Buy-Sell Agreements for Investment Management Firms: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

If you are an owner of an investment management firm and have not reviewed your buy-sell agreement recently, you’re not alone.

Buy-sell agreements are frequently the most forgotten corporate document in the file. No one thinks about buy-sell agreements until a triggering event, and then it becomes the only thing they think about. Partners are often surprised by the language in the contract they signed many years before, and too often a serious dispute breaks out between partners over what the words in the agreement mean, or were intended to mean. The purpose of this whitepaper is to equip ownership to understand the consequences of their buy-sell agreements before a controversy arises, and to make informed decisions about the drafting or re-drafting of the agreement that promote the financial health and sustainability of their firm.