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The Family Biz Show

Nov 16, 2021

Ep 46: The Angels & Demons of Business Transfer Agreements 

We had an absolute blast talking about business transfer agreements with lawyers Michael Robinson* and Michael Paiva* and the utter nightmares that can occur when business owners are lulled into complacency and don't prepare one. We had both lawyers discuss valuations, valuations and oh yes, valuations! (But really, so much more).  

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This Weeks Guests 


Michael Robinson received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York and his Juris Doctor degree from Vermont Law School. Mike is admitted to practice before all the courts of the State of New York as well as the United States District Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court. A graduate of McQuaid Jesuit High School, Mike is a life-long resident of upstate New York, and has been in private practice for 35 years, focusing his practice on estate planning, elder law and wealth preservation. Mike feels his calling is to guide each client in crafting an estate plan that best preserves their financial and non financial legacy, creating peace of mind for them and their loved ones. In addition to a commitment to educating the public about estate planning and elder law matters, Mike also believes in the need for other professionals to understand the often complex issues in estate planning. He regularly provides instruction on estate planning and elder law to other attorneys, CPAs, investment advisors and senior care community professionals. 


Michael Paiva is a partner of the firm servicing clients from its Toronto and Waterloo Region offices in Ontario, Canada. He is a fearless, dedicated and passionate lawyer focusing on commercial and municipal matters, including expropriation and construction matters.  He has successfully appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Municipal Board and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Michael also provides integrated business law services with a focus on preventing litigation. 

Michael employs a pragmatic and results-oriented approach to all matters and always considers his clients’ business operations. He delivers responsive and thorough service, leaving no stone unturned and making no compromises in advancing his clients’ interests. 

Prior to forming Rodrigues Paiva LLP, Michael was an associate lawyer at one of Canada’s largest law firms. 

Throughout law school, Michael worked as a property law course tutor, legal research assistant, advanced dispute resolution teaching assistant, and assistant editor of the Ottawa Law Review.  Prior to law school, he successfully defended his Master’s thesis on Canada-US trade in the Mulroney-Reagan era. His research was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). He also obtained his Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts. 


J.D., University of Ottawa 
M.A., University of Waterloo 
B.Ed., University of Western Ontario 
B.A. (Hons.), University of Waterloo 


Ontario Expropriation Association 

Contact Info 


*Not affiliated with Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. 

Michael Palumbos is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp.   Securities and investment advisory services offered through Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., a broker/dealer (member SIPC) and registered investment advisor. Insurance offered through Lincoln affiliates and other fine companies.  

Family Wealth and Legacy LLC is not an affiliate of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp.