Understanding the legal issues of buying a business is key to making sure you don’t get burned.  You and your advisors will need to investigate:


  • Are there any law suits outstanding?
  • What Occupational Health and Safety, W.C.B., environmental and other regulatory requirements must be met and are they currently being met?
  • Are all other registration requirements and regulations being met?
  • Are all local zoning requirements being met?
  • Review the articles of incorporation, minute books, by-laws, and/or partnership agreements.
  • Is the business a franchise? If so, review the franchise agreement. Understand your obligations and rights. 


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