Revenue Share Agreements in Business



  • Available Until 8/26/2022
  • Next Class Time 11:00 AM MT
  • Duration 60 min.
  • Format MP3 Download
  • Program Code 08252020
  • MCLE Credits 1 hour(s)

Course Price: $65.00


Businesses frequently pool resources – capital, intellectual property, talent, other property – to pursue certain commercial opportunities.  In these arrangements, the companies involved agree to share revenue.  The concept is straight-forward but, as whenever finance meets the law, the implementation is more complex. Successful revenue share agreements depend on carefully defining gross revenue, allocable costs, and shareable revenue.  If these and other categories are not carefully planned and drafted, clients risk losing the benefit of their bargain and that loss may result in litigation. This program will provide you with a practical guide to drafting revenue share arrangements in business transactions.

  • How companies use revenue share arrangements in business transactions
  • Counseling clients about the benefits and risks of revenue sharing
  • Defining the “pie” – how references to “gross revenue” can lead drafters astray
  • Allocation of cash and non-cash expenses for purposes of defining sharable revenue
  • Preferential returns of capital contributions before the revenue share



Sara Sharp is a partner in the Denver office of SK&S Law Group, where her she has an extensive business and real estate practice.  She represents companies in a variety of industries and stages of development, from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 public companies. She advises clients in commercial transactions, drafting and negotiating enterprise-level agreements, reviewing and negotiating vendor contracts, and in intellectual property matters.  Ms. Sharp received her B.A. from Northeastern State University and her J.D. from the University of Tulsa College of Law.