Our business purchase lawyers are very experienced and commercially savvy.
Some of the things we can assist you with are as follows:
We recognise that small businesses have their own set of legal matters that need to be attended to and we provide relevant legal advice. We tailor our small business purchase package to be cost effective, based on what is required in your particular case.
Just few (of many) typical issues could include:
It is imperative that in the enthusiasm to acquire a business or start a new business, these types of issues are explored.
Medium-size businesses acquisitions will often have quite individual issues that require careful thought by your lawyers and you as the purchaser. There may be complex ownership arrangements, assignments of existing arrangement, intellectual property issues and complex employment matters to consider. Our senior lawyers can provide detailed advice. We have experience in complex and detailed negotiations to ensure that your interests are protected, but while understanding the need to remain commercially minded in representing your interests. As we deal with many types of businesses we can discover relevant issues that may not have been previously considered.
Purchasing a business can be exciting. It is likely that those selling you the business are extolling its positive aspects.
When you are considering buying an existing business, it is wise to undertake careful due-diligence and then to ensure that your business purchase documentation is in order and appropriate for you in the circumstances.
Experience has taught us that proper due-diligence helps a purchaser go in “eyes wide open” and hopefully be more aware of any weaknesses that the business has. The results may affect amount you offer to pay for the business.
Due diligence in relation to a relatively small business purchase might include some of the following:
Useful due-diligence will assist you in helping you to decide whether the seller’s terms are fair and appropriate .
Buying a business requires lawyers who have experience across many different areas of law.
We provide fast and cost-effective advice.
If you’re looking for experienced business purchase lawyers who understand the cut and thrust of business, please contact us and to talk to one of our team.
We can be contacted on 1300 907 335 or, if you prefer, please fill out the contact form on this page and one of our business purchase lawyers will respond to you promptly.
Yes – you should have an experienced business lawyer to make sure that your business sale or purchase goes through smoothly. If this is the first time that you have bought a business you should definitely use a lawyer to make sure that you meet your legal obligations. Much like buying a house a business lawyer will advise on the contract and agreements and check they are right for you and calculate settlement figures. They can also advise you of other factors such as employee rights, leases, goods etc. Often there are contracts that are renegotiated and a business lawyer will also be able to advise you on how to protect yourself from liabilities from the previous owner. You will also be able to seek advice on incidental matters that arise during the settlement process and make sure you are well informed and make the best decisions.