Whether you’re buying, selling, incorporating, or expanding a business, Arnot Heffernan Slobodian can help. Managing a business can be complicated, and the consequences of your decisions can have a lasting impact. We can offer experienced legal advice on business issues such as incorporation, acquisition of a new business, sale of a part or all of your business assets or corporate shares, or shareholder disputes.
Incorporating a Business
One of the decisions that most businesses will face at some point is whether to incorporate. There can be many benefits to incorporation, including fiscal and estate planning, reduction of liability, and potential tax benefits. Experienced legal and accounting advice are needed to make sure you arrive at the right decision. We can help with the legal aspect, and can work with your accountant or financial advisor to find the right solution for you.
Purchasing or Selling a Business
The purchase or sale of a business requires careful planning and decision-making. Will the buyer acquire the physical assets of the business, or will the buyer purchase the shares of the corporation that owns the business? Should the purchaser incorporate a company to operate the business? How will the purchase be financed? Will the seller remain involved in an advisory role? How can the confidential information of the business be protected during the negotiation process? Does the purchaser have all the information required to assess the value of the business? At Arnot Heffernan Slobodian, we can help you at each stage of the process, with experienced advice, and straightforward answers.
Businesses change over time. They may grow, or shrink. Technological change may require changes to the business focus or structure. Key personnel may come and go. The owners or shareholders of the business may age, and wish to think about the transition of ownership to the next generation. At Arnot Heffernan Slobodian, we can help you to decide whether a change to your business’s corporate structure would make sense for you.
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