Fiduciary Duties in Closely Held Firms 35 Years after Wilkes v. Springside Nursing Home

Date(s) of Conferences:

October 15, 2010


Blake Law Center, Western New England College


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. 

Contact Information:

Ms. Jackee Gadson
(413) 796-2030


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