Buying and Selling Businesses
Buying a Business
Buying an existing business is frequently an attractive option for entrepreneurs who wish to avoid the additional risks of a brand new start-up. Ensuring the business is worth what you are paying isn’t just a matter of checking the accounts, though. There are numerous legal issues involved in taking over a business and if each one isn’t investigated properly you could find yourself buying liabilities rather than assets.
A Cousins Business Law business lawyer
will advise you on all aspects of the acquisition from the sale agreement itself to issues regarding employees, contracts and any premises being acquired.
If you are buying premises for the retail sale of alcohol
, regulated entertainment
, or late night refreshment
, there are additional considerations you will have to take into account to ensure that you will have the correct Premises Licence
and Personal Licence
for your business.
We offer guaranteed fees on all business acquisitions with no hidden extras. What you pay us covers all the advice you will need in relation to the acquisition. Selling Your Business
Selling a business you have built up over a number of years can be an emotional process. We understand this and the advice we give will always be designed to prevent the sort of heated exchanges with a purchaser or its advisors that can frequently derail negotiations.
Cousins Business Law lawyers understand the need to act promptly but also thoroughly. Delay can also cause a deal to fall apart so our other objective when advising those selling a business is to achieve completion in the quickest possible time.