Buying a Company

At some point, many successful entrepreneurs decide that the time is right to consider a growth by acquisition strategy. The decision may even involve a merger with a competitor to expand into a new vertical or geographical area. Our attorneys are experienced in advising entrepreneurs and boards of directors on these mission-critical business decisions.

Selling Your Company

Have you been successful in building your business and decided that now it’s time to sell to the ideal buyer? Our experienced attorneys can navigate you through the process of selling your company from the first moment you are considering selling, to vetting the offer, conducting due diligence, negotiating the sale, and closing.

Transitioning a Business

Moving a business from one owner to another is a complex and challenging endeavor and how and when you pull out of the business can have a substantial effect on future success. Our attorneys can help navigate you through the exit and integration strategies that will be most beneficial during the business transition.

To learn about the due diligence process, read A Look Under the Hood: Is Your Business Ready for a Buyer’s Due Diligence?

Representative Transactions:

  • Represented a Clearwater-based direct-to-garment apparel printing and fulfillment company in $30M sale to a publicly traded company.
  • Represented a company in the multi-million-dollar acquisition of an electronic medical records software company.
  • Represented a Sarasota-based company in a $1.2m buyout of minority owners from whom the clients had made a technology acquisition.
  • Represented a private digital commerce consultancy company in a multi-million-dollar deal regarding the sale of company assets to a strategic buyer.
  • Represented strategic buyer in the purchase of medical services practice.
  • Represented purchaser of St. Petersburg, Florida-based restaurant for over $1m.
  • Sale of a specialty chemical adhesives manufacturer to AEA Investors backed portfolio company PLZ Aerosciences, Inc. for an undisclosed amount; acted as lead associate for the investment bank representing the seller; duties included drafting offering documents, reviewing financials, conducting due diligence and reviewing asset purchase agreement.
  • Sale of a fastener manufacturing company in a cross-border transaction for an undisclosed amount; acted as lead associate for the investment bank representing the seller; duties included drafting offering documents, reviewing financials, conducting due diligence and reviewing asset purchase agreement.
  • Sale of a controlling interest in a publicly listed company in a cross-border transaction; acted as associate general counsel for the company; duties included reviewing the share purchase agreement, assisting in valuation analysis and corporate governance issues for board of directors and shareholder approval; liaison with counsel for an international buyer and coordinating multi-national legal team.
  • Sale of a multi-location medical practice to a private equity-backed buyer; acted as lead associate representing the seller; duties included reviewing the asset purchase agreement; verifying accuracy of schedules; managing due diligence document production to buyer; coordinating assorted items with seller’s management; drafting and reviewing employment agreements, side letter indemnification agreement, closing documents, and other related transaction documents.
  • Sale of a large insurance practice to a private equity-backed buyer; acted as lead associate; duties included reviewing the asset purchase agreement; verifying accuracy of schedules; managing due diligence document production to buyer; coordinating assorted items with seller’s management; drafting and reviewing employment agreements, closing documents, and other related transaction documents.
  • Sale of an international automotive accessories manufacturer to a private equity-backed manufacturing company; acted as lead associate; duties included drafting and reviewing the asset purchase agreement; verifying accuracy of schedules; managing due diligence document production to buyer; coordinating assorted items with seller’s management; drafting and reviewing employment agreements, side letter indemnification agreement, closing documents, and other related transaction documents.

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