Following a challenging year for business owners, the time to decompress and celebrate with family and friends this holiday season provided a necessary respite. When business resumes, however, there are important action items for majority owners to consider implementing in the new year. This post reviews several steps business owners can take to position the

Most private businesses have bylaws, company agreements or partnership agreements that govern their operations, but these agreements are often silent, or not well thought out, regarding issues that may become critically important to business partners. Specifically, most company governance documents do not include buy-sell provisions, and as a result, there are no terms in place

Disagreements are common between business partners in private companies, but most do not lead to a partner exit. When partner conflicts become severe enough to warrant a business divorce, however, majority owners and minority investors will both be well served if they have taken the time to negotiate and implement a “corporate prenup.” If partners