Let’s say you want to find out more about buy-sell agreements, from their treatment in the courts to their role in building a financial planning practice. You start at BVResources, where at the top of every page you’ll find a search button—providing access to the most comprehensive, cutting-edge, BV-specific search engine available to the legal, financial, and appraisal communities. If you’re new to the system, you might type in the term buy-sell agreements, without quotation marks. (This search returns 97 generalized results, from a case on a prenuptial agreement to another on a stock buy.) To help newcomers, we’ve added a new “search help” button, which appears on the same screen as the search-return results. The very first tip explains the use of quotation marks around phrases or groups of words—and sure enough: A search of “buy-sell agreements” returns 363 results, sorted by relevance, beginning with Mercer’s book and continuing with several on-point legal cases and teleconference materials addressing the planner’s and practitioner’s roles in buy-sell agreements. The search tips also provide instructions for more advanced BV research. It’s user-friendly and it’s free; check it out and let us know what you think.
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