There's a company i'm interested in buying.

what is the maximum allowable time for a seller to stay on board post-closing as allowed by SBA lending?

While it's not necessary for them to stay on board longer than 6 months it would definitely make things a lot easier for me in the long run for them to stay on as long as possible.

Also is there any type of pay/incentive structure you guys recommend in regards to making sure the owner is doing the best they possibly can post-close?