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Importance of Having an Attorney When Selling or Buying a Business

Importance of Having an Attorney When Selling or Buying a Business

M. Blen Gee Jr.


Business attorneys have a breadth of knowledge that we as business owners can use to our advantage. However, it’s important to make sure you have the right attorney on your team before you sell your business. Whether you own your own privately held company or a franchise, you need to know who to talk to and what questions to ask to find a lawyer who will have your best interests at heart. M. Blen Gee Jr. is a business lawyer specializing in commercial law, contracts, corporate law, business litigation and mergers & acquisitions. He has helped hundreds of business owners, and agreed to share some of his legal tips with you on this edition of “Deal Talk.”

Guest Profile

Nature of Practice: Areas of concentration include business and corporate law; contract drafting and review, including executive level employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, software licensing and distribution agreements; business litigation, including arbitration, trials, appellate and administrative law; insurance insolvency; sale and acquisition of businesses. Certified mediator.

Education: University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D. with Honors, May 1981, Articles Editor, North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulations, 1980-81, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, A.B. in English, May 1972.

Professional Status: Principal, Johnson, Hearn, Vinegar & Gee, PLLC 1982 to present, Managing Partner, 1994-2003, Admitted to North Carolina Bar, 1981; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, 1984; U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, 1988.

Significant Litigations: Craig F. Goess, et al. v. David J. Rogers, American Arbitration Association, Case No. 31 199 00158 95 (award of $1,298,000) (1996), State ex rel. Long v. Beacon Ins. Co., 103 N.C. App. 144, 404 S.E.2d 691 (1991), In re Denial of Request by Humana Hospital Corporation, Inc. for Reconsideration of Hearing for Project No. J-1561-81 Proposed Construction of Parkway Medical Center, 78 N.C. App. 637, 338 S.E. 2d 139 (1986)

Other Experience: U.S. Peace Corps, Tunisia, 1975-77. Supervisor, Carolina Components Corporation, 1973-75

Language: French fluency


A Roadmap to the Successful Sale of Your Business (152 pages)

A Roadmap to the Successful Sale of Your Business (152 pages)

You could spend a lifetime figuring out how to successfully sell your business and still end up confused or clueless. What if you can stop the guesswork and start taking action now?

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