Mandatory Buy-Out Agreements for Stock of Closely Held Corporations

33 Pages Posted: 2 May 2007  

Douglas A. Kahn

University of Michigan Law School

Abstract

A buy-out of a shareholder's stock is a sale of his stock holdings in a specific corporation pursuant to a pre-existing contract. The focus of this Article is on mandatory agreements taking effect upon the death of a shareholder. The purpose of this Article is to delineate some of the most important tax and corporate law considerations and to examine various methods of financing buy-outs. It will place particular emphasis on the merits and disadvantages of funding by means of life insurance.

Keywords: Taxation, Buy-Out, Closely Held Corporation, Life Insurance

JEL Classification: H20, H25

Suggested Citation

Kahn, Douglas A., Mandatory Buy-Out Agreements for Stock of Closely Held Corporations. Michigan Law Review, Vol. 68, p. 1, 1969. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=983804

Douglas A. Kahn (Contact Author)

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