Client Alert

| February 14, 2012

Delaware Court of Chancery Reaffirms Application of Fiduciary Duties in LLC Context

In Auriga Capital Corporation v. Gatz Properties, LLC, Chancellor Strine held that the traditional fiduciary duties of loyalty and care are owed by managers of Delaware limited liability companies (“LLCs”) to their members in the absence of a contractual provision waiving or modifying those duties. This case is a reminder that the parties to an LLC agreement need to consider the appropriate scope of the manager’s fiduciary duties and reflect that scope in the LLC agreement.

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