Originally Posted by Saul Good
If there's a lease with the partner's name on it, that is a liability to her. Her share of the balance of the lease should be subtracted from her share of the hard assets.
I agree. My suggestion was a painless way to get ownership of the business name without a payoff. All they would have to do is fulfill the lease obligations, which they would do anyway. If they are planning on retaining location and name a simple gesture such as that may open the negotiating table up.