Facilitating Successful Business Transactions

At The Ross Firm in Goderich, Stratford and Kincardine, Ontario, we provide a complete range of advice and services at reasonable rates, related to the purchase and sale of businesses. We also provide assistance in business succession planning.

With extensive experience in business law, real estate and employment law, we understand how the many diverse elements of a business enterprise fit together and interact. Clients benefit from our integrated approach and strategic vision.

We can assist clients in all aspects of the purchase and sale of a business, including:

  • Structuring the transaction as a sale of shares or sale of assets
  • Negotiating, drafting and reviewing the buy-sell agreement
  • Ascertaining and negotiating the purchase price and financing requirements
  • Negotiating and drafting a consulting contract for the selling owner
  • Developing and enforcing non-competition agreements
  • Undertaking the sale of commercial property either as part of the business transaction or as a separate transaction
  • Due diligence services
  • Negotiating and reviewing employment contracts
  • Other issues related to the purchase or sale of a business

Assistance For Buyers And Sellers

For the buyer of a business, there are hundreds of questions needing answers. For example, the buyer may question whether the asking price is fair, or wish to identify exit strategies from the business in the short and long term. Logistical issues, such as potential labour problems or zoning restrictions on property that could limit growth, may also need clarification.

A different, though no less vexing, set of questions faces the seller. A seller may wish to retain intellectual property rights related to the business following a sale, or secure a financial interest in the company when ownership changes hands. Our lawyers can provide answers to the many legal and practical issues that the purchase and sale of a business raise. We also have contacts and work closely with accountants, tax specialists and other professionals who can provide guidance and valuable insights regarding specific issues.

Business Succession Planning

The Ross Firm has helped business owners plan for the transition of their businesses to relatives or other parties. Our estate planning group can help you preserve your business as an ongoing enterprise and ensure a successful transition.

Contact A Business Transactions Lawyer

To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Goderich, Stratford and Kincardine business lawyers regarding buying shares, selling assets or other transactions, contact The Ross Firm.