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Negotiating the Terms of Buying a Business Part 2

This is intended to help outline the general process of buying a business, explaining the legal aspects of how a business lawyer can assist in a business purchase transaction (it is not intended to be construed as legal advice for your particular situation).  Basically, in these 2 videos, I try to help you identify what…

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Negotiating the Terms of Buying a Business Part 1

This is intended to help outline the general process of buying a business, explaining the legal aspects of how a business lawyer can assist in a business purchase transaction (it is not intended to be construed as legal advice for your particular situation).  Basically, in these 2 videos, I try to help you identify what…

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Buying a Small Business, Company or LLC in New York

Your business acquisition attorney is not only your legal expert, but also will facilitate the business purchase process. Your business lawyer will coordinate the processes, interface with all the players, and move the business transaction along, culminating in a successful closing. As your legal expert, your business lawyer will conduct the legal due diligence, negotiate, draft and review the necessary legal documents…

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How to Conduct Due Diligence for a Merger or Purchase of a Business or LLC

Regardless of whether you are buying a business as an asset purchase, a division purchase, a company stock purchase, or a corporate merger, you (and/or your corporate attorney) must conduct due diligence on the target company or corporate division.  Due diligence involves an in-depth investigation of the business.  It requires review of a lot of…

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How Do I Form a Limited Liability Company in New York?

Organizers form an LLC in New York by filing the Articles of Organization, pursuant to Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law, with the Department of State. Organizers prepare, sign and file the Articles of Organization that creates the LLC. Any person or business entity may be an organizer (it does not…

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Negotiating the Terms of the Deal — Buying or Selling an LLC or Small Business In New York

After you have found your target New York business to acquire, you (and/or your corporate attorney) have to negotiate the terms of the business purchase transaction.  In this article I will outline some of the typical terms of a term sheet for the purchase of a small business and some of the things you need…

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Do You Need an Operating Agreement for Your Small Business LLC? Here is my LLC Operating Agreement Checklist.

As you may know, a “corporate kit” includes a pre-made form of limited liability company operating agreement.  There is no telling how complete these are and whether or not they were prepared by a corporate attorney.  Certainly an off-the-shelf operating agreement is not customized for your needs.  I recommend having a New York Small Business…

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Why Choose a Limited Liability Company (LLC) over a Corporation For Your Small Business?

An LLC  combines the limited liability advantages of a corporation with the control and tax advantages of a partnership.  You can elect to have your LLC taxed as a corporation, or you can elect to have it be a “pass through” entity (taxed like a partnership — the LLC’s income and losses are reported on…