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Michelle L. Grenier, Esq.
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Business Acquisition Checklist for Buying or Selling a Business

The following is a general checklist of issues that typically should be addressed in a Business Acquisition Agreement, when buying or selling a business.

  • Formation of new Legal Entity or Entities (for purposes of, for example,  acquiring the Business Assets, purchase property, enter into lease, etc.).
  • Offer to Purchase, Term Sheet and/or Letter of Intent: consider whether it will be binding or non-binding and understand the benefits and disadvantages of each.
  • Due Diligence.
  • Understand the difference between a Business Asset Sale vs. Stock Purchase and Sale
  • Business Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement
  • Real Estate issues: Purchase & Sale Agreement, Negotiations with Seller, Title Issues, or Lease, if Lease Assignment or New Lease, Negotiations with Landlord.
  • Intellectual Property Rights for Sale:  Trademark, Domains, Designs, Web Site, etc.
  • Inventory Purchase issues: usable versus non-usable; cost.
  • Components and Issues specific to the type of Business you are purchasing.
  • Local and State Permitting; Establishment License
  • Supplies: Types of Supplies; Supplier/Vendor information and contracts.
  • Employees: Terms of Employment; Termination or Retention issues.
  • Cleaning Company for the Premises of the Business

It is important to have advice from experienced professionals when purchasing or selling a business.  Such professionals include legal counsel, tax professionals and may include others specific to your industry.


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