A business acquisition or sale is always a momentous occasion for both the buyer and the seller. Given the importance of such an event it is crucial to have legal representation you can count on to ensure a smooth and fair transaction for all parties involved. Whether you are considering a sale of an entire company, or any of its divisions, assets, shares, or membership interests, or, if you are looking to merge with or acquire another entity, The Marzella Law Group (MLG) has the resources and a history of delivering results in all kinds of business purchases and sales.
The MLG Difference
Due Diligence is the first substantial phase of any contemplated business sale or acquisition. Sometimes due diligence occurs during the Letter of Intent phase, sometimes it occurs after a formal Purchase Agreement has been entered into. Regardless, due diligence is the formal process by which each party examines the ability of the other party to deliver on its promises, and to create protections for both parties to avoid surprises. In other words, this is the opportunity for each party to be apprised as to what it is they are purchasing/selling.
When utilized on the buyer side, MLG works with our client’s management team as well as its financial and technical professionals prior to committing the client to the contemplated purchase. Most Purchase Agreements are expressly conditioned upon the purchaser being satisfied with its findings during due diligence. This includes a review of contractual, regulatory, financial, and technical obligations as well as an analysis of liability of the target acquisition. We make sure that our client is adequately protected throughout the entirety of the transaction as well as post-closing by securing Non-Compete Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Consulting Agreements, and other ancillary agreements and documents that properly document the transition the business from the seller to the buyer.
On the seller side, we collect and organize all of the necessary items for disclosure to the purchaser, as well as work with our client’s broker (if applicable) to evaluate the competency of the purchaser. MLG has a reputation for expediency when it comes to communicating to our sellers what needs to be disclosed and how to disclose it. We ensure that all ancillary documents, as mentioned above, are fair to the seller as well as the buyer, such that the buyer is not unfairly taking advantage of the seller prior to or after closing.
What We Offer
MLG prides itself of being the most proficient and experienced team of attorneys in any transaction whether on the buyer’s side or the seller’s side. Whether you are purchasing an existing business, expanding your current business, or selling your business, we encourage you to reach out and experience the MLG difference.
We are proud to offer the following representation for business purchases and sales:
- Asset purchase and sale
- Stock purchase and sale
- Mergers of private companies
- Purchase and sale of existing franchises
- Counsel to special committees
- Leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations
- Partner buy-out agreements, retirement buy-out and business succession planning
Don’t see your exact scenario listed above? Call the Marzella Law Group, PLLC today at (919) 653-8800 for a consultation, or fill out our online form and we will contact you as soon as possible to discuss if we are the right firm for you. We are proud of our level of expertise, innovation, business acumen, practical thinking, and are ready to put our resources to work for your business.