There are many risks involved with buying a business. While it is not possible to protect oneself from every potential threat, these risks can be successfully mitigated with effective legal strategies. The Los Angeles mergers and acquisitions lawyers at Structure Law Group, LLP work with entrepreneurs across all industries. Our experience allows us to advise our clients on the best strategies for mitigating risk in all types of mergers and acquisitions. With the right protection in place, Los Angeles business owners can set their newly formed businesses up for success on the first day of operations. Learn more about some of the most common disadvantages of purchasing a business.
Debts, Liabilities, and Other Problems
Due diligence is one of the first steps in any acquisition or merger. In this critical process, the buyer conducts thorough investigations of all aspects of the target business to identify debts and liabilities. A cursory examination is not enough to protect your business from the debts and liabilities of an acquired business. Accountants should thoroughly examine the financial statements to verify the figures that have been presented. Debts should be carefully analyzed. Can they be restructured? Are there better tax strategies for existing debt? In addition to financial liabilities, legal liabilities must also be carefully assessed. Our Los Angeles M&A lawyers thoroughly analyze all aspects of business operations to identify all potential liabilities. Administrative fines, civil judgments, and even corporate criminal liability can cause problems for a reconstituted company after a merger or acquisition.