The Nuts and Bolts of Buy/Sell Agreements


The Nuts and Bolts of Buy/Sell Agreements

A Buy/Sell Agreement is a legally binding contract that stipulates how a partner’s share of a business may be reassigned if that partner dies or otherwise leaves the business through a series of triggering events.

The key elements of a buy-sell agreement include:

  • Element 1. Identify the parties.
  • Element 2. Triggered buyout event.
  • Element 3. Buy-sell structure.
  • Element 4. Company valuation.
  • Element 5. Funding resources.
  • Element 6. Taxation considerations.

Learning Objectives:

  • By using “who, what, why, when, and how” questions, EPI members will learn the nuts and bolts (basics) of a Buy/Sell agreement while exploring real life war stories and the do’s and don’ts of negotiating these documents.


About the Presenters:

Learn from industry experts, Janice L. Miller, Esq., L. Gary Barr, Esq., and Tina Alleguez, Esq.

Meet the Presenters


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About the Presenters

Janice L. Miller, Esq.
L. Gary Barr, Esq.
Tina Alleguez, Esq.