Buying a Business in Massachusetts
Investing in a business can be beneficial for companies and private parties. The transaction can be complicated, however.
Federal and Massachusetts law concerning mergers, acquisitions, negotiations and securities exchange occasionally come into play during the purchase of a business
What Parts of the Business Am I Buying?
When someone purchases a business in Middlesex County, they are actually gaining the right to direct business operations as they see fit. This right is called ?control? of the business. Control entails ownership of all the assets and customer base of the business, but it also includes the responsibility for that company?s debts and liabilities. A complete picture of the financial position of the business is important for the purchaser to make his decision. This picture is acquired through a process called "due diligence". The process of due diligence uses Federal and Massachusetts guidelines to protect both parties. If these guidelines are not followed, a party might be found in breach of a legal duty. Following the procedure of due diligence faithfully, however, leads to a better informed decision about the purchase of the business. It can 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. There are particular laws in Massachusetts that dictate procedure for how the right of control of a company can be transferred and modified, and these procedures may make buying the business cheaper or more expensive, depending on a variety of factors.
How Can a Middlesex County Attorney Help?
There are unique requirements in Massachusetts that a party purchasing a business must fulfill. In Middlesex County, an attorney experienced in Massachusetts law can inform you about the peculiarities of your investment and outline the cheapest way for you to gain control.