New York Business Sale Lawyers
A business sale is a complex process that involves business law, contract law, tax law and real estate law. Mackay, Caswell & Callahan, P. C., has considerable knowledge and experience in each of these areas of law. We provide exceptional representation for business owners and potential business owners who wish to purchase or sell a business. To schedule an appointment with a New York business purchase attorney, please call toll free 844-MCC-4TAX or contact us online.
Business Sales and Purchases
Buyers and sellers should retain legal counsel to structure a purchase or sale that is in their best interests. We begin by discussing objectives and then advising clients on whether to structure the sale as a stock purchase or asset purchase. Asset purchases require the buyer to set up a new entity. We can provide the buy-sell agreements and the shareholder agreements, which may include terms for selling stock, voting trust provisions, and valuation provisions for death, disability, and voluntary or involuntary retirement. We advise the parties on the tax implications of entity choice, the cost of setup and the flexibility of each entity.
Our experienced business lawyers offer counsel regarding all aspects of business purchases and sales, including:
- Drafting and reviewing purchase agreements and shareholder agreements
- Performing due diligence
- Commercial real estate leasing, sales or purchases
- Lease of equipment
- Determining who owns intellectual property
With our experience, we can help buyers understand the long-term benefits and consequences of each option.