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Making an Investors Agreement
If you are entering into a business relationship which involves shares, or are already in such a business relationship, you can use an Investors Agreement to help secure your basic interests. Whether you're the one investing capital, or you own a business backed by investors, an Investors Agreement can help keep you protected.
Use the Investors Agreement document if:
There can be a lot of "what ifs" when it comes to investing, which is where an Investors Agreement comes in. Just how many shares does each investor have? How are dividends distributed? Who manages the business? These are just a few of the questions to answer. If there are any disagreements between investors down the road, you can use an Investors Agreement to resolve them. This document can also provide a more equal distribution of power, so that if you are a minority shareholder, you can use an Investors Agreement to help protect your best interests.
Other names for this document: Shareholders Agreement, Investment Agreement
Legal resources for a Investors Agreement: Securities Exchange Acts of 1933 and 1934