YAHNIAN LAW CORPORATION has represented a substantial number of persons and entities in the sale and purchase of business assets, corporate stock, LLC, and Partnership interests. This includes but is not limited to, Manufacturing, Ag Businesses, Building Contractors, Retail, Wholesale, professional practices such as Physicians, Dentists, Lawyers, and CPAs, and other types of businesses.
As an Attorney and a CPA, with a CFP, an LLM in Taxation (NYU) and a Certificate in Taxation (UCLA), and further, as a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Taxation, Steve Yahnian is particularly suited for and experienced in the representation of Sellers and Buyers of businesses and professional practices. In particular, Mr. Yahnian specializes in the sales and purchases of closely held businesses and professional practices.
As you can imagine there are wide array of legal, tax and accounting issues when business sellers and buyers negotiate. Sometimes the sale and purchase of a corporate business or corporate stock, where two or more corporations are involved, which either combine into one corporation, or where one acquires the stock or assets of the other, is classified as a ‘merger and acquisition’.
Business Sales and Purchases/Mergers & Acquisitions
Mr. Yahnian has also developed a subspecialty representing clients in Business Sales and Purchases as well as Mergers & Acquisitions.
In particular, he has developed and possesses expertise in the sale and acquisition of small to mid-sized businesses, combinations, joint ventures, tax free reorganizations and tax free corporate and LLC/Partnership separations.
He has nearly 40 years of experience representing businesses, corporate executives and professionals in those matters, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He has developed particular skill in analytical frameworks applying real-world strategies and solutions to key processes and techniques involving business sales, purchases, separations and combinations.
Key skills and knowledge he possesses include M&A, accounting foundations and applications, legal constraints, tax implications, business valuation techniques, estate planning, business planning, asset protection planning, and M&A risk management.
He plans and designs sale and purchase structures, evaluates proposed structures, and executes business mergers and acquisitions through planning and preparation of legal documents. Tax minimization planning is a major focus of the planning process. As both an Attorney and a CPA, Mr. Yahnian is uniquely positioned to provide business and tax services related to these matters.
He is often lead counsel and/or participates in putting deals together, strategizing to minimize overpayment of taxes and gaining the edge for his clients in business transactions. He focuses on increasing the chances for success in business transfers and combinations for his clients. To do this, Mr. Yahnian brings all of his legal, accounting, financial and business experience and skills to solve problems, and in the planning and implementing of what his clients want to achieve.