a divorce” for the Worcester Business Journal

The Worcester Business Journal has published “Keeping your business viable in the event of a divorce” by Julie O’Neill and Maria Remillard. Divorce is complicated, and brings on additional challenges for a divorcing couple who plan on continuing to operate their business as co-owners and managers. In this article, Julie and Maria offer divorcing couples who find themselves in this position some advice. Here is an excerpt from their article:

Even when one party owns the interest in the business, a court could grant the non-participant spouse an interest in the business, which could adversely impact the viability of the company. Business founders and owners can protect themselves from this dilemma with proper advance business planning and implementation of certain strategies prior to or at the time of the divorce.

Continue reading “Keeping your business viable in the event of a divorce” on the Worcester Business Journal website.

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Julie K. O’Neill

Julie O’Neill focuses her practice on business, corporate and securities law, and counseling individuals and entities at all stages of the corporate life cycle on a wide variety of sophisticated transactions in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. Julie regularly handles:

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  • Private placements including angel and venture capital equity financings
  • Limited liability company operating agreements and shareholders’ agreements
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  • Recapitalizations
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Maria L. Rockwell Remillard

Maria Rockwell Remillard is a highly-regarded trial and appellate lawyer focusing on probate and domestic relations cases as well as all aspects of civil appeals of Massachusetts. Her clients­ often well-to-do executives residing in central Massachusetts or MetroWest ­are typically facing hotly-contested divorce litigation involving complicated family structures, pre-nuptial agreements and significant, complicated foreign and domestic assets, including stock options, trusts and performance shares relating to compensation. “In my probate practice,” according to Maria, “my cases involve rights of surviving spouses, as well as contested wills, trusts,  guardianships and conservatorships.”

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Julie K. O’Neill

Julie O’Neill focuses her practice on business, corporate and securities law, and counseling individuals and entities at all stages of the corporate life cycle on a wide variety of sophisticated transactions in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. Julie regularly handles:

  • Entity selection and formation
  • Private placements including angel and venture capital equity financings
  • Limited liability company operating agreements and shareholders’ agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Recapitalizations
  • Secured transactions
  • Employment issues and partnership disputes
  • Licensing arrangements and general contract matters
  • Trademark and copyright registrations
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Maria L. Rockwell Remillard

Maria Rockwell Remillard is a highly-regarded trial and appellate lawyer focusing on probate and domestic relations cases as well as all aspects of civil appeals of Massachusetts. Her clients­ often well-to-do executives residing in central Massachusetts or MetroWest ­are typically facing hotly-contested divorce litigation involving complicated family structures, pre-nuptial agreements and significant, complicated foreign and domestic assets, including stock options, trusts and performance shares relating to compensation. “In my probate practice,” according to Maria, “my cases involve rights of surviving spouses, as well as contested wills, trusts,  guardianships and conservatorships.”

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