Buying a Business

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Protect Your Investment

We have more than 25 years of experience helping clients buy and sell businesses.

Buying a business can entail a great deal of anxiety, as well as excitement. You are moving a step closer to your dream, but do you really have all the information you need to make an informed decision? Are there hidden problems that will only show themselves after the purchase?

When buying a business, it is incumbent upon the buyer to investigate the company that he or she is intending to purchase. A thorough investigation of the company's assets and liabilities, contracts, leases, customers, profits, losses, employment policies and practices, etc., can prevent costly surprises and legal complications from arising after the business purchase is complete.

We Pay Attention to the Details

Our clients appreciate the high-quality legal work and prompt, responsive service we provide them.

Let the business attorneys at Lanard and Associates, guide you through the process of buying a business, from the letter of intent, to the closing statement. We have decades of experience helping entrepreneurs, prospective business owners, and established businesses achieve their business goals with the purchase of a company or a franchise. We delve deeply into the records of the business being acquired to identify potential concerns, and help you make an informed decision.


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Ensure That The Purchase Of Your Business Proceeds Smoothly

Working with a business attorney early in the process of buying a business can help prevent costly mistakes and minimize risks

With a due diligence review of the business you intend to purchase, we can provide clear, understandable information regarding the nature of the business, its assets and liabilities so you can determine if the price and assets are fairly presented.

Due Diligence

Our Due Diligence Review Covers A Wide Range Of Important Elements, Including Reviewing:

  • State tax and corporate filing status
  • Customer contracts
  • Real property owned, leased, mortgages held and real estate title
  • Lists of suppliers and review vendor agreements
  • Equipment leases and title
  • Lists of creditors, outstanding liens on assets and any promissory notes or financial obligations
  • Intellectual property portfolio
  • Compliance concerns with environmental issues, OSHA, and taxes
  • Employee contracts and benefits
  • Customer information and warranties
  • Outstanding litigation

"Dear Nancy,

It's rare for me to write a letter like this but I just had to thank you for everything you've done for me the past few weeks. You are an efficient, thorough, and extremely professional attorney who actually understands and cares about deadlines. I'd have to say that what impressed me the most was your availability for me both Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning for last minute revisions before the big meeting! I've already given your name out to a few people and plan to keep doing so. Thanks for everything, Nancy!"


-Sue Adler
Keller Williams Realty

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