Buying a Business in Nebraska
Buying a business can be a worthwhile investment, but whether it is purchased by an individual or another company, the transaction is complicated.
Buying a business sometimes involves laws concerning mergers, acquisitions, negotiations or securities exchanges. These fields are governed by Nebraska and Federal law.
What Parts of the Business Am I Buying?
The purchase of a business in Cozad is actually the buying of a right called "control". With this right, a party can direct business operations as it sees fit, it acquires ownership of business assets, and it assumes liability for all business debts. Accordingly, the party buying a business will want a complete picture of the financial position of the business. Through a process called "due diligence", the financials of the company are disclosed. Through due diligence, federal and Nebraska guidelines are used to inform both parties, and there may be legal consequences for not following these guidelines properly. However, obedience to the process of due diligence leads to a better informed decision about buying the business. And afterwards, it may also help the ownership transfer to go more smoothly.
How Much Will the Business Cost?
The price of a business depends on the value of the ownership stake that is necessary to exert control, and this in turn is decided somewhat by the value of the business property and the type of business. The process for how the right of control can be transferred or modified is defined by specific laws in Nebraska. Procedures may make buying a business more or less expensive than simply the market value of its assets.
How Can a Cozad Attorney Help?
In Nebraska, the law poses requirements for a party purchasing a business to fulfill. An attorney knowledgeable in Nebraska law practicing in Cozad can help you comply with these laws and acquire control of the business you want to buy as cheaply as possible.