Portland Business Sale Law Firm
BUYING AND SELLING A BUSINESS
The sale or purchase of a business can be fraught with pitfalls. Aside from the obvious issues involving pricing and value, you will need to disclose confidential or proprietary information, but fear that it will become common knowledge if the deal falls through. You may have disagreements regarding the valuation of the business or the accounting standards involved. You want an experienced attorney to guide you through the transaction, a lawyer who understands the laws affecting the deal and how to protect your best interests and protect your during the process
We recognize there are many players in the process of buying or selling a business. In addition to the buyer and seller, many business acquisitions are lender funded. Whether with private equity lending, or a commercial bank, there are pitfalls in every step of securing the interest and closing the deal. Depending on the industry, compliance with State and Federal agencies may be required to transfer an interest. We can help with the process.
PROTECT YOURSELF WITH A NON DISCLOSURE OR CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT
Often getting to the deal is a matter of giving the right information. Protecting the information during the transaction, where there are multiple interested parties, requires careful crafting of disclosure documents and preservation of confidentiality.
At the Mead Law Firm, P.C., we have guided buyers and sellers through business acquisitions for 25 years. We combine large law firm experience with the personal service and attention you expect from a small law office. When you hire us to help protect your rights in the sale or purchase of a business, you will work directly with an attorney throughout the process. We know that communication with your attorney can be critical when you are involved in a business deal, so we work hard to be available and accessible when you need to talk with us.
Experienced Counsel When You Are Buying or Selling a Business
We provide comprehensive counsel to Oregon-based individuals or businesses that are buying or selling a commercial enterprise, from the negotiation of terms to the closing of the deal. We will advise you regarding:
- Compliance with all disclosure requirements for all parties involved
- How to protect your valuable intellectual property or other proprietary information if the transaction falls through
- How to obtain an accurate valuation for the business, including such intangible assets as business good will and marketing presence
- The best way to finance the transaction
We will work with your financial professionals to make certain all accounting procedures accurately reflect the current state of the business. We will also work directly with lenders, negotiating acceptable terms and reviewing all documentation. We can assist you whether you seek private or public funding of the transaction.