A buy-sell agreement is an arrangement for the orderly transfer of a business interest. At its core, a business succession plan identifies contingent issues affecting anyone that has an ownership interest that need to be addressed when designing a valid buy-sell agreement. While we can help with the funding of a properly executed buy-sell agreement, you should also get your team involved in the actual wording and execution of your buy-sell. This team should be constructed with a trusted Estate Attorney, Accountant or CPA, Financial Planner and the like. There are 5 generally accepted methods of a properly constructed buy-sell agreement including personal funds, sinking funds, borrowed funds, installment payment plans, and life and disability insurance. Only the latter proves the immediate funds necessary to fund the transfer of ownership.