Buying or selling a business

Before you take the leap into buying a business or selling one you own, take a step into your local Talbots Law office to get expert advice on your corporate transaction. With vast experience in guiding businesses of all shapes and sizes through disposals, mergers and acquisitions, you can count on our corporate transaction solicitors to see yours through with care and efficiency.

Whatever side of the transaction you’re on, you need a specialist legal advisor with strong business acumen to advise you on regulatory, financial and commercial matters. After all, the decision to buy or sell a business is an important one, and deserves careful time and dedication. Choosing a law firm who will always have your best interests at heart can only benefit you further, providing that extra layer of security, letting you know when to proceed and the best way to do so.

Why choose Talbots business transaction solicitors?

At Talbots Law, we’ve worked with countless companies across a range of industries; helping them through the technicalities of a transaction. Our solicitors will always provide pragmatic advice that works for you, delivered in a way that’s easy to understand. As business people, we know that your priority is to calculate the risk and potential return on your transaction.

With many considerations to take into account prior to the acquisition or disposal of a business, you can rely we’ll be clear and upfront about the economic viability of the transaction. When it comes to business law, we know our stuff. Take advantage of our experience in joint ventures, company structures and strategy and we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you have along the way.

But it doesn’t stop there.

Our team of commercial property lawyers will be ready to assist you if your business transaction leads to the purchase or sale of property. Further to this, the expert employment solicitors at Talbots Law can advise you on any issues that may arise as a result of a disposal, acquisition or merger. When it comes to legal services, you can count on us to be a one-stop shop for your business.

Business transaction FAQ

How long does a business transaction take?
Overall, selling a business shouldn’t take longer than 9 months. Depending on the level of your efficiency in preparing for the transaction, you could significantly reduce this time. We’ll always do our best to provide in-depth advice on a range of legal, practical and commercial matters in an impressive time scale, allowing you to push forward in your business venture.

What do I need to consider in a business transaction?
Before you sign any terms of agreement, it’s vital that you’ve calculated the risks and understood the potential liabilities of your transaction. You’ll want to take a close look at your business as it currently stands - what it could stand to gain, what it could stand to lose. You should consider how it might affect your employees and whether you would still meet terms laid out in their contracts. You would need to identify whether or not it will be beneficial for you financially in the long term. With so many considerations, you might want to instruct a specialist business transaction solicitor to guide you through the options that suit you best.

How much will it cost?
At Talbots Law, we pride ourselves in our strong communication skills. From our first initial meeting, we’ll provide you with an estimation of the overall cost for legal fees, and we’ll never raise our prices without warning. Our main priority is to provide you with pragmatic advice that meets your business needs in a reasonable time frame, so if we don’t require much time to help you through your transaction, we’ll lower the costs as appropriate.

Whether it’s a merger, an acquisition or disposal, speak to the business transaction solicitors at Talbots Law on 0800 118 1500 for expert advice you can trust.

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