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Sale or Purchase of a Business

The attorneys at The Dushkin Law Firm represent clients who are purchasing or selling a businesses, whether the transaction is structured as an asset purchase or asset sale, or as a sale or purchase of corporate stock, partnership interests, or membership interests in a limited liability company.  Our attorneys bring their many years of practice to counseling our clients regarding issues that mightarise in connection with the sale or purchase of a business, including how best to structure their transactions and agreements to accomplish their objectives and minimize their liabilities.  We work to protect our clients from assuming unnecessary or unanticipated risks in their purchase and sale transactions.

Our attorneys will prepare and/or review sale or purchase agreements and all of the related documents that might be needed.  Depending on the type and terms of the transfer and the nature of the business, such documents can include non-disclosure agreements, employment agreements, non-compete agreements, assignments, promissory notes, security agreements, leases, lease assignments or subleases, and corporate resolutions and consents.  Our attorneys will also assist the client in the negotiation of the terms of these agreements with the buyer or seller as needed.

Often in the course of a sale or purchase of a business, the services of an outside professional or legal specialist may be required, such as the services of a certified public accountant to provide a business valuation, or if special assets, such as a patent or a pension plan, are being transferred.  Our attorneys will be able to identify and advise clients when the services of another professional are needed or desirable and can often make referrals to well-respected professionals specializing in those areas.