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Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik
505 King St. Suite 300 La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
Initial Consultation 608-519-4788
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Advising Clients When It's Time to Buy or Sell a Business in La Crosse and the Surrounding Areas

Dedicated support for the sale and purchase of commercial ventures

At Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, our established business transaction lawyers help corporate and business clients in Wisconsin and Minnesota navigate the many issues that arise when purchasing or selling a business.

Buying or selling a business is an endeavor filled with promise and potential pitfalls.  Achieving a positive result requires due diligence to investigation and preparation.   Our dedicated La Crosse business attorneys will go through every necessary step prior to a purchase or sale, including:

  • Lien searches
  • Gathering up-to-date tax information
  • Investigation of any debts owed to vendors
  • Permit and license applications
  • Drafting of all contracts and documents

Offering comprehensive services

Our experienced counsel can assist you from start to finish.  The attorneys at Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik will draft purchase agreements that achieve your goals and limit your risk.  Our business law attorneys recognize that contract language in a purchase or sale agreement, including provisions related to closing conditions, warranty, indemnification, liability, and financial issues, can be complex.  We provide counsel to help you understand the provisions at play so that you can evaluate the benefits and risks of moving forward.  Our goal is to facilitate a process in which the sale or purchase of a business is thoroughly considered, fully investigated and competently negotiated.  

Having legal representation prior to a sale or purchase is much less expensive than having to go through business litigation after a sale or purchase has been completed. Our dedicated Wisconsin law firm will ensure that things are done right the first time so you get what they expect out of the deal, including the following:

  • Stock purchase agreements
  • Asset purchase agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Personal financial statements
  • Tax returns and recent tax information
  • Licenses and permits
  • Insurance policies



Contact our experienced team when buying or selling a business in La Crosse or the surrounding areas

The business lawyers at Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik represent clients in the sale and purchase of large and small businesses in a variety of industries. Contact us online or call us at 608-519-4788.