So, you want to sell.

A business, that is.

Every business principal in Southern California or elsewhere who now commands the helm of an established company undoubtedly remembers with crystal clarity the considerable amount of time and effort that was expended in transforming a business vision into a reality marked by a successful enterprise.

It is thus unlikely that such an individual will be caught unaware regarding the sustained focus and work that is customarily required of any business owner seeking to sell a company.

“You only get one shot at this to get it right,” states an online overview discussing the sale of a business, so it obviously needs to be done with due diligence and a well-crafted strategy.

Ideally, notes that primer, a sale takes place in the immediate wake of a perfect storm of factors that drive price to an optimally high level. That means things like an enthused buying public, notably high year-end profits and rosy projections for the future.

Such salutary developments are gravy for a business with a for-sale sign, of course, but they can hardly be expected.

What is more customary is for a business owner to sit down with a seasoned business attorney and other professionals and take an impassioned and studied look at business worth, asset valuation, good will, potential buyers and financing challenges/opportunities.

That can take a considerable amount of time, and it frequently does.

Ultimately, of course, all the material terms and conditions relating to a business sale will need to be set forth accurately and in detail in a sales agreement that requires the close input and scrutiny of a proven commercial law attorney.

For many business owners, the sale of their company is a one-time occurrence in life. Getting it right is more than a hoped-for result. Indeed, it is an absolute imperative.

Client Reviews

Daniel E., Google

Rated 5 out of 5

I left a voicemail for Tom late Sunday evening and received a phone call first thing the next morning.

Tom was very quick to reply to any questions I had, and if he was caught up in a meeting, he was sure to return my call promptly.

Tom provided sound and logical advice, during a very stressful and uncertain time. At times I asked him to be more aggressive and was often met with the pros and cons of that decision, allowing me to understand the approach and thought process behind his strategy.

Ultimately he provided options for several paths for us to take, worked swiftly, and got us where we needed to be.

He reached out several times to check on my sanity and make sure I was good.

As someone with very high expectations, I would highly recommend his services. He provided expertise that proved to be successful, and also took the time to make sure I was emotionally solid.

Tom assisted with me with a 50% / 50% ownership conflict.

Daniel E


Rated 5 out of 5

Really informative and actionable, very grateful to have connected and I look forward to working more with them in the future.



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i liked that a lawyer, and not a staff member, called me to get the details and he gave me his opinion of what his initial thoughts are about my case.


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