Partner Buyout 101

Scales, money and gavel6 ways to calculate buyout payments, 6 ways partners leave firms, how partner retirement plans have changed over the years and how to be sure yours isn’t a Ponzi scheme.

By Marc Rosenberg
CPA Firm Retreats

A partner is retiring from your firm. How will you handle the financial aspects?

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There are six methods to calculate the buyout payments to a retiring partner. In brief, they are: