LSA has successfully implemented a plan to service our clients' needs without interruption. Do not hesitate to reach out to your trusted legal advisors and service team during this trying time. We remain fully at your disposal through phone, email and video conferencing, amongst other means. Some of our employees are working remotely, and as circumstances change we are ready to adjust as necessary, but we are and will remain business as usual in the timely delivery of the highest caliber of legal services and counsel.

Buying or Selling a Florida Business

Buying or selling a business requires an analysis of your position and a careful legal review to ensure protection of your interests. Our knowledgeable business attorneys can review all aspects of your transaction to make sure you are protected and are getting what you expect from the deal.

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, we can provide comprehensive guidance and representation at all phases of the sale or purchase, including:

  • Pre-negotiation issues: We help our clients negotiate major points of the deal and summarize them in a letter of intent.
  • Due diligence: We help our clients gather all the information they need to know to determine whether a deal is worth pursuing.
  • Setting a price: We work with accountants to help our clients compute the value of the business to determine initial offer and asking price.
  • Asset or stock deals: We help our clients understand the tax, debt and liability consequences of each type of deal.

Unless you have bought or sold a business before, you are probably not aware of the innumerable items involved in the transaction. We can make sure that all the specifics are covered, such as non-compete agreements, customer and vendor contracts, government licenses, intellectual property and zoning issues. In addition, we coordinate and document the acquisition, which includes the monumental task of preparing the master agreement, schedules, filings, approvals and entity actions. You can rely on us to address and resolve every detail of your business purchase or sale.