Buying & Selling Business

Experienced Guidance for Buying and Selling a Business in North Carolina

We handle the business purchase or sale process from start to finish

The process of buying or selling a business carries substantial risk for both parties. Agreements can be complex, and there are many important issues that need to be addressed. At John F. Hanzel, P.A., we assist business owners and buyers who need experienced legal counsel capable of handling the many issues that may arise, including:

  • Drafting of nondisclosure agreements to facilitate discussions
  • Conducting due diligence to investigate the business being sold
  • Drafting preliminary letters or term sheets that set forth major deal points
  • Drafting and negotiating the sale and purchase agreement
  • Obtaining tax clearances and regulatory approvals
  • Handling closings, including escrows and bank cooperation

How to buy or sell a business in or near Charlotte

The process of buying or selling a business requires sound legal assistance at every stage. The agreement to purchase or sell is the most important business contract you sign, as it includes such specifics as warranties, indemnification and conditions that must occur before the transaction can close. You need a business lawyer who knows the intricacies of handling such transactions and has an in-depth understanding of the regulatory requirements of state and federal securities, tax laws and related matters.

Drawing on 40 years of experience, John F. Hanzel and his team begin with thorough preparation and research and see you through the entire process, including:

  • Defining the structure of the sale
    • Stock sale
    • Asset sale
    • Intellectual property
    • Real estate
    • Other
  • Price and valuation of the business
  • Payment terms
  • Tax issues
  • Responsibility for debts and liabilities
  • Non-compete agreement

The attorneys at John F. Hanzel, P.A. help your business from the start, providing guidance from the initial entity formation or purchase to the sale of businesses. Our goal is to help you accomplish your goals, efficiently and successfully.

When you need to buy or sell a business in North Carolina, contact our business attorneys

At John F. Hanzel, P.A., we help clients buy and sell businesses. For guidance in any type of business matter, or for help settling a potential or ongoing business dispute, contact John F. Hanzel, P.A. at 704-892-1375 or online today to schedule a free consultation. We serve small businesses in Cornelius, Charlotte, Huntersville, Mooresville, Lincolnton, Davidson, Lake Norman and the surrounding areas. Saturday appointments are available. Se habla español.