Advising Ohio Businesses in Purchases, Sales and Mergers

Ziegler Metzger advises closely held corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and sole proprietorships about the best ways to take full advantage of the opportunities presented by business purchases, joint ventures, mergers, sales or divestitures.

From our Ohio offices in Cleveland and Painesville, we advise clients in real estate, manufacturing, high tech, professional practices, retail and other industries at every stage of a transaction from the initial feelers and letter of intent through nondisclosure agreements, negotiation of terms, due diligence, financing and closing. The specific services we perform will depend on the scale and complexity of the deal, whether your company is buying or selling, and your particular objectives after divestiture or acquisition.

We have more than 60 years of experience, and we will use all of that experience to provide efficient, smart representation in all aspects of transactional representation.

If buying, we will protect our client from unanticipated risk on matters ranging from asset valuation to employment or regulatory liability through careful investigation of the business under consideration. We can also structure the financing details to reflect accurate cash flow projections and realistic credit terms.

If selling, we will help identify your options for maximizing the return on your investment while meeting other essential goals. Some sellers wish to maintain a continuing relationship with the business as an executive or consultant for a defined period, while others will need to protect their range of options within the terms of a noncompetition agreement. No matter what our clients' exit goals might involve, our lawyers understand the importance of careful attention to accurate disclosures, sensible financing terms and practical remedies in the event of a buyer's default.

Discuss Your Business Deal With Experienced Ohio Business Transaction Lawyers

Ziegler Metzger also advises business clients about mergers, franchise opportunities, joint ventures and other significant changes in the current structure of your company. For additional information, call 216-273-6726 or contact us online in Cleveland or Painesville.