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Buy-sell with confidence.

Plan ahead as a co-owner of a closely-held company by creating a buy-sell agreement.
Know you’re doing it right

You won't forget anything
You have an attorney to turn to 

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Costs largely depend on the complexity of the project, location, and other details. Speak with our experienced project managers to get an exact price based on your unique project requirements. 
 
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  • Buy-sell agreements

$380 - $770 avg.

LawTrades
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Why an operating agreement

A buy-sell agreement (also referred to as a “business prenup”) is a contract between owners of a company that states what will happen to the business if an owner passes away or leaves the company. The agreement controls how the owners of a business can sell their interests in the business, who they can sell them to, when they can sell them, and how much they can sell them for. A buy-sell agreement is utilized most by closely-held companies as it’s a great way to assure that the business remains with the current owners (or “in the family”) rather than allowing standard corporation or partnership rules control what happens.

Without a buy-sell agreement, a business can face a bunch of problems when one owner leaves the company, is divorced, becomes bankrupt, disabled, retires, or dies. A well-written buy-sell agreement can dictate what happens when each of those events take place. Although this agreement can be created at any point, it’s recommended for business owners to execute an agreement at the same time of, or soon after, incorporating. 

The benefits

Know you’re doing it right

Although you may be able to do this yourself, there is a chance you will make a mistake, overlook something, or simply take a path that is not the best for your company. A buy sell agreement lawyer is a safe-guard against these problems.

You have an attorney to turn to 

There’s a good chance you’re going to like your attorney from LawTrades and want to keep using him / her. Also, it may help to turn to the lawyer who drafted the agreement when an event triggers it. 

You won’t forget anything

There are many events that can trigger a buy-sell agreement. There are also a lot of other terms to include in a buy-sell. A buy sell agreement lawyer will assure all the points are hit. 

How it works

Evaluate.

Our legal team evaluates your business needs and designs a custom solution for your legal strategy.

Deploy.

We deploy the right legal talent to the right projects– both aligned with your company's culture and priorities.

Integrate.

We onboard your lawyers and they start contributing, supported by our senior legal staff.

Iterate.

Expand and contract work based on the fluctuating needs of your business.

How it works

Evaluate.

Our legal team evaluates your business needs and designs a custom solution for your legal strategy.

Deploy.

We deploy the right legal talent to the right projects– both aligned with your company's culture and priorities.

Integrate.

We onboard your lawyers and they start contributing, supported by our senior legal staff.

Iterate.

Expand and contract work based on the fluctuating needs of your business.

Reviews

Haithem E.

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Working with LawTrades has been transformative for our company. Whenever we have a legal project that has to get done, we know we can count on LT to help us find a specialized lawyer for the project at an extremely reasonable price. We've had nothing but great experiences with them thus far, and look forward to continue working with LT for many projects to come!

Parth S.

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Fantastic service. Easy to use, professional results, and the customer service is quick and top notch.

Brandon F.

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This team is EXCELLENT. They will reply almost immediately even in the evening hours and I have found them to be both reliable and dependable. They will answer many confusing questions for anyone and will connect you to the services you need (copyright/patent/trademark/whatever else). Personally, I have tried speaking with law groups and scheduling appointments but nothing is easier than working with LawTrades. The costs are fixed, so no surprises and no hourly ripoffs. You are guaranteed vetted lawyers who are interested in helping you at an affordable rate and you have the best customer service you could ask for. 100% recommend! This is lawyering-up made easy.

Joey C.

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So far has been an excellent experience. My LawTrades attorney is excellent at what he does, has fair pricing, and is as excited to work with our company as we are to build it. LawTrades also has excellent customer support, and I've enjoyed using your interface as well to track invoices. The only thing I would want is the ability to delete projects, and to use your website on my tablet. Other than that, great work. Keep it up! I've already mentioned you to other founders and colleagues!

Michael A.

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Have been working with them since back in 2015. They're building an amazing platform that's really going to disrupt how the legal practice has been looking at for quite a while. Big fan of what they are in the process of building, and the product itself is great too. Recommend this to anyone who's looking for a lawyer, but might be confused about where to start. LawTrades makes it super easy.

Christian C.

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I found LawTrades through an eNewsletter called The Hustle, right around the time I was filing for some trademarks. I thought it would be a good opportunity to try out this service. It was SO EASY. LawTrades hooked me up with a Trademark Lawyer who was very knowledgeable, and he had GREAT COMMUNICATION skills. I felt like my business was in great hands, and I've already recommended a few colleagues to use LawTrades. I will definitely use them again, the next time I require legal services. Yes!

Azeem K.

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I NEVER post reviews but these guys are on to something. I've used the service a few times and it's awesome. For things that my lawyer would charge me a ton of $ for, I'm able to do at a fraction of the price and manage all of my open items through the system. The lawyers on there are pre-vetted and great to work with, haven't had any issues. They also offer other free resources like contract templates, best practices, etc. I recommend them to my friends when I can.

Justin P.

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I had an excellent experience with LawTrades. From the initial enquiry they located a lawyer (Sylvain) who was ideal for my needs. Sylvain was very friendly, efficient and provided a great service at a great price. I would not hesitate to use LawTrades or Sylvain again. The administration and process from start to finish was made as easy as possible by the LawTrades team.

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Chris M.

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Working with my lawyer assign Jon H. was very easy and seamless. He was quick, attentive and answered my questions and concerns in a timely manner. Definitely recommend you and his services.

Hassan A.

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It was so easy to manage through the text interaction when I got started. It was easy, fast and painless. I am very impressed

Jill J.

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Great experience all around, LawTrades was just so much more personal and much better than other startup/online on-demand solutions for legal work,. Almost feels like I handpicked and hired the attorney myself. The Attorney was available to answer questions by phone or text message, so was the LawTrades rep who set the whole thing up. And when setting up new entities you always have questions, so this was a big deal for me.

Frequently asked
questions

Can I use a template I found online?
I wouldn’t recommend it. A buy sell agreement should be custom-drafted and particular to your company and co-owners. A buy sell agreement lawyer should guide you in this process as the needs of each company and its owners are unique.
What are the different types of buy-sell agreements?
There are three types of buy sell agreements. The first is a redemption agreement where the entity (rather than the other owner) is required to purchase the departing owner’s interest. Another type is a cross-purchase agreement where the remaining owners are required to purchase the departing owner’s interest. Lastly, there is a hybrid agreement where the departing owner’s interest is first offered to the remaining owners and if they choose not to purchase the departing owner’s interest then the entity is required to purchase this interest.
What type of business entity is a buy sell agreement intended for?
A buy sell agreement can be used for all business entities, including C-Corps, S-Corps, and LLCs.
Must a buy-sell agreement ever be updated?
A buy sell agreement should be updated if there is a change in circumstances such as a new owner, new spouse of an owner or other personal matter.
How does a company formulate its value when a buy-sell agreement is triggered?
It’s important to include a valuation formula in the buy sell agreement. This allows owners to discuss and vote on the how the company should be calculated. Failing to do so can cause a ton of controversy, including litigation costs and having to hire a professional appraiser.