Buying a Business in New York

Purchasing 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 York 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?

Purchasing a business in Beacon 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. Accordingly, the party purchasing 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. In the process of due diligence, Federal and New York guidelines are used to inform both parties. If there is a violation from these guidelines, one party may be held legally accountable. However, due diligence will lead to a better informed decision concerning whether you want to purchase the business. Also, it will help the business to transition more smoothly to new ownership.

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 New York. Procedures may make buying a business more or less expensive than simply the market value of its assets.

How Can a Beacon Attorney Help?

There are unique requirements in New York that a party purchasing a business must fulfill. In Beacon, an attorney experienced in New York law can inform you about the peculiarities of your investment and outline the cheapest way for you to gain control.