Melbourne’s Premier Business Sales Lawyers

Buying or selling a business is a significant moment in anyone’s professional life. Because business transactions include assets, agreements, intellectual property, and goodwill, it’s critical that you handle the sale correctly to achieve the best outcome. At P&B Law, our team of skilled business sales lawyers offers expert advice and guidance each step of the way, no matter which side of the sale you’re on

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Maximise the returns on your business transactions

Business sales, acquisitions, and mergers can be a complex undertaking. Each business is unique in scope and character, which means you need the advice of skilled professionals to navigate the transaction successfully. Our business purchase lawyers ensure you get what’s promised without falling into hidden liabilities or issues. We’ll advise on every aspect of the sale and make the entire process straightforward and prompt.

Buying a business

At P&B Law, we guide you through the entire business purchase, ensuring you get the best deal. Our business purchase lawyers offer comprehensive advice on all aspects of the process, including:

  • Assisting with due diligence and document reviews
  • Reviewing Heads of Agreement and Sale Agreement
  • Landlord dealings and lease transfer
  • Advising on adjustments
  • Settlement and registration assistance.

Selling a business

Selling a business involves more than just selling assets, rights, and goodwill. As these are both tangible and intangible aspects of the selling process, there is typically a lot more you need to consider. Our business sales lawyers can guide you through the following:

  • Planning your sale
  • The reputation of your business
  • Your trading history
  • Your trademarks
  • Key personnel.

Looking to buy or sell a business and need strategic legal advice? Get in touch with one of our business sales lawyers today.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Our expert lawyers are here to answer all your legal questions about business and property law. If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for below, contact the team today.

Business sales are when one party sells their business to another party, while acquisitions typically refer to larger companies buying smaller companies.

You determine a company’s value using various methods, including evaluating the company’s net asset value, projecting the company’s future earnings, and comparing the company to similar companies recently sold. At P&B Law, we’ll provide an honest, detailed appraisal of a company’s value so that you know what to expect.
While the timeframe can vary, buying or selling a business typically takes around six to nine months. This timeframe allows for business valuation, negotiations, and finalising the sale agreement. It also allows for any external factors, such as market conditions.
A business acquisition can face several challenges, including hidden liabilities, stakeholder resistance, and integration issues. At P&B Law, our business sales lawyers will ensure you’re aware of any risks or challenges an acquisition could face.