Estate of Collins v. Tabs Motors of Valley Stream Corp. – Fixed-value provisions in buy-sell agreements need regular updates
Abstract: Buy-sell agreements are a critical tool for closely held businesses, and their valuation provisions play a significant role in how the agreements will play out when triggered. This article summarizes a recent New York case that teaches a valuable lesson about the importance of updating fixed-value provisions of buy-sell agreements — or choosing more prudent, alternate valuation methods. Estate of Collins v. Tabs Motors of Valley Stream Corp., No. 160529/2019 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Dec. 15, 2021).