Brian CarterBusinessSale of Corporate Stock

October 31, 2019
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Brian Carter represented the firm’s client in the sale of (i) all of the corporate stock of a local propane distributorship, and (ii) the real property upon which the business was operated, for total sale proceeds in the low to middle seven figures. The transaction was a purchase of a small company by a larger national firm, with the usual trappings of a corporation transaction of that nature (purchase sale agreement, opinion letter, corporate resolutions, schedules upon schedules). Mr. Carter’s and the firm’s representation focused on the real estate aspects of the sale but evolved/expanded to include several aspects of the corporate stock sale. The client was also represented by corporate counsel in Kansas City, with buyer operating from headquarters in Maryland. Sales of corporate stock rather than assets typically involve more extensive scrutiny and due diligence regarding the corporation’s books, records and historical performance than do asset sales, with substantially more documents and assurances and representations by the seller. Fortunately, the firm’s client had operated the business soundly, such that the due diligence resulted in few if any glitches and the sales proceeded smoothly and closed promptly and to all parties’ satisfaction.

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