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Buying and selling closely held businesses

Buying and selling closely held businesses

structuring the transaction when the investors want to sell

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Published by MCLE in Boston, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Close corporations -- Massachusetts.,
  • Close corporations -- United States.,
  • Corporation law -- Massachusetts.,
  • Corporation law -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPamela J. Anderson, chair ... [et al.].
    ContributionsAnderson, Pamela J., Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (1982- )
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 414 p. :
    Number of Pages414
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16603407M
    LC Control Number95075791

      A closely-held stock is a circumstance wherein a company’s common shares are predominantly owned by one individual owner or by a small group of controlling stockholders. This is in contrast to a. When it comes time to sell a business, many business owners incorrectly assume the debt that the business has will disappear when the business is sold. This comes from the belief that a new buyer will simply take over the debt. In some cases, the debt is absorbed in the transaction as part of the sale.

      The readers that contributed previously were spot on! Having been (and continuing to be) in a closely-held corporation for over 30 years, without a buy-sell agreement because one shareholder was married and the other was not, and the wife of the married one refused to sign the buy-sell because there was no guarantee that the future wife of the other Reviews: 8. For closely-held businesses with multiple owners, it’s certainly a best practice to have a buy-sell agreement signed and in place. A buy-sell agreement is a contract between the co-owners of a business which stipulates the terms and conditions for the buyout of an interest in the company should one of the owners need to leave.

      The closely-held, family business often is the most significant asset of the business owner’s estate, both from the point of view of valuation for transfer tax purposes as well as for family business succession. Closely-held, family businesses represent a significant contribution to the Nation’s gross national product and job creation. Identifying a competent “deal team” requires prior planning because closely held businesses rarely have employees or engagements with professional service providers dedicated to buying .


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Accessible to practitioners with varying degrees of experience in the subject, An Estate Planner's Guide to Buy-Sell Agreements for the Closely Held Business provides guidance for assisting owners of a closely held business in structuring arrangements to deal with the withdrawal of an owner from the ownership of the business.

The book explains. The author makes a convincing recommendation based on more than 30 years working with business owners and buy-sell agreements. The best valuation mechanism for most successful closely held and family businesses is one calling for a single appraiser that is selected by the parties now (i.e., before any trigger event), and who prepares an appraisal to set the price for the buy-sell /5(8).

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A buy-sell agreement probably will also preclude (1) the potential extension of time afforded by Section to pay estate taxes attributable to closely held business interests, (2) the deduction under Section for qualified family-owned business interests, and (3) application of the special-use valuation rules of Section : () CLOSELY-HELD BUSINESSES: AN OVERVIEW William C.

Staley, Attorney () 1. WHY BOTHER WITH A BUY-SELL AGREEMENT. To create a fair way for the shareholders to cash out of their in-vestment in the business. - The primary way to cash out is by requiring the other share-holders to buy a selling shareholder’s shares at death or the.

The Guide addresses the many tax considerations for closely held business buyers and sellers, including selecting the best form of business entity, valuing the business, facilitating due diligence and structuring taxable and tax-free merger and acquisition transactions.

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The fact remains, however, that there are thousands of S corporations in existence, out of which many closely held businesses operate.

For these businesses, the satisfaction of these requirements – i.e., living within these limitations and the attendant “lost opportunities” [i] – is the cost of securing and maintaining the corporation.

Like buying a house, it must first be determined if the vendor (selling advisor) actually owns what he or she is proposing to sell. Some dealers have an agreement — in writing — proving that the dealer, and not the advisor, owns the book of business.

In that case, the selling advisor can’t actually sell the book of business. A business usually has many assets. When sold, these assets must be classified as capital assets, depreciable property used in the business, real property used in the business, or property held for sale to customers, such as inventory or stock in trade.

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Buy-sell agreements are among the most common yet least understood business agreements and. A large liquidity event is a major life development for a business owner. Selling a business can create issues related to cash flow, investment portfolios, how family property is held and how to.

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Mezzullo, An Estate Planner S Guide To Buy Sell Agreements For The Closely Held Business Books available in PDF. Investors buy and sell stock of large companies on the NYSE all the time without having any controlling interest.

Apply that to a smaller business without shares being actively traded on an exchange. A valuation that uses fair market value as a foundation searches for the market equivalent for a closely held business share.

of a closely held corporation except where a partnership is specifically referenced. Further, the outline will primarily emphasize the use of the buy-sell agreement in a family owned business, although most of the factors and considerations involved are equally applicable to any closely held business, whether or not family owned.

Purpose of Buy-Sell Agreements. In practice, a buy-sell agreement accomplishes several objectives. It provides a mechanism for an orderly business succession should an owner decide to transfer his interest due to a voluntarily event, such as retirement, or an involuntary event, such as death, disability, insanity, or bankruptcy.

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out of 5 stars Hardcover. 27 offers Reviews: 6. The valuation of closely held companies is a large and growing practice. However, most people are not aware of this valuation activity since the companies being valued are closely held and, thus, private in nature.

Additionally, since closely held entities are typically smaller than publicly traded entities, fewer investors are affected by the results of such .