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Business Partnership Agreement

North Carolina

Asked on Sep 29, 2023

Can I withdraw from a business partnership agreement?

I am currently in a business partnership agreement with a colleague, and I am considering withdrawing from the partnership. We have been in the agreement for over a year and our goals and objectives have changed. I am looking for legal advice on the steps I need to take to withdraw from the agreement, and the potential legal implications of doing so.

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North Carolina

Answered 281 days ago

N'kia N.

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Licensed in North Carolina
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Below is a general overview of how the process of a partner withdrawing from a partnership commonly plays out: The withdrawing partner gives written notice of withdrawal. The parties obtain business valuations to determine payout terms. The parties execute some type of withdrawal or buyout agreement that states rights, responsibilities, and restrictions (such as non-competition and non-disclosure/confidentiality), and other important terms of the deal. A partner who is considering withdrawing from the partnership should consider consulting with a knowledgeable attorney who can review the Partnership Agreement and the terms of a proposed withdrawal or buyout agreement, and either guide the partner through handling the process without representation or represent the partner through the withdrawal. Additionally, the partner might consider consulting with a tax professional regarding tax liabilities. [It is often beneficial for the partner to seek assistance from an independent attorney or tax professional, rather than one who represents the partnership or another partner.]

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