If you own part of a business, the subject of a buy-sell agreement has probably come up with your co-owners, and if it hasn’t, then it should.
The purpose of a buy-sell agreement is to provide for an orderly transition of ownership interests when certain specified events occur, e.g., an owner wants to sell his or her interest in the business, or an owner dies, becomes disabled, or retires. The point of a buy-sell agreement is to keep the business running smoothly when an owner desires or is forced to sell his or her interest in the entity. Typically, a buy-sell agreement controls the circumstances under which an owner may sell his or her interest, who is a permitted buyer, and how the price paid will be determined.
Among the many benefits of having a buy-sell agreement, are that they:
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Virginia Ryan provides business law and estate planning services to clients in Northern California, including Auburn, Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee.