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Top 10 Buying and Selling a Business Articles in the LegalMatch Law Library

Major business interactions can lead to serious legal as well as monetary consequences. However, speaking of making money, every businessperson dreams of the moment when endless riches, executive suites, and private jets are just a handshake away.

The purchase or sale of a business requires a significant amount of strategic planning. The Top 10 LegalMatch articles on Buying and Selling a Business offer a great introduction to a number of pertinent legal topics.

1. How to Start a Business

If you are interested in starting a business and don’t know where to begin, this article lists some common regulations to consider when starting a business. However, as every state and even some cities have their own regulations governing the starting of businesses, it is always best to consult with a lawyer who specializes in this area.

2. Small Business Startup Lawyers

If you plan to sell stock in your business you need to be aware of federal and state securities law. It is important to look at the regulations and consider all related tax issues before selling stock in your company. This article provides a good starting point on the type of tax procedures you should follow and gives information on the types of federal regulation that you should be aware of as a small business owner.

3. Buying and Selling a Business

Whether you are thinking of buying or selling a business, there are always several issues you should watch out for. This article provides a handy cheat sheet of important business issues to be on the lookout for. It provides a list of items you should examine if you are buying a business and if you are selling a business it provides a list of things you should prepare in advance of the sale.

4. Selling or Closing Your Business

If you are thinking about closing your business, this article provides an easy to follow list of things you need to do in order to close your business legally. It also provides a convenient list of specific people that need to be informed if you do decide to close your business.

5. Purchasing an Existing Business

Starting a new business can be a troublesome experience and sometimes it might be easier to buy an existing and established business instead. If you are thinking of buying an existing business, you should always do your research. This article provides a list of factors that you should always look into before buying an existing business.

6. Joint Venture Formation and Dissolution

If you are looking to enter into a partnership but don’t want to deal with the formalities of filing for a partnership, then a joint venture might be right for you. Joint ventures are relatively easy to form and are also easy to dissolve.

7. Joint Venture Fiduciary Duties

Even though joint ventures are somewhat informal, members of a joint venture must still uphold certain duties and responsibilities. Since it is easy for someone who is part of a joint venture to breach these duties, this article provides some information on possible remedies that might be appropriate if a duty has been breached.

8. Business Takeover Lawyers

If you are thinking about taking over a business or may have your business taken over, you probably have many questions and concerns. It is always important to understand the options available to you in these situations.

9. Nonprofit Corporation Lawyers

Not all businesses are formed for profit. In fact, several are formed for charitable or educational reasons. If you are looking to form a non-profit this article tells you what you need in order to get started. Since most non-profits are formed for their tax-exempt status, the article also provides an excellent introduction on what you need to gain tax-exempt status for your non-profit.

10. Business Dissolution Lawyers

Starting a new business is always a gamble and sometimes that gamble does not turn out as planned. As a result, some business owner might have to resort to business dissolution when the company proves unprofitable. This article provides an introduction into what business dissolution is, how it works, and how you can prepare for dissolution if that is what you plan to do.

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  • Jessica Tam

    LegalMatch Law Library Managing Editor

    Attorney at Law