Service Areas

Sale of a Business

Tax issues are paramount in selling a business to maximize the after-tax return to the shareholder. We evaluate the various ways of selling a business to determine the most tax-effective overall plan. We

  • design the transactions required to put the tax planning in place;
  • assist with reviewing the legal documentation;
  • assist in negotiating the terms of the sale, with particular emphasis on the tax issues involved; and
  • complete all necessary tax filings and tax elections.

We work closely with legal counsel and our business valuators where required. Sometimes, we can minimize tax by incorporating certain international and non-resident tax-planning strategies. We can also suggest certain creative approaches, such as earnouts, employee-funded purchases, share-for-share exchanges, and sale/leaseback transactions.