I am looking for a creative way to deal with a common problem. The owner needs to sell the business. The value of the business depends on the owner’s continued involvement for at least 18 months. The owner is not amenable to employment and the buyer does not want a consulting agreement. Any ideas?

24 Nov I am looking for a creative way to deal with a common problem. The owner needs to sell the business. The value of the business depends on the owner’s continued involvement for at least 18 months. The owner is not amenable to employment and the buyer does not want a consulting agreement. Any ideas?

The first thing I’d try is to find out what the specific issues of consulting verses employment of the selling and buying parties were. Talk with each of the parties; find the common ground in the specifics of what they both agree on. I’d then see if it was possible to create a new agreement which focused on both of their individual needs.

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