Selling a Business in Arizona

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Selling a business after years of work can be extremely profitable. Many businesses are created with the hopes that they will one day be acquired by a larger firm. The sale can be complicated, however. There are Federal and Arizona laws concerning mergers, acquisitions, negotiations and securities exchanges that must be followed.

How Do I Sell a Business?

To sell a business there must be an offer, whether it is solicited or not. Purchase agents in Winslow not only help to secure an offer, but also lends advice about which offers are worthwhile to consider. Preparing financial records to comply with Arizona and Federal law is essential and will help determine the proper value for the rights you are selling. As a final step, an agreement for the purchase will be reached, usually in the form of a written contract. It should be reviewed by all parties to ensure that what was agreed upon is accurately presented.

What Will I Give Up in the Business?

The sale of a business is simply the transfer of a right known as "control". The party with control of a business directs its operations and can use the business property as it sees fit. A party seeking to purchase a Winslow business may not be concerned with all aspects of the company. In fact, purchasers are usually interested in acquiring control as cheaply as possible, and this may allow other rights, including the right to future earnings, to be apportioned or even retained by the seller. Because of the wide variety of different concerns buyers may have, negotiations are vital. Each party should voice their intents and concerns during this process.

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Arizona law places certain requirements on parties selling a business. Making the sale run properly and smoothly is much easier with the advice of a local attorney practicing in Winslow.

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