This Note examines the nature of the fiduciary duty in the situation in which an executor/surviving partner must decide whether to consent to a continuation of the partnership business after dissolution and in the situation in which the surviving partner has an option to purchase the deceased partner's interest in the partnership under the terms of a partnership agreement. After separately considering the nature of the fiduciary duties of an executor and a surviving partner, the Note discusses the degree to which the fiduciary loyalty that an executor/surviving partner owes the deceased partner's estate governs his decision on whether to continue the partnership business after dissolution or to exercise an option to purchase.
Sandra L. Randleman,
The Fiduciary Responsibilities of a Surviving Partner Acting as Executor of the Deceased Partner's Estate,
33 Vanderbilt Law Review
Available at: https://scholarship.law.vanderbilt.edu/vlr/vol33/iss1/5