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Buy/Sell Agreements

Skillful Review And Preparation Of Your Buy-Sell Agreements

Beginning a business with another person or more than one person is an effective way to ensure that the business has all of the talent it needs to succeed. But, it is important to enter into an ownership arrangement with all aspects clearly defined, including what will happen when one owner is ready to leave the business.

A buy/sell agreement dictates what happens when an owner wants to leave the business. Buy/sell agreements should be established at the outset of a business, so that each owner clearly understands his or her rights and responsibilities. A well-drafted buy/sell agreement can be very strong insurance against excessive disruption should an owner seek to leave the business.

Our attorneys provide experienced representation to business owners who are seeking assistance with:

  • Drafting a buy/sell agreement — Having experienced business attorneys draft your buy/sell agreement can help you avoid or minimize any potential disputes that could derail the success of your business.
  • Representing individual owners as they work through a dissolution — Our attorneys understand how to protect the individual interests and rights of business owners as they proceed through a dissolution.

Decades Of Experience Helping Entrepreneurs With Buy/Sell Agreements

At Brown Paindiris & Scott, our attorneys have been representing the interests of the business community since 1977. We understand the needs of individual business owners, and we have the skill and experience necessary to be able to help them through potentially challenging issues like the drafting of a buy/sell agreement or the dissolution of a business. The quality of the representation our firm provides has been acknowledged by our receiving an AV* Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest available rating.

Key questions that are answered by an effective buy/sell agreement include:

  • How will the value of an owner’s interest be determined, including goodwill, fixed assets and inventory?
  • How will the departing owner be paid?