Buying a business is a time consuming and complex process. Because of the complexity, it is essential that you retain an experienced business lawyer to identify all potential legal issues and ensure that you have covered everything in the documentation of the transaction. At the same time, you need a deal maker, not a deal breaker. At the Cole Law Office we know how to negotiate the potential pitfalls of that journey.
We will work with you and your financial advisers to complete the due diligence on your potential acquisition, including identifying potential liabilities that could impact the value of the business. This includes reviewing all contracts and real estate documents related to the business, and ensuring that key employees have signed non-compete agreements.
After the due diligence has been completed, we will help you negotiate the terms of the transaction and will draft an agreement for the purchase. There are multiple ways to acquire an existing business including through an asset purchase, a stock purchase or a merger. We will examine the pros and cons of each option and advise you on the best approach.
After the acquisition, we will work with you to ensure that the business is in full compliance with all applicable legal rules and will advise you on an ongoing basis as new issues arise concerning your new business operations.
We have represented many businesses throughout New Hampshire and Vermont and have the resources and experience to provide you with sound advice throughout the process.
If you are considering acquiring a business in New Hampshire or Vermont, please call us today at 800-909-LAWS (5297) for a confidential consultation.