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A buy-sell agreement at the beginning of the transaction defines the procedure for buying back a shareholder who wishes to withdraw, including the breakdown when a shareholder can impose a buyback, when shareholders can force another shareholder to resell his shares to the company and the price to be paid for the interests of the draining shareholder. This agreement has the force of a contract. If you have one, follow the steps set for the settlement of the redemption transaction. Divorce. It`s almost universal that business owners don`t want to be in business with an ex-spouse of an outgoing owner. There is no way to guess how a divorce judge will analyze the assets of an outgoing owner (including the owner`s interest in the transaction). Faced with this uncertainty, agreements often allow the outgoing owner to buy back his interests from his future ex-spouse.