Buying and Selling a Business

Buying and selling a business is a significant commercial transaction often involving large commitments of time, money, and energy. All of your legal options need to be considered before making such a big decision.

With over 25 years’ experience in business and commercial transactions, our team is well equipped to assist you when buying and selling a business. We have acted for thousands of buyers and sellers and our experience ranges from small business purchases to very large complex multinational and international transactions.

Whether buying or selling, it is important to conduct a thorough due diligence of the business. For a seller this could maximise your sale price and for a buyer avoid any unforeseen issues which could jeopardise the sale. It could also provide you with a list of current and future issues that need to be rectified before the purchase or sale can go through.

Our experienced team understand both sides of the buying and sale of a business. As buyers, there’s many factors you need to consider when buying a business to ensure your investment is protected. As a seller, you want a maximum return for all your hard work throughout the years. There’s a lot of factors on both sides that need to be considered which our team can assist with.

FC Lawyers have experience in dealing with the following services when buying and selling a business:

  • Preparing business contracts
  • Reviewing business contracts
  • Negotiations between buying entity and selling entity
  • Intellectual property including trade marks, business names etc
  • Employment law
  • Commercial and retail leases
  • Restraint of trade clauses

The services listed above are only general areas we can assist you with so it’s important to discuss your options with our team as soon as possible.

Our team has implemented a unique Business Health Check to assist the due diligence process. Ensuring you have an experienced legal team on your side can be the difference between a costly mistake for either side.

What are your next steps?

The FC Lawyers Business Services team will clearly outline our fee structure and will provide you with a fixed quote. There are numerous implications when buying or selling a business so minimise your risk and speak to our expert legal team today.

We’ve helped clients through the buying and selling process and would be more than happy to discuss your business options with you. Our friendly and experienced team are ready to assist you.

Contact our team today via phone, email or the contact form below.