Due Diligence Checklist

Gutwein Law can help your business through all aspects of the sale or purchase whether you are looking to grow your business by acquiring a competitor, start a business by buying an existing company, or sell your business.  Due diligence is one of the initial stages in the process where the buyer conducts an in-depth investigation of the business being acquired. Clients, attorneys, accountants, and sometimes other professionals are involved on both sides.

Due diligence is an important phase whether you are a buyer or a seller.  Through due diligence, the buyer becomes familiar with the company to evaluate the value given the assets and liabilities. Also, the buyer can determine whether certain conditions are needed to closing, such as releasing liens or obtaining third party consents.  The objective for both sides is to identify all of the potential issues and liabilities associated with the acquisition or merger and to adequately address them in the definitive agreement.  

Our Due Diligence Checklist describes areas of investigation and documents that should be reviewed in the due diligence process. During the due diligence phase of an acquisition, we can assist buyers by preparing a due diligence memorandum containing an analysis of the target company in the areas addressed in our Due Diligence Checklist. For sellers, we can gather and respond to due diligence requests as well as obtain and track requested information from the government and other third parties.

Download the checklist we have created which outlines the important aspects of the due diligence process.  If you have questions regarding this checklist or about mergers and acquisitions in genereal, please contact one of our experienced attorneys.

Download our due diligence checklist