Purchasing a business is unlike most anything else a person buys in life. Items such as houses, cars, groceries, even cable or satellite TV, have elements with which most all people are familiar. Businesses are different because there is much that goes on invisibly and unperceivably to a potential buyer. As such, the buyer must perform due diligence in order to make sure he or she is getting what is represented.
In this course, Dr. Bart A. Basi covers the basics of acquiring a business. He discusses the importance of due diligence and all the categories that must be examined. This includes legal analysis, financial analysis, and operational analysis. The end result of taking this course will be a better understanding of all the work that goes into a business acquisition, and an appreciation for the level of analysis and research that is necessary.
I. Gain a fundamental understanding of acquiring a business
II. Analyze the important categories including:
Dr. Basi is a specialist in the areas of business succession, business valuation, mergers and acquisitions, retirement and estate planning, strategic planning, and tax aspects of business decisions for closely held and family businesses. He speaks nationwide, writes, and researches on all of these areas. He has written five loose-leaf bound books, over 300 articles, and has worked with hundreds of businesses and associations. Journals that have published Dr. Basi’s work include Money Matters, The American Journal of Small Business, the Journal of Family Law, The Journal of Estate Planning, The Tax Lawyer, Small Business Taxation, Taxation for Individuals, Taxation for Accountants, Taxation for Lawyers, The CPA Journal and The Tax Executive.
Dr. Basi is the author of “The Tax Report,” a bi-monthly report on income and estate tax matters for closely-held businesses, “Accounting and Taxes,” a monthly column distributed to individuals and trade journals, and the “Tax Tip,” a monthly tax advisory for the closely-held and family business.
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One of the best presenters
Dr. Basi provides a good comprehensive overview of due diligence in a transaction to buy or sell a business
Well presented and very informative.
Extremely useful material.
Excellent presentation by Dr. Basi. He is very knowledgeable and easy to follow.
Excellent presentation. Very clear and concise.
That was a really good lecture
Dr. Basi was great. I hope he continues teaching more courses. I'm planning to watch all of his lectures.
This program has an incredible amount of useful information. It is one of the best programs I have watched on lawline.
Excellent instructor - great summaries and anecdotes.
Good outline of important issues
Knowledgeable speaker! Great program.
Another great one.
Dr.Basi is a fantastic presenter and has a wealth of useful information. Please offer more courses from him and his team!!!
Dr. Basi is by far the best presenter that I've seen in the Lawline seminars.
Very good presentation. You can tell the presenter had a long background lecturing as an academic. Good beginning overview of a complex topic.
Dr. Basi's programs are terrific!
Great presenter! Probably the best I've heard through Lawline.
Dr. Basi gives excellent understanding as to the why's and wherefores of the areas of investigation
Very good materials.
Outstanding course. Very thorough and informative.
Very good faculty presenter.
Dr. Basi is the best!
One of your best presenters
excellent step by step process...
Basi is always thorough.
this presenter was one of the best I've seen.
excellent instructor, first class
Dr. Basi is great!
The information presented in the course will be very useful in transactions I am working on. Thank you for a very thorough job well done.
Excellent pace, knowledgeable presenter
Very helpful presentation.
Dr. Basi is excellent! I would take whatever course he is teaching.
Indispensable information; clear and concise.
best presentation I've listened to
Hands down the best presenter on LawLine.
always like his programs
Engaging. Good point on add-backs.
Dr. Basi gives a great presentation !
Most effective speaker I've seen yet.
Good speaker, easy to listen to.
I'm a big fan of this guy --- he's extremely good at what he does!
Great speaker, as always!
Great refresher course Helps refocus on the big picture
Very well done.
lots of good practical information.
Basi is one of your best presenters
first rate program