Selling a Business in Washington

Find the right Selling a Business attorney in Kent, WA

It can be profitable to sell a business, since years of work invested often make it an attractive buy. Being purchased by a competitor or a larger firm is something many businesses look forward to. Nevertheless, the transaction can be complicated. Certain Washington and Federal laws governing mergers, acquisitions, negotiations or securities exchanges may come into play during the sale of a business.

How Do I Sell a Business?

Of course, there must be an interested buyer with an offer in order to sell a business. The job of purchase agents in Kent is not only to secure an offer, but they also lend advice about which offers should be considered. In order to determine the proper value for the rights you are selling, financial records must be updated and prepared to comply with Washington and Federal law. A formal contracts will likely be written to solidify the sales agreement. Careful review of this agreement is essential so that all concerns voiced during negotiations are accurately presented.

What Will I Give Up in the Business?

In selling a business, the buyer gains a right known as "control". Control of a business entitles a party to direct its operations and it can also controls what is done with business property. Since buyers in Kent are usually concerned with acquiring control, they may be willing to allow other rights, such as the right to future earnings, to remain with the seller in exchange for the cheapest price on the right of control. The wide variety of concerns that buyers may have make the negotiations process particularly vital. It's important at the beginning for each party to make plain their intentions and concerns.

How Can an Attorney Help?

Parties who want to sell businesses must meet the requirements of Washington law. Ensuring that the sale is proper is much simpler with the advice of a local attorney practicing in Kent.

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Life in Kent

Kent is located in King County, Washington. It is a surrounding suburb of Seattle. Per the 2010 census, Kent is home to 92,411 people.

Top employers include REI, Oberto Sausage, Boeing, Coho Distributing, Sysco, Alaska Airlines and Starbucks Coffee. Other employers include small law offices and boutique law firms that employ many competent attorneys and support staff. Such entities easily tend to the legal needs of residents.

The city is well-recognized as the popular host for such events as the Cantebury Faire, Kent Cornucopia Days, Kent Farmers Market, ShoWare Center, and Kent Saturday Market.

Famous residents include Earl Anthony, Ernie Conwell, Jeff Jaeger, Brenda Raganot, Cam Weaver, and Kelly Bachand.

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