Business Sale Agreement: Why You Need A Lawyer To Review

Jan 5, 2016
Reading Time: 2 minutes
Written by Dominic Woolrych

Are you considering purchasing the business you’ve always dreamed of or ready to sell your existing business? If so, you’ll need a Business Sale Agreement that has been reviewed by an expert lawyer.

A Business Sale Agreement is an essential document that sets out the terms of the sale of a business, making the sale legally binding and official. If you are going to buy or sell a business, it is crucial that you set out the terms and conditions of the sale clearly. This helps avoid subsequent disputes and ensures that the transaction proceeds smoothly.

The process of buying or selling a business is often quite complicated. When you purchase or sell a business, you are not just exchanging the right to trade under a business name. You will also be exchanging a wide range of assets that come along with the business.

When you have a lawyer review your business sale agreement, you reduce the likelihood of unintended consequences associated with your transaction. We all know someone who has received the short end of the stick because they didn’t fully understand the terms and conditions they were agreeing to.

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Problems That May Arise If You Don’t Have A Lawyer Review Your Business Sale Agreement

If you don’t have a lawyer review your business sale agreement, you leave yourself vulnerable to missing crucial details.  An experienced commercial lawyer will be able to pick things up that may go unnoticed by someone without experience in the legal industry.

For example, if you are purchasing a business from someone who is trying to hide outstanding debts owed by the business, you may inadvertently take on the debt yourself as a result of the transaction. When large sums of money are involved, people can be unscrupulous in their attempts to find ways to get the best deal they can at your expense.

The numerous considerations that must be accounted for in a business sale agreement means that you must done your due diligence before agreeing to the set out terms and conditions.

An experienced lawyer can help you pick up on anything that looks off and ensure you get the best deal possible. A lawyer will have the relevant legal knowledge and practical experience in conducting and settling the purchase or sale of your business. This will ensure that the business is purchased or sold in a timely manner with minimal risk.

Lawpath has a network of 600+ lawyers with expertise in the purchase or sale of a business.  Click here to get a fixed fee quote in under 4 hours and you’ll be well on your way to purchasing the business of your dreams or selling your existing business.

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