Welcome to Monshaugen & Van Huff, P.C., Your Texas Business and TABC Permit Experts.

We pride ourselves on being the premier law firm in Texas specializing in the purchase, sale, and operation of businesses with Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) permits. With years of experience and deep knowledge of the industry, our dedicated legal team is committed to providing personalized service and expert guidance to our clients.

Whether you are looking to acquire or sell a business with a TABC permit or need assistance navigating the complexities of Texas alcohol laws, our experienced attorneys are here to guide you through every step of the process.

Purchase, sale, and operation of businesses with Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) permits

Our Services

Business Purchase and Sale

Our legal experts will work closely with you to navigate the intricacies of purchasing or selling a business with a TABC permit. We provide comprehensive assistance, from conducting due diligence and negotiating the terms to finalizing the transaction.

TABC Permitting and Compliance

Our firm specializes in obtaining and maintaining TABC permits for businesses, ensuring full compliance with state and local regulations. Our team will help you secure the appropriate permits, manage renewals, and address any compliance issues.

Licensing and Regulatory Matters

We assist clients in obtaining and maintaining the necessary licenses for their businesses, including Texas alcohol license, food permits, and health permits. We also provide guidance on regulatory issues and represent clients in administrative hearings.

Contract Drafting and Review

Our attorneys have extensive experience in drafting and reviewing contracts related to the purchase, sale, and operation of businesses with TABC permits. We provide practical advice and ensure that our clients’ interests are protected.

Dispute Resolution and Litigation

When disputes arise, our skilled litigators are prepared to represent clients in negotiations, mediation, arbitration, and courtroom litigation. We strive to resolve disputes efficiently and effectively.

Why Choose Us?

Unparalleled Experience

With years of experience in the industry, our attorneys possess in-depth knowledge of the TABC permitting process, Texas alcohol laws, and the unique challenges faced by businesses in this sector.

Personalized Service

We believe in providing personalized service to every client, tailoring our legal solutions to meet your individual needs and goals.

Proven Results

Our track record of success speaks for itself. We have helped countless clients in Texas successfully purchase, sell, and operate businesses with TABC permits.

Client Satisfaction

Your success is our success. We are dedicated to building long-lasting relationships with our clients by providing exceptional service and support.

Contact Us Today

We are committed to providing the highest level of service and expertise to help you achieve your goals. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys and discover how we can assist you with your Texas business and TABC permit needs.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Purchase and Sale of a Business

What is the primary difference between a stock transfer and an asset transfer in the context of purchasing or selling a business?

A stock transfer involves the sale or purchase of a business’s ownership interests, such as shares in a corporation or membership interests in an LLC. In contrast, an asset transfer focuses on the sale or purchase of specific business assets, such as equipment, inventory, and intellectual property, rather than ownership interests in the business entity itself.

Are there tax implications associated with stock transfers and asset transfers?

Yes, tax implications differ between stock and asset transfers. In a stock transfer, the selling party generally pays capital gains tax on the difference between the purchase price and their cost basis in the shares. In an asset transfer, both the buyer and seller may have tax consequences, as the seller may be subject to capital gains tax, and the buyer may need to allocate the purchase price among the acquired assets for depreciation purposes.

How do liabilities factor into a stock transfer versus an asset transfer?

In a stock transfer, the buyer assumes the liabilities of the business along with its assets, as they are acquiring the ownership interests in the entity itself. In an asset transfer, the buyer can choose to exclude specific liabilities from the transaction, assuming only the liabilities they agree to in the purchase agreement.

Are there any advantages to choosing a stock transfer over an asset transfer?

A stock transfer may offer certain advantages, such as simplicity and speed, as it involves fewer steps and negotiations than an asset transfer. Additionally, a stock transfer may be more beneficial for the seller from a tax standpoint, as the seller typically pays capital gains tax on the sale of ownership interests.

What are the primary benefits of an asset transfer over a stock transfer?

An asset transfer offers the buyer more flexibility in choosing which assets and liabilities they want to acquire. This allows the buyer to exclude unwanted liabilities and minimize potential risks. Additionally, an asset transfer provides the opportunity to allocate the purchase price among acquired assets, which can lead to tax benefits for the buyer.

Are there any regulatory or compliance considerations that impact the choice between a stock transfer and an asset transfer?

Yes, certain industries and businesses may be subject to regulatory approvals or licensing requirements that could impact the choice between a stock transfer and an asset transfer. For instance, a stock transfer in a regulated industry might require additional approvals, whereas an asset transfer could avoid certain regulatory hurdles. It is essential to consult with an attorney experienced in the specific industry to determine the best course of action.

How do contractual agreements with third parties, such as suppliers and customers, factor into the decision between a stock transfer and an asset transfer?

In a stock transfer, existing contracts usually remain in place, as the business entity itself is being transferred. However, in an asset transfer, contractual agreements may need to be renegotiated or assigned, as the buyer is purchasing specific assets rather than the entity. It is important to review existing contracts and consider any potential assignment or change of control provisions when deciding between a stock transfer and an asset transfer.