Preparing for the unexpected – Buy-sell agreements can steady businesses in uncertain times
Abstract: To guard against the negative consequences that could arise from events such as the death or disability of a partner, the divorce of a family business owner, or a shareholder dispute, companies need to be prepared. A buy-sell agreement can steady a business in uncertain times, and valuation considerations play an integral role in effective agreements. This is why an appraiser is needed to address areas such as insurance coverage, buyout terms, and choosing the correct standard of value. A qualified appraiser also knows how to avoid simplistic or outdated formulas in determining the appropriate value.