Sales and Mergers
The sale or merger of a business is a complex legal process. Substantial risks and gains exist for both buyers and sellers and businesses are at their most vulnerable in the years immediately following a merger or sale.
At Howard Law, our comprehensive law practice provides clients with high-quality legal representation across multiple areas of law -- including real estate, business litigation, bankruptcy, tax law and estate planning. By working across all departments to represent clients dealing with a business sale, purchase or merger, our attorneys have access to the financial and legal knowledge and resources required to help ensure the best outcome possible for our clients.
The challenges of purchasing, selling or merging a business are nearly unlimited. Fair valuation of property and inventory, liability issues, and tax consequences are frequently areas that do not receive enough attention until after a sale is completed. We strongly encourage anyone involved in negotiations or a dispute over business ownership or valuation, to seek quality legal advice before a sale is completed. A proper redress of grievances is much more complicated after a business changes hands.
Additionally, the legal costs associated with the sale, purchase or merger of a business can be substantial, especially when multiple firms must be hired to complete various portions of a transaction. One of the strengths our clients have come to rely upon at Howard Law is our ability to assist with the long-term needs of a business owner, even after the transaction is complete. Our estate planning department frequently assists with the sale of a business to ensure proper estate administration and tax advantages, and business owners frequently turn to us to properly plan for the transfer or sale of a business as part of a Living Trust or comprehensive estate plan.
If you are dealing with the sale or acquisition of a business, or need advice on proper estate and tax planning to protect a business interest for your heirs, contact Howard Law today for a confidential appointment to discuss your needs. Our Los Angeles business litigation attorneys and estate planning lawyers represent clients throughout the Los Angeles area, including Anaheim, Santa Ana and Riverside.
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