Purchase or Sale of a Business

Business Attorney Serving San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside, Escondido and Carlsbad

Whether you own an up-and-coming business in the San Marcos area and you’d like to acquire a former competitor to expand your reach in your niche, or you want to cash out and sell your business to a worthy buyer, the Law Office of Darius Khayat can help you get the most out of your experience, protect your interests, shield you and your business from liability, and answer questions you have, regardless of the complexity of the proposed deal.

Identifying Goals and Making It Easy For You to Reach Them

The structure of the purchase or sale will depend on the type of business you own (e.g. sole proprietorship, corporation, etc), the size of that business, where it’s located (e.g. Vista, Oceanside, Escondido, San Marcos, Carlsbad, etc.), the nature of your industry, and the distribution and nature of your assets. Documents that might be relevant include:

  • Asset purchase agreements;
  • Security agreements;
  • Inter-creditor agreements;
  • Stock Purchase Agreements;
  • Opinion letters;
  • Guarantee agreements;
  • Assignments and more.

All of this legal minutia can be critical. Each clause and each provision needs to be carefully worded, structured and closely analyzed. A poorly structured — or even slightly inaccurately structured — purchase and sale arrangement can open the door to all sorts of frustrating and potentially destructive legal wrangling, months or even years down the line.

Thus, before we get into the minutia of these documents, contracts, and other key materials, we will work with you to figure out the principles that you want to govern the deal. For instance, you might want to retain a certain amount of leverage in the business you’re selling. Or you may not care – you may simply want to cash out and move on to another venture. The deeper we understand your standards, the more accurately we can devise a customized strategy for you.

Beyond the Purchase or Sale: Long Term Help with Oceanside Business Law

San Marcos Business Lawyer Darius Khayat can help with practically any business legal challenge you have on the horizon, from litigation of disputes to negotiating and drafting new joint venture partnership arrangements to drafting complex contracts for vendors or service providers.

Call our Oceanside business law team at 760-591-0245 to discuss how to move forward on your purchase or sale.

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