Buying a Business in New Mexico
Buying a business can be a worthwhile investment, but whether it is purchased by an individual or another company, the transaction is complicated.
Federal and New Mexico law concerning mergers, acquisitions, negotiations and securities exchange sometimes come into play during the purchase of a business
What Parts of the Business Am I Buying?
Buying a business in Las Cruces is gaining the right to direct business operations. When a party directs operations as they see fit, their right is called ?control? of the business. Like ownership, control includes the right to all the property of the business as well as the assumption of the business 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 gained through a process known as "due diligence". The process of due diligence uses Federal and New Mexico guidelines to protect both parties. If these guidelines are not followed, a party may be found in breach of a legal duty. Following the process of due diligence dutifully is the best way to inform oneself for whether to buy a business. Also if the business is eventually bought, transfers of ownership happen much more easily once the process is followed.
How Much Will the Business Cost?
The price of a business mostly depends on how much ownership stake is required for control. The value of the business property and the type of business are also important factors. There are specific laws in New Mexico 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 Las Cruces Attorney Help?
In New Mexico, the law poses requirements for a party purchasing a business to fulfill. An attorney knowledgeable in New Mexico law practicing in Las Cruces can help you comply with these laws and acquire control of the business you want to buy as cheaply as possible.