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Buying or Selling a Business

As a sole trader or a business partnership, you may be considering selling your business, or purchasing another to facilitate expansion. The process involves many components and Rubin Lewis O’Brien  is able to assist with each stage of the transaction and to break down the “jargon”.

These transactions will generally include the following:

  1. You may require a confidentially agreement to protect the parties during the initial stages of negotiations.
  2. Due Diligence enquiries – where the history, assets and liabilities of the business being sold is investigated.
  3. Undertaking property searches and title investigation in relation to any properties being purchased or sold. This will included dealing with any lender or landlord requirements
  4. Drafting and negotiating the asset purchase agreement
  5. Providing specialist advice in relation to any employees that may be transferred with the business
  6. Land Registry and HMRC formalities in relation to Stamp Duty Land Tax

The structure and ownership of limited companies can seem complex. Rubin Lewis O’Brien has many years of experience of advising clients and helping them to understand the process. The process is similar to a sale of an unincorporated business such as a sole trader or partnership. The difference is in the structure of the deal, the assets remain with the company, but the ownership of the company (via the shareholders) changes.

Company commercial

We can also assist with the following:-

  • Business Start-ups
  • Company incorporation
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Guarantees and independent letters of advice
  • Franchising agreements

Direct lawyer contact

All clients are assigned a fully-qualified lawyer who is your main point of contact.

Free First Consultation

We do not charge for an initial consultation

No hidden costs

All fees are communicated upfront. We seek approval if any additional costs arise.