Buying a Business in Alaska
Purchasing a business can be an beneficial investment for both individuals and companies. However, the transaction is much more complicated than a traditional purchase.
Purchasing a business occasionally involves laws concerning mergers, acquisitions, negotiations or securities exchanges. These fields are governed by Alaska and Federal law.
What Parts of the Business Am I Buying?
A purchaser of a business in Homer gains a right called "control", which is the right to direct the business operations as they see fit. Control involves ownership of the business assets and customers, along with the company's debts. In order to protect the interests of all parties, there must be an accurate and complete picture of the financial position of the business. This picture of the company's financials is acquired through a process known as "due diligence". The process of due diligence uses Federal and Alaska guidelines to protect both parties. If these guidelines are not followed, a party might be found in breach of a legal duty. However, obedience to the process of due diligence leads to a better informed decision about purchasing the business. And afterwards, it may also help the ownership transfer to go more smoothly.
How Much Will the Business Cost?
Control of a business is sold for an amount that is necessary for a party to acquire an ownership stake. The value of the business property and the type of business factor in to determine the exact price. The procedure for how the right of control can be transferred or modified is defined by particular laws in Alaska. Procedures may make buying a business more or less expensive than simply the market value of its assets.
How Can a Homer Attorney Help?
In Alaska, the law poses requirements for a party purchasing a business to fulfill. An attorney experienced in Alaska law practicing in Homer can help you comply with these laws and acquire control of the business you want to buy as cheaply as possible.