Business Acquisitions & Sales

Business Transitions

If you are the owner of a business, large or small, one fact is certain — you will eventually transition your business, one way or another. How that transition will occur is within your control — but only if you properly plan in advance. Planning for a successful business transition involves the consideration of many factors: timing, family, third party sales, ESOPs, key employee acquisitions, income taxation, financing, insurance, estate taxation, and more. The key is to avoid a “forced transition,” one that is imposed upon you or your family by an untimely death or disability, downturn in the economy or some other unforeseen circumstance. A forced transition can result in a loss of value, liquidation, or (in some cases) abandonment of a business that could otherwise continue to thrive.

Getting started with a plan is often the toughest part of the planning process. To assist you, we have devoted an entire website to questions regarding the ultimate transition of your business. For more information, visit, or contact Rick or Carl at 802-864-5756 (you can access their direct contact information on the right).

Business Acquisitions

If you are contemplating the purchase of a business, the initial stages of the negotation are critical. A letter of intent, a memorandum of understanding, due diligence, and negotiation of the purchase agreement are often critical to a successful business acquisition. We can help you avoid costly missteps. Listed on the right are the the key areas that should be addressed in most acquistions. For more information contact Rick or Carl at 802-864-5756 (you can access their direct contact information on the right).


Acquisitions: Business Evaluations, Due Diligence, Letters of Intent, Puchase Agreements

Transitions: Inter-Family Transitions, Third Party Sales, Leveraged Buyouts, Key Employee Sales, ESOPS, Tax Planning, Sale Agreements, Shareholder Agreements

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