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Attorneys provide great value when selling a business, buying a business, buying a franchise and related services.

Make sure you find an attorney that makes you feel comfortable with your goals and how they communicate with you.

Equally important, make sure the attorney works in the area of law that matches the reason you want to hire them. It doesn’t make sense to hire a divorce attorney to help assist you sell a business.

Although not an attorney, Andrew is a member of the Sacramento County Bar Association and may be able to help you find an attorney that fits your needs.

Contact Andrew for more information.

Alternatively, please see the information below.  Andrew has experience in working with these attorneys and their specific area of law and is pleased to make this information available to you.  In all these cases, please feel free to ask questions so its clear the help you need and what the next steps may be to help you.

If you are looking to sell a business, buy a business or franchise, here is some of the documentation that an attorney may prepare in order to close a business transaction.

  • Bill of Sale
  • Non-Lien Affidavit
  • Seller’s/Buyer’s Affidavit
  • Seller’s/Buyer’s Corporate Resolution
  • Cooperation Agreement
  • Affidavit of transfer of fictitious name, yellow pages advertising and telephone
  • Assignment of Trade Name
  • Assignment of Customer Contracts and Accounts
  • Assignment of Purchase and Sale Contract (If to a Corporation)
  • Covenant Not to Compete
  • Security Agreement
  • UCC-1 Financing Statement
  • Assignment of Lease
  • Collateral Assignment of Lease
  • Employment Agreement
  • Purchase Price Allocation
  • Inventory List/Adjustment Worksheet
  • List of Vendors/Deposits
  • Closing Statement

Business law – sell a business

Law Office of Michael Violanti

Contact: Mike Violanti
1440 Columbia Street #2004, San Diego, CA 92101 
(619) 694-0354

Damrell, Nelson, Schrimp, Pallios, Pacher & Silva

Contact: Angela Schrimp
1414 K Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA, 95814
(916) 504-3700
Web address: Damrell, Nelson, Schrimp, Pallios, Pacher & Silva

Knox, Lemmon & Anapolsky, LLP

Contact: John Lemmon
300 Capitol Mall, Suite 1125, Sacramento, CA, 95814
(916) 498-9911
Web address: Knox, Lemmon & Anapolsky, LLP

John C. Orcutt, III

1555 River Park Drive, Suite 108, Sacramento, CA 95815
Ph: (916) 844-2234

Estate Planning

California Legacy Law

Contact: Tracy Potts
180 Promenade Circle, Suite 120, Sacramento, CA, 95834 Ph: (916) 643-2000
Web address: California Legacy Law

Law Office of Colin T. Smith

Contact: Colin Smith
777 Campus Commons Road, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95825 Ph: (916) 563-7140
Web address: Law Office of Colin T. Smith


Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard

Contact: Bret Rossi
400 Capitol Mall, 27th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814 Ph: (916) 321-4381
Web address: Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard

Medical practice – sell a medical practice

Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.

Contact: Ulises Pizano-Diaz
1555 River Park Drive, Suite 108, Sacramento, CA, 95815 Ph: (916) 920-5983
Web address: Law Offices of Meissner, Joseph & Palley

Immigration law – E2 visa

Kanter & Romo Immigration Law Office, PC

Contact: Ann Kanter
517A 19th St., Sacramento, CA 95811 Ph: (916) 443-6918
Web address: Kanter & Romo Immigration Law Office, PC

Considering a partnership as a legal entity?

There are different legal entity options available if you are ready to own and operate your business.  The decision about the right entity to choose is not only dependent on the legal protections available to you but also the tax consequences.  This short video explains the option of a partnership.



    5150 Fair Oaks Blvd, #101-198
    Carmichael, CA, 95608-5788


    Phone: (916) 570-2674
    Fax: (916) 473-8655


    Buying or selling a business is a complex process – and you shouldn’t go through it alone. You need an experienced business broker to guide you through the process.

    We make buying and selling businesses simple and straightforward. We’re qualified to handle the most complicated aspects on behalf of our clients, ensuring you walk away satisfied.