Expert legal advice and assistance tailored to your unique circumstances for buying or selling a business.
If you’re buying or selling a business, here’s how Butlers Business Lawyers can help:
If you are selling a business
Selling a business is a big deal. If you’re selling, it’s imperative that the sale adequately rewards you for the sweat, blood and tears that likely went into building and growing the business. Therefore, it’s vital that the sale is handled by a skilled solicitor. An experienced solicitor will streamline the process, saving you from unnecessary legal costs and mountains of stress. A good solicitor will also ensure that the contract adequately protects your interests and binds the purchaser appropriately.
If you are buying a business
If you’re buying a business, it’s likely that you’re putting hard-earned money on the line. Accidentally missing something in the sale/purchase process will cost you. An expert solicitor will assist with due diligence to guarantee the business is a sound investment and scrutinise your contract to ensure its legally all-encompassing. This expert advice will save you money now and in the future.
Mishandled business sales almost inevitably wind up in expensive back-and-forth arguments. It’s often the case that one party becomes so discouraged by the process that they walk away from sale, costing both parties.
What can we do to help?
Whether you’re selling or buying a business, our solicitors provide expert legal advice and assistance tailored to your unique circumstances. We assist with streamlining the sale/purchase process and will negotiate on your behalf to ensure your expectations and needs are upheld in the sale contract. We will endeavour to save you costs wherever possible and will handle the process smoothly, so that you can relax and enjoy the excitement that comes with buying or selling a business.
Some of the services we offer include:
- Drafting sale contracts
- Negotiating sale terms
- Due diligence checks
- Restraint of trade arrangements
- Buying or selling a business with a lease
- Transferring intellectual property, such as business names and trademarks
- Drafting retail leases
- Drafting commercial leases
- Negotiating and renewing commercial leases
- Licence transfers such as liquor licences
- Tax on sales of businesses
- Advice on tax consequences and strategies
- GST in sale of business and business purchases
“Recently we were referred to Butlers Lawyers for the sale of our chiropractic practice. The solicitor handling our matter made our sale so easy with her efficient service and caring nature. The major factor for us was that she was on the other end of an email or phone whenever we needed her assistance, she went above and beyond to help us every step of the way. We are extremely grateful and so glad to have made this relationship with her and the firm.”
“I highly recommend Butler’s Business Lawyers. They were highly supportive during the sale of my business. I will definitely use them again!”
“Recommend this company highly! They helped me with a business purchase and were there every step of the way. Lots of helpful and skilled staff to make the process easy!”
“Butlers were great in helping with the sale of my business. I will be using the team at Butlers Business Lawyers team again and will highly recommend them.”