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Buying and Selling a Business

The decision to buy or sell a small business is big.

At the law offices of Harvey Conkling, we appreciate both the risks and rewards of buying or selling a small business. More importantly, we can provide you with the advice and services you need to do either of those things with confidence.

Buying a Small Business

If you want to purchase a small business, the most important question to ask is, "What exactly am I buying?"

To answer that question, and ultimately the question of whether you should or shouldn't buy - you need to investigate the business's profit and loss statements, its cash value, titles to real property holdings, the presence of any liens and other crucial business metrics.

As an attorney and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) - Randy Harvey offers valuable skills and experience to buyers of all types of businesses. He works with forensic accountants to do a thorough evaluation of the company's books and he knows how to apply the appropriate business valuation methods. Based on his thorough assessment, he'll advise you as to whether or not the purchase is wise, what the potential tax consequences are and whether the business's current structure is right for your needs.

Selling a Small Business

If you've decided that it's time to sell your small business, then you want to make sure that you get the best return on your investment and avoid any type of serious risks. Our firm can help protect your interests and everything you've worked so hard to establish. As your lawyer, Mr. Harvey can negotiate the sale contract on your behalf, conduct any due diligence required with respect to the buyer's finances and advise you on ways to minimize tax liabilities associated with the sale as well.