Meeting with a Lawyer: Selling Your Business

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Being thoroughly prepared before meeting with your attorneyin all instances will save you time and money. If you are selling your business, the following is a list ofquestions you should answer prior to meeting with your attorney. This list is not meant to beexhaustive; you should always provide your attorney with any additionalinformation you think is relevant.

Legal Name of Company:

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Location of Company Headquarters:

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Mailing Address (if different):

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Addresses for Other Locations:

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Telephone Number:

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E-mail Address:

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Date Started Business:

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Legal Status of Your Company (corporation, partnership, sole proprietor, other):

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Number of Partners (if partnership):

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Number of shareholders(if corporation):

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Number of members(if limited liability):

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Trade or Assumed Name:

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Federal Tax IdentificationNumber:

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State Tax Identification Number:

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If your Company is a corporation,list:

Number of sharesof preferred stock:

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Numberof shares of common stock:

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Is your Company publicly held?

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If publicly held, what is your

SEC File number?

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Name, address, account number offinancial institution(s) where your companymaintains accounts:

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List the amount of insurance onany real property owned by yourcompany:

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Name of applicable agent:

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List the amount of insurance onany personal property owned by yourcompany:

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Name of applicable agent:

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Give a brief description of yourCompany's business:

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Name, address, state, zip, phonenumber for Company accountant:

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Next Steps

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