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Navigating Successful Business Sales, Purchases And Closings

Buying or selling a business is an exciting opportunity – but also one that is fraught with potential legal pitfalls. It’s important to work with a knowledgeable business law attorney at the outset to ensure that legal issues don’t derail the success of your transaction. The proactive involvement of an attorney upfront can avoid costly legal problems down the road.

At The Law Firm of Douglas G. Jackson, our business attorney, Doug Jackson, can help you navigate all stages of the process. He represents entrepreneurs, business owners and startups throughout the St. Petersburg area. Applying a thorough understanding of Florida business law as well as a meticulous attention to detail, he excels at helping business clients lay a strong foundation for a smooth transaction.

Types Of Business Deals

Business sales and acquisitions may be structured in many different ways. Mr. Jackson is familiar with the intricacies of each type of transaction, including those involving:

  • Stock sales
  • Asset sales
  • Management buy-outs and buy-ins
  • Earn-outs
  • Cash-outs
  • Partner buy-outs
  • Mergers

These transactions require addressing numerous legal details. In that regard, Mr. Jackson shines. He understands how to conduct thorough diligence. He excels at pinpointing risks and weaknesses that could jeopardize clients’ interests. By diligently reviewing contract terms, he can identify gaps and recommend solutions.

After a successful transaction, business clients often turn to attorney Doug Jackson for ongoing legal guidance. He serves as outside general counsel for businesses in many different industries and markets.

Business Dissolution

Clients also turn to our firm for guidance on the many steps involved in closing a business, including addressing financial obligations, terminating contracts, providing proper notices and preparing the right paperwork.

Discuss Your Business Transaction Needs Today

Learn more about how attorney Doug Jackson can help you succeed in purchasing, selling or closing a business. Call 727-591-3130 or send him an email to arrange an initial consultation.