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Buying and Selling Businesses

Our business law attorneys help our clients buy and sell their businesses. Offices in Illinois and Florida.

These business law blog posts focus on topics related to mergers and acquisitions (buying and selling businesses). We help clients with their letters of intent, purchase agreements, due diligence, and closing.

We take a practical approach to business growth and strategy with our clients’ goals and needs in mind.

Serving in Illinois: Oak Brook, Burr Ridge, Naperville, Hinsdale, Lombard, Addison, Downers Grove, Oak Park, Darien, Chicago, Lisle, Westmont, Willowbrook, Clarendon Hills, and the Chicagoland Area.

Serving in Florida: Tampa, South Tampa, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Odessa, Lutz, and the general Tampa area.

Horizontal Mergers: What are they and how they work


What is a horizontal merger? In M&A, a horizontal merger occurs when two or more companies at the same level of the supply chain join together to form a new organization. In this process, also known as horizontal acquisition or horizontal integration, companies are usually part of the same industry.   How do horizontal acquisitions …

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Mergers and Acquisitions Meaning


Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) is the process by which companies transfer their ownership or consolidate with other business organizations with a strategic purpose. Put simply, M&A refers to the activities concerning the sale and purchase of businesses. What is a merger? In a merger, two or more companies combine to create a new corporate entity, …

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What is a Business Purchase Agreement?


A business purchase agreement, or business transfer agreement, is a contract that outlines the terms of the transaction when buying or selling a business. It is the final part of a business acquisition.  The purchase contract includes closing details of the business sale, such as the price, the purchased goods, and certain representations and warranties …

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Earnout: Meaning, Structure, and Uses in M&A

Reaching an agreement on the purchase price can be one of the most difficult aspects of a business transaction, as it requires strong negotiation skills from both parties.  When there seems to be no consensus about the final price, the parties can include an earnout provision in the agreement as a strategy to close the …

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