Exiting a business or bringing a venture to a close is not something that is often thought about in advance. However, having carefully prepared plans and considering the important questions well beforehand will remove many of the uncertainties and can considerably speed up the process as well as reducing the stress involved.
One of the biggest concerns for anyone exiting a business venture is tax. We can help to structure and time deals to take maximum advantage of the available tax reliefs. Often substantially reducing and in some cases negating altogether your tax liability.
We can provide expert advice whether you operate as a company, partnership or sole trader on all areas including:
This is often the easiest and most tax efficient way to exit a business as it often benefits from a number of reliefs especially if you will be putting those funds into a new business venture.
We can advise whether you will be able to take advantage of the very favourable 10% tax rate known as “Entrepreneurs Relief”.
Whether your reasons for bringing a business venture to a close are amicable or less so, we can help by advising you on the necessary procedures and will act to safeguard your individual interests. We can also take action to deal with defaulting or dissident parties to protect the interests of all participants.
Sometimes it is necessary to sell off assets or departments that are no longer part of the future strategy of the business. Barrett & Co is able to offer a complete service advising on all necessary Commercial, Property and Employment Law aspects of the transaction.
Our Commercial Property department offers a comprehensive service from acquisitions and disposals of freehold and leasehold properties to contract and lease negotiations and infrastructure and planning agreements. The department acts for a wide range of clients, from high street businesses to multinational companies and predominantly for the private sector.
The team often works closely with our specialist employment and litigation Partner Justin Sadler, for further information on these particular issues please visit our Employment Law (for businesses) page or email Justin at [email protected]
By properly utilising the business’s Articles of Association, Shareholder agreements or Partnership agreements it is possible to incorporate viable exit routes into the business and protect shareholders, directors, partners and key personnel by utilising the most appropriate insurance products. However far down the road your business is, we are confident that we can assist you.
It is important to get expert advice at the start of the winding up process to ensure that all aspects are considered and all loose ends will be tied off. So that when you move on you can be confident that nothing will be coming back to haunt you.
We have a wealth of experience from dealing with both commercial and personal insolvency matters; we also have excellent relationships with some of the best insolvency practitioners in the area. As with many things, the earlier an actual or potential insolvency issue is addressed the better the potential outcome will be. For more information please visit our Insolvency page.
Our Property and Commercial Department is headed by Martin Reynolds an experienced commercial solicitor with a background in commercial dispute resolution and insolvency law. To contact Martin and his team; call 0118 958 9711 or email [email protected].