Buy or Sell a Business

Transaction Lawyer

We back our clients along every step of their transactions, from conducting due diligence to closing the deal.

Our Core

Corporate transactions are too important to handle on your own. As entrepreneurs ourselves, we know how much effort goes into making a deal. We know hard you’ve worked to get your business to where it is today and how much that means to you, financially and otherwise. Whether you’re buying or selling a business in Florida, raising capital, transferring equity, or are looking to protect your investments, our business attorney has the experience to get you the best deal possible.

We back our clients along every step of their transactions, from conducting due diligence to closing the deal. After that, you’ll benefit from the continued support, advice, and assistance from a transactional attorney during the transition. Our corporate services in Tampa and St. Petersburg are all-inclusive. Do yourself the favor of allying with a law firm that has the innovation and experience that you and your business deserve. Don’t stress over corporate housekeeping or getting years’ worth of paperwork in order. We’ve got you covered there, too.

We'll advocate for you every step of the way.

Purchasing a Business
Assemble Your Team
Buying a business is complicated. Having the right team can make it easier. You’ve found your lawyer – let us handle the rest. Our firm’s network of proven professionals means that we have the connections you’re looking for, including accountants, business brokers, and other consultants.
Find Your Target Business
Haven’t found the business that you want to buy just yet? We can help you narrow down your options and find your best fit. With our firm at your side, you can move forward confident that you won’t end up paying for someone else’s mistakes.
Secure Financing
There are many ways for you to finance your upcoming purchase. However, having so many available options can make finding the right set up difficult. Whether it’s through conventional loans, SBA loans, opening a line of credit, or another option, we know what to look for when deciding on the best way to fund your next acquisition.
Prepare Your Letter of Intent
A letter of intent is one of the first documents that you need when buying a business. While not legally binding in and of itself, it sets the foundation for your future purchase agreement and other transactional formalities.
Draft Your Purchase Agreement
Make no mistake: you’re not saving time and money when you use online contract templates – you’re just exposing yourself to considerable, but avoidable risk. Attorney drafted purchase agreements are far more likely to hold up in court when compared to the bare-bones language found in online templates.
Perform Due Diligence
The due diligence phase is one of the most critical parts of buying a business. This is when you learn everything you can about the business that you’re looking at purchasing. Having an attorney to do the research for you makes your life easier and helps to get a more accurate evaluation.
Facilitate the Closing Ceremony
With FL Patel Law PLLC, you have the option of having your closing conducted at our offices or at your own chosen location. Get everything signed and officiated as conveniently as possible.
Handle Post Closing Matters
You’ll enjoy our continued support even after everyone has signed on the dotted line. We take pride in helping our clients get started on the right foot. From wrapping up the seller’s operations to fulfilling the necessary covenants, we’ve got you covered.
Selling a Business
Obtain Valuation
We’ll help you obtain a valuation for your business so that you can be certain that you’re getting every dollar that it’s worth. It took a lot to get your business to where it is today. Our firm will make sure that you’re properly rewarded for all those years of hard work.
Organize Your Books (Both Corporate & Accounting)
Not everyone has the passion for paperwork that we do. That’s why we’re here to help our clients to get all their books and other documents in order. Don’t waste time running around your office trying to get everything in order – that’s what we’re for.
Work with Business Brokers
Years of engagement with the St. Pete-Tampa business community has given us a vast network of talent to draw from. We’ll work with business brokers and other advisors so that you can focus on what matters most while still resting easy with the knowledge that your transaction is in the right hands.
Prepare Your Letter of Intent
A letter of intent is one of the first documents that you need when buying a business. While not legally binding in and of itself, it sets the foundation for your future purchase agreement and other transactional formalities.
Drafting Your Asset Purchase or Stock Transfer Agreement
Make no mistake: you’re not saving time and money when you use online contract templates – you’re just exposing yourself to considerable, but avoidable risk. Attorney drafted purchase agreements are far more likely to hold up in court when compared to the bare-bones language found in online templates.
Conducting Due Diligence
The due diligence phase is one of the most critical parts of a business acquisition. Chances are that the buyer is going to want as much information and documentation as they can get. We’ll make sure that they get everything they need so that you aren’t left scrambling at the last minute.
Facilitating the Business Closing
With FL Patel Law PLLC, you have the option of host your closing at our offices or at your own chosen location. Get everything signed and officiated as conveniently as possible.
Winding Up Operations
Let us take care of the trade-off between you and the buyer. From your final resolutions to company dissolutions, our firm covers your bases so that you can get your money faster.

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