North Carolina Business Lawyers

Many businesses change ownership through mergers, while others are sold via asset sales. The Van Winkle Law Firm offers a full range of business law representation to help business owners and purchasers accomplish their goals. We advise on both sides of the acquisition process, serving local and national private firms as well as publicly traded companies to anticipate challenges and address financial, regulatory and operational issues. Our efforts have helped regional businesses merge with national and international firms in order to meet competitive challenges and grow through acquisition to become the largest in their industries.

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Areas of Focus

  • Closings and Post-Closing Activities
  • Contracts for Purchases and Sales
  • Initial Negotiation
  • Due Diligence
  • Hart/Scott/Rodino Filings
  • Letters of Intent
  • Regulatory Compliance

Buying & Selling Businesses

Buying or selling a business is a momentous decision that requires the skilled guidance of a business lawyer. If you are looking to sell a business, we at The Van Winkle Law Firm can help you determine if the time is right and help you find the right buyer. We will handle all the details of the sale on your behalf, such as leading negotiation talks and preparing a sale agreement. We wish to help you sell your business under the most favorable terms so that you are better prepared to move on to your next business venture.

We can also assist you with the following aspects:

  • Business Valuation
  • Drafting Acquisition Agreements

When advising clients who wish to buy a business, we help them find the right business to buy. Our team can assist you with due diligence, which includes carefully analyzing the business’ financial history to determine any risks behind purchasing the business. Once a business has been properly vetted for purchase, we help clients negotiate a fair price with the buyer.

Business Lawyers Helping You Make Legal Decisions

For over a century, our law firm has helped clients make legally sound decisions that are equally as strategic and proactive. Our business attorneys work closely together to provide a comprehensive approach that spans several practice areas. Knowledgeable about taxation and estate planning, we counsel our clients regarding these and other relevant issues. Our hands-on approach has led to the success of many local businesses, including Fortune 500 companies and startup companies. With our careful and well-versed direction, you can feel confident in selling or buying a business.