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The Buy-Sell and Shareholder Agreements (Update)

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Produced on August 09, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 4m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Business, Corporate, & Securities

Course Description

When times get tough, your client better have a buy-sell agreement. A buy-sell agreement is the most important document in any multi-owner business. If one is not present due to a death, divorce, incapacity, or a host of other occurrences, it’s already too late for your client. Join business and tax law specialist Dr. Bart Basi to understand why buy-sell agreements are so critical and what is needed for a buy-sell agreement.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the basic forms of buy-sell agreements
  2. Identify the differences between cross purchases and stock redemption
  3. Grasp the different tax considerations in buy-sell agreements
  4. Analyze a corporate cross-purchase
  5. Recognize common valuation issues in a buy-sell agreement
  6. Discuss and examine important tax considerations

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Bart Basi

The Center for Financial, Legal & Tax Planning, Inc

Dr. Basi is a specialist in the areas of business succession, business valuation, mergers and acquisitions, retirement and estate planning, strategic planning, and tax aspects of business decisions for closely held and family businesses. He speaks nationwide, writes, and researches on all of these areas. He has written five loose-leaf bound books, over 300 articles, and has worked with hundreds of businesses and associations. Journals that have published Dr. Basi’s work include Money Matters, The American Journal of Small Business, the Journal of Family Law, The Journal of Estate Planning, The Tax Lawyer, Small Business Taxation, Taxation for Individuals, Taxation for Accountants, Taxation for Lawyers, The CPA Journal and The Tax Executive.

Dr. Basi is the author of “The Tax Report,” a bi-monthly report on income and estate tax matters for closely-held businesses, “Accounting and Taxes,” a monthly column distributed to individuals and trade journals, and the “Tax Tip,” a monthly tax advisory for the closely-held and family business.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Utica College of Syracuse University
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Syracuse University
  • Juris Doctor in Law, University of Louisville
  • Doctorate in Economics and Accounting, Indiana University
  • Post-Graduate study in Taxation, Stanford University

Professional Licenses

  • Certified Public Accountant – Indiana (1967-2000)
  • Attorney at Law:
  • Kentucky (1969)
  • Pennsylvania (1972-1982)
  • Illinois (1978-present)
  • New York (2010-present)

Academic Affiliations

  • Currently holds the rank of Professor Emeritus at Southern Illinois University.
  • Formerly affiliated with Penn State University, Indiana University, The University of Louisville, and Syracuse University specializing in corporate taxation, estate planning, and business valuations.

Business Affiliations and Memberships

  • Senior Advisor, The Center for Financial, Legal and Tax Planning, Inc. The Center values approximately fifty companies per year.
  • Memberships have included the American Bar Association’s Tax Committees on estate and gift taxes, business succession, and business planning and valuation.

Former Awards, Honors and Recognitions

  • Listed in Harvard Business School Profiles in Business and Management: An International Directory of Scholars and Their Research.
  • Recipient of educational grants for advanced course work in Taxation from the Practicing Law Institute, New York.
  • Listed in The Tax Analyst Directory and the Lexis Computer Tax Library as a tax professional in the U.S., specializing in family and closely held companies.
  • Listed in Who’s Who: Comprehensive and National Registries; International Registry; Leading American Executives, and Among America’s Teachers.
  • Listed as an expert in taxes and business valuations in the Wisconsin and Illinois Register of Expert Witnesses.
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi, national honorary, Beta Alpha Psi, accounting honorary, and Beta Gamma Sigma, business honorary.
  • Member of the Institute of Business Appraisers


Douglas F.

Excellent speaker. Very personable and informed. Program perhaps a little basic, could have used more examples/war stories.

David H.


Joseph V.

Truly excellent presentation. A little too cranes at end but likely because the material was truly substantive and comprehensive

Katie N.

excellent content!!

Michael J D.

superb course; need my credit

Tom D.

Excellent presentation.

Matthew A.


carrolyn g.

Excellent program. The information was very useful re examinations involving valuation issues.

Janet J.

Really great speaker and materials. Wish I could have listened to him for another 5 hours go into detail on all his main ideas, especially valuation methodologies.

Matthew M.

I love the courses presented by Bart and Roman Basi.

william f b.

Good overall view. A lot for one hour.

Joshua M.

Critical content and great real life stories to give it concrete application.

Michael D.

excellent explanation of terms, especially "DRAGALONG" clause

Makedonka B.

Very good presentation.

Charles M.

Great practical advice!

Elizabeth F.

Bart Basi's lectures NEVER disappoint! Thank you!

Evan S.

good course

Justin B.

Very helpful

Linda C.


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