Buy/Sell Agreements: 

Buy/sell agreements are used to ensure stable ownership of a company in the event one of the owners retires, becomes disabled or dies.  Members of the buy/sell agreement agree to sell their ownership stake in the company to the other members of the agreement or back to the company.  The agreement establishes a price for that interest in the business and, often times, a life insurance or disability policy is then taken against that member to fund the agreement.