How to address legal and other business transfer issues

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 28-Oct-2016 04:13:00

In this blog we examine the final two categories in the JPAbusiness Business Transfer ChecklistLegal and Other.


There are many legal issues to consider in a business transaction process and, as we have often said in our eBooks and blogs, engaging a solicitor with experience in business sales is critical.

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Topics: Buying a business, Selling your business, Advice, Legal, Business transfer, Exiting your business

A guide to conducting legal due diligence on a business purchase [blog]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 23-Sep-2016 04:13:00

From the JPAbusiness Strategic Business Insights blog archives

This week our guest contributors, David McGuiness and Fleur Gibson from Watson Mangioni Lawyers, provide guidance as to the main items and issues that may be covered in a legal due diligence, as well as examples and case studies from due diligence processes they have been involved in.

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Topics: Buying a business, Legal

6 business lessons from my day in court [blog]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 01-Aug-2016 05:30:00

I recently spent the day in a local courthouse as a witness in a civil court contractual dispute between one of my clients and a service provider

Turns out my client won the case, but I don’t think any of us enjoyed the experience. Going to court can be a costly and sobering exercise. The biggest revelation came at the outset of the day when the judge used his opening remarks to assure both sides that one of us would lose, and urged us to go away and try to reach a settlement rather than continue the proceedings.

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Topics: Advice, Legal, contracts, Suppliers

How to bring a new shareholder into your business [blog]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 19-Jul-2016 15:20:44

We were recently asked for advice on the best way to bring an additional partner or shareholder into an existing business.

Golden rule 1: Understand what value the partner or shareholder is bringing to the business. Is it specialist expertise, an entry point into a new business line, strategic opportunities, funding… or all of these?

Golden rule 2: Understand the motivations and intentions of the new partner or shareholder – now and moving forward. It may help to seek some advisory or facilitation services to tease out and clarify these motivations.

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Topics: Advice, Legal, Running your business, Business Structures, Shareholders

Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is general in nature and should not be taken as personal, professional advice. Readers should make their own inquiries and obtain independent, professional advice before making any decisions, taking any action or relying on any information in this blog. 





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