As a rule, owners establish buy-sell agreements that can work well in the event of the death of a shareholder, but forget that the same provisions (for example. B a right of pre-emption at a predetermined price if an owner wishes to transfer ownership to someone) apply in the event of a lifetime transfer. Since these deals are designed for one event and used for another, the result is at least a boost to renegotiation and, in the worst case, a nightmare. Contract theory applies to the design of buy-sell agreements in the order of priority of the stakeholders in the company. If the company`s designated principal is the founding generation, the purchase-sale contract is written to protect the rights of the founders and ensure their ability to liquefy their interests at the best terms and prices. The repayment of a founder`s estate at a mark-up value would be an example of this type of contract. In any case, your buy-sell agreement should set out minimum qualifications for the valuation to enable the person or company to prepare the analysis, but also to indicate that the verifier should have sufficient experience and knowledge of the sector to take due account of the main investment characteristics of IFIs. Ultimately, you need a reasonable valuation product that stands up to possible judicial review, but you shouldn`t have to explain the basics of your business model. A continuity buy-sell agreement can also grant the advisor, who is required to purchase the practice, a “right of pre-emption” in the event of retirement in the event of a life-changing event. Before the outgoing owner can transfer his business interests, the other adviser should first be offered the opportunity to acquire those interests on the same terms. A right of pre-emption is optional in a continuity agreement. . .