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Buying or Selling a Business
Buying or selling a business is one of the biggest life decisions you can make. Our expert business lawyers will guide you through it all.
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Why you need a business lawyer for
buying or selling business
Helping you understand legal considerations of buying a business
Buying a business is one of the biggest life purchases you can make. Therefore, there are numerous issues to be considered when buying a business, regardless of its size. A lawyer can help you with issues such as lease assignments, websites, stock takes, due diligence and the entitlements of employees.
Identifying any risks involved with buying a business
Buying your own business is an exciting prospect, but it is important you understand that there are risks involved. We can assist you by identifying any challenges that may arise in the future up front, before you commit to buying a business, so you can make well informed decisions that will suit your needs.
Helping you understand contracts
In order to purchase a business, you must sign a contract. It is imperative that all aspects of the transaction are noted down in the contract, and you should seek legal advice before committing to any contractual arrangements. We can help you understand your rights, obligations or any areas of concern within the contract to ensure you have an accurate idea of what you are committing to.
Assisting you throughout the entire process
A lawyer can help you execute even the most complex of business sales and purchases. We can conduct all legal aspects of the sale or purchase from pre-contractual advice to settlement. Our goal is to put your bests interest first and ensure you are supported and informed throughout the entire process.
Frequently asked questions
- Do I have the necessary skills to own a business?
- Do I have the time to put effort into the business so it will be successful?
- Am I physically and emotionally ready for the pressure and work hours of owning my own business?
- Will owning a business help me reach my personal goals?
- Do I have enough money to invest in a business for it to be successful?
- Can I commit to the long-term requirements so my business can flourish?
Why choose us
We will tell you the truth at all times
We will be honest with you about your prospects of success, issues that arise or the commercial viability of your matter. The first time you come to see us, we will tell you whether you even need a lawyer.
We will respect you and your situation
Our job is not to judge anything you may have done. Our job is to guide your matter and actions moving forward to give you the best possible outcome for you, both legally and personally.
We will listen and understand your needs
We will hear not just what you want to achieve, but why you want to achieve it. We will tell you what you need to do to achieve the outcome you are after, legally, practically and emotionally.
We will stand by you all the way
Your matter doesn’t finish once a court order has been made. We will stay on your matter right up until all of the outstanding issues have been dealt with and the court orders are complied with.
We can help you through all aspects of buying or selling a business
Forge Legal’s business lawyers are specialists in all areas of business law and can assist you with all business law matters.
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