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LOS ANGELES BUSINESS PURCHASE AND SALE ATTORNEYS SERVING CALIFORNIA BUSINESSES

Business Purchase and Sale Attorney

For over twenty years, the experienced Los Angeles Business Purchase and Sale Lawyers at Simantob Law Group have strategically guided clients during the process of buying and selling businesses throughout northern and southern California. 

Whether you need assistance with purchasing or selling part or all of the assets of an entity (asset purchase), purchasing or selling part or all of an entity’s stock (stock purchase), or a merger transaction as a form of acquisition (merger), Simantob Law Group’s business purchase and sale attorneys have the expertise and track record to assist business purchasers and sellers.

We provide our clients comprehensive guidance and legal advice from beginning to the end of the entire purchase and sell process (due diligence, pricing, negotiation and documentation). 

In relation to the purchase and sale of businesses, our business purchase and sale attorneys provide pre-purchase legal guidance in the following areas:

  • Drafting non-disclosure agreements to protect confidential and proprietary information of Seller
  • Advising on the tax consequences of an asset purchase versus a stock purchase transaction
  • Advising on buyer’s liability issues in an asset purchase versus a stock purchase transaction 
  • Advising on possibility of merger (as a form of acquisition) and types of merger transactions
  • Advising on methods for valuation of a business and coordinating with valuation experts 
  • Advising on methods of buyer’s payment of consideration – full upright payment, fixed installment payments or contingent earn-out payments
  • Advising on letters of credit, escrowed funds, security interests or guarantees for deferred payments of consideration by Buyers 
  • Advising on warranties by Seller’s shareholders
  • Advising on indemnities by Seller’s shareholders (scope of indemnity, statute of limitations, amount of indemnity)  
  • Advising on non-compete agreements for Seller’s shareholders
  • Advising on employment issues relating to Seller’s employees
  • Conducting legal due diligence on the company’s assets (lease, trademarks and other assets) and company’s debts 

If a transaction involves purchase and sale of the assets of a business, Simantob Law Group’s business purchase and sale attorneys provide preliminary guidance on:

  • Identification of assets to be acquired by Buyer
  • Identification of Seller’s liabilities if any, to be assumed by Buyer
  • Advice on need for compliance with bulk sales laws
  • Advice on transferability of licenses, franchises and permits

Once the price and form of transaction has been determined Simantob Law Group’s business purchase and sale attorneys provide the following services to document the business purchase and sale transaction: 

  • Drafting or reviewing and negotiating letters of intent 
  • Drafting and negotiating an asset purchase and sale agreement or a stock purchase and sale agreement
  • Drafting and negotiating promissory notes, security agreements and UCC-1 financing statements (for financed purchase price)
  • Drafting and negotiating of merger agreements 
  • Drafting non-compete agreements for a company’s shareholders 
  • Assisting with ancillary requisite documents needed for transfer of certain assets, including but not limited to, assignment of leases, assignment of trademarks, transfer of liquor licenses
  • Drafting or reviewing broker and finder agreements 
  • Reviewing escrow agreements 

Before you engage in the purchase or sale of a business in California, contact our Los Angeles business purchase and sale attorneys at (310) 281-0041 or info@business-attorney.com for a consultation on how we can assist with the purchase or sale of your California business.

TO DISCUSS YOUR BUSINESS PURCHASE OR SALE AND HOW WE MAY HELP YOU, PLEASE CONTACT OUR BUSINESS PURCHASE AND SALE ATTORNEYS AT (310) 281-0041, MESSAGE US ONLINEOR EMAIL US AT INFO@BUSINESS-ATTORNEY.COM TODAY AND SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION.

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Beverly Hills, California 90212

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