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This is why Virginia’s death is sadly Bears fans best hope. I know they’ve said they have a plan but you can’t split the team equally under all the heirs. They have 10 kids I think.
The Bears shares controlled by VM are in testamentary trusts with the beneficiaries being the McCasky clan grandchildren. It is just that VM has been granted the right to vote on all the shares of the trusts hence she controls the voting rights of 80% of the shares despite not owning 80% of shares. The Bears were structured like this back in the 80-90s for estate tax purposes.
In addition if a beneficiary of the trust wishes to sell their shares, the trust haves have a right of first refusal. This came up in a lawsuit in the 90s when the 2 children of Halas Jr wanted to sell. Think they ended up selling at a valuatiom of 17.5m at the time and are probably pissed given their shares would be worth hundreds of millions now.
In short, when Virginia dies, one of the McCaskey's will become controlling owner able to vote the shares of the trust and thus meet the 30% requirement but the underlying beneficiaries of the trust can be any number of people. Unless all of them want to sell, more than likely any individual McCaskey member wanting out would just offer their stake back to the trust and the trust would buy it back and divy it up among the remaining McCaskey's. I believe the Trust Deed prevents the Trustee from selling against the will of the beneficiaries so VM or her replacement can't unilaterally sell.