With an increasing number of baby boomers reaching retirement age, business owners are choosing to leave the workforce. This means the end of a partnership and a change in the way you do business.
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Many closely-held business owners devote the majority of their lives to developing a successful business.
Therefore, as part of their estate planning strategy, small business owners want to ensure that the worth of their business is properly valued, especially if the business must be sold in order to pay estate taxes. If drafted properly, a buy-sell agreement is an effective tool that can be used to set the value of a closely-held business interest.
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