You need support when buying or selling a business in San Diego. Our experienced proven business acquisitions and mergers attorneys at the Watkins Firm will guide you through the process. This isn’t simply a buy-sell contract, it is a complex process that must take into account many different perspectives, risks and benefits for each party. Business brokers often need insight into how to best structure the transaction to protect the interests of the parties while facilitating a smooth process.
Due diligence is required to ensure the buyer clearly understands what they are purchasing, and the seller has disclosed all issues that prevent misunderstandings and litigation down the road. Due diligence can be as simple as a site inspection and review of the books, or it may encompass working with “local counsel” across the country to review remote sites and interview management and employees.
The buy-sell agreement, asset purchase or stock purchase agreement is a critical document that must be carefully negotiated and crafted to protect the atmosphere of collaborative cooperation between the parties while discussing potentially difficult aspects of the transfer. How will the buyer protect themselves from unforeseen contingent liabilities? How will the seller help to ensure continuation of Goodwill and preservation of the existing book of business? What is the fastest way for the seller to receive compensation and move on to their next project?
There are many sound reasons for seeking experienced support when buying or selling a business in San Diego or Southern California? How will title to specific assets be transferred? Will new investors or partners be brought into the company? The Watkins Firm has served San Diego area businesses and entrepreneurs for decades. We have extensive experience supporting clients through the acquisition of a competitor, mergers, asset purchases or stock purchase agreements. We can provide counsel at each step of the transaction, help you to avoid mistakes and pitfalls that have come back to challenge others in the past and ensure a smooth transaction.
The process of buying or selling a business in San Diego is an excellent strategy to enter the market or expand existing businesses. We invite you to contact us or call today for a free consultation at 858-535-1511.