Important Details to Include in a Standard Asset Purchase Agreement

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Our previous post detailed the importance of the contract in a Standard Asset Purchase Agreement. Wise attorneys advise business owners to create a contract outlining all the details of the agreement. The purpose of creating a contract is to make sure both the buyer and seller protect their respective rights.

But today’s post is to educate you about the importance of including certain details in a contract. These essential pieces of a contract play a crucial role in a Standard Asset Purchase Agreement.

Types of Assets?

This is something anyone planning to buy or sell a business should know. Different types of assets are valuated differently and including these types are an essential part of any contract. It is the part of a contract that contains crystal clear descriptions and disbursements of all assets mentioned in the agreement.

Intangible assets:

The list of intangible assets described in a contract are good will, names of customers, various contact information for vendors, plus anything personal being transferred. All this information is included in a Standard Asset Purchase Agreement.  It is important to discuss the valuation of these assets and how to account for them with financial professionals including a CPA with business valuation experience

Tangible assets:

The list of tangible assets could include inventory, office furniture, telephone systems, computer systems and networks, tools, fixtures, printed materials, etc. A detailed description of these is mentioned and referred to separately on an exhibit or addendum attached to the Standard Asset Purchase Agreement.  It is also important to discuss these assets with financial professionals including a CPA with business valuation experience. 

In addition to this, you might also list details about the cost of these assets, as well as the terms related to the sale in the contract.

Our next post will be focused on educating you about the importance or role of Liabilities in a contract. This key information will help you make the right decisions about buying and selling a business correctly from a legal, as well as financial, point-of-view.

If you are buying a business or selling a business, the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC would be more than happy to offer counsel. Our team is always available in Long Island, Suffolk County, Nassau County; throughout New York, and its five boroughs, to help you with your business.

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