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What you can do is create a joint venture that you each own equally. It can be a partnership operating under a dba or an entity like an LLC. The LLC would enter into the sales agreement with the sellers. In the LLC, you would each describe your duties, determine how income was to be split, deal with issues such as disability or termination of the relationship. Under this arrangement the agreement is with the LLC and payments go to the LLC. You can agree that if there is a termination, you each take the persons or entities you brought as sellers or buyers as the case may be.
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The new LLC can have two LLCs as members so that is not a problem. The liabilities of each LLC will solely belong to that LLC, you will not be liable for the other party's debts. The new LLC will be solely liable on the debts it incurs in connection with its business activities.