Selling your business can be a confusing and
emotional time for a business owner. Whether you are retiring, moving on to
something new or you have been offered an irresistible deal, choosing to put
your business in the hands of someone else can be a complicated process.
In order to make the best decision for you, your family and your leadership team, you need to know what options are out there to get the best value for your years of hard work.
Purchasing real estate and
managing it is a major responsibility. You want to make sure that you can
achieve a return on the investment made and, to the extent possible, you want
to protect the investment from creditor claims.
Florida homestead protection laws
are some of the broadest in the country, but they only extend to your principal
residence. If you are in the market to purchase real estate for investment, you
should consider owning that property in a separate limited liability company
Many budding entrepreneurs start businesses – usually with friends, family or colleagues. If you were or are one of these people, you may have had disagreements on the vision of the company or you wanted to keep your family recipe confidential. Problems like these are a dime a dozen when running a business and a typical solution is to have the stakeholders of a company sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).
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