What steps do I need to take to purchase a business name from my uncle?
Also, does your uncle intend to stay in business? If so, hell have to change the name of his company. If your uncle has trademarks or other intellectual property connected with the name, youll want to address that, too, in a written agreement.
Once you have worked out the terms, only then do you want to file any necessary papers with your states secretary of state. All the more reason to start with an attorney, who will identify in advance the issues you need to address.
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