Purchasing a San Diego business requires skilled lawyers with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions. The transfer of a company is usually accomplished with a stock purchase. These transactions are legally quite complex, and there is an art to the negotiations associated with a stock purchase.
The mergers and acquisitions attorneys at the Watkins Firm bring almost four decades of experience in these important and potentially lucrative business transactions. We understand the crucial nature of “the deal” and represent our clients in all phases of the transaction including negotiations, crafting an effective and enforceable stock purchase agreement, due diligence and ultimately an effective conclusion which expands your business opportunities and capacity.
Our seasoned and skilled attorneys aggressively negotiate to make sure our clients achieve the best possible outcome in the transaction, while ensuring the conversations and working relationships between the parties remain positive and engaged. Our business contract attorneys carefully craft a stock purchase contract which captures the agreements of the parties, while clearly guiding each party through the complex business transaction of acquiring another company.
Purchasing a San Diego business requires skilled lawyers who can provide thorough due diligence to protect your interests and to identify all potential issues, existing disputes and contingent liabilities. We thoroughly investigate every aspect of the transaction to ensure the claims of the other party are clearly documented and substantiated. We work to ensure a smooth transfer of ownership which includes retaining key employees and existing customers of the company. It is normal to request existing ownership or management to remain in place for a period of time to ensure the transfer of Goodwill to the new ownership group. There will usually be a “hold-back” of funds at closing which provides a cash reserve for unexpected contingencies or discrepancies which arise post-transfer.
If you are considering buying a San Diego business you need skilled and proven mergers and acquisition lawyers who will support you through the process in a timely and cost-efficient manner. We invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and contact us or call 858-535-1511 for a free consultation.