Smooth transition. Optimized Sale.

You can:

  • Make more on your business sale
  • Save 10s of $1,000s extra in costs

We help you sell faster, smoother, and for more.

Benefits of Your Business Selling Package


Increase Curb Appeal

We help you make a plan for your business sale 3 to 12 months out. You get an action plan to make your business attractive to the right buyer, pro tips from our team, and advice along the way. Just like selling a house, your business should have curb appeal to increase it’s sale price.


Maintain Profits

We help you sell your business without telling those who don’t need to know. This is maintains the business’s value throughout the sales process. If the wrong people find out you’re selling, you could lose the sale. We help you maintain your profits through confidentiality and sell your business.


Find a Buyer

Finding the right buyer is important. Whether you’re retiring and want the business to continue or you’re moving on to new business aspirations, finding a buyer without letting the wrong people know can be a challenge. We help you find the right buyer for your business.


Get Clear on the Process

Surge gives you a clear and simple business selling process. Step-by-step instructions and services from our team of business experts help you stay compliant, increase your sale price, and smoothly transition ownership. We value open communication.


Secure Legal Contracts

The process is as thorough as it is simple. We carefully review contracts you for you to make sure there’s no surprises. You don’t have the read the fine print. We also draft all the documents you need including a letter of intent (LOI), non-disclosure agreement (NDA), and any other forms needed.

smooth transition. optimized sale.

  • Business abandonment – Vendors, customers, or employees may find out about the sale and leave the business. This lower’s your business’s value and could cause sale failure.
  • Underrepresented value – If the value of the business, like profit history and valuation worth, is not presented it can mean missed opportunity for an increased sale price
  • Wrong financing choices – If you don’t choosing the right financing options, you might lose buyers and end up with massive tax bills
  • Incomplete buyer financing – The buyer may not be able to complete the financing
  • Unforeseen liabilities problems – Unpaid taxes, binding contracts, and liens on your business, if not dealt with will cause problems in the sale process
  • Extra costs – Sometimes, there are fees you will be expected to pay if you don’t follow proper procedures. For example, some loans require pre-payment penalties if paid off early.
  • Surprise burdens – A bad purchase agreements could put surprise burdens on the seller

Sell your business smoothly with a team of business and legal experts on your side.

We’ve got your back!

Optimize the sale

Curb appeal Prep = Increased cash

  • Benefit: If you make your business attractive before selling, it could mean 2, 3, 4 times the return when you do sell.
  • Challenges of Struggling and Healthy Businesses: 1) Solving the problems of a struggling business before the sale may be challenging. 2) A business may be healthy and profitable, but still have room for increased profits. These could be difficult to catch, but make a big difference in sale price.
  1. No matter what kind of business you have, we help you increase curb appeal and attract a higher-paying buyer.
  2. If you’re selling a struggling business, we help you evaluate and optimize your assets and liabilities.
  3. If you’re selling a healthy business, we suggest ways to increase value in ways that you may not have thought of. These often include positioning IP assets, documenting your procedures and operations, and organizing your profits in a way that is clear, simple, and attractive to a buyer.

Sale Process done right = Increased ease

  • Benefit: A sale process done right means you get a faster sale and a smoother ownership transition. It also means you avoid endless back and forth communication, unclear expectations, lost profits, and a failed business sale.
  • Challenge: 1) If the wrong people learn about the business sale, profits may be lost and the deal may fail. 2) What and when information should be shared with the prospective buyer is important. If you do it wrong, it could end the sale. 3) Contracts must be well documented and reviewed to secure the sale. You need to know what you’re signing, and you need to keep it legal.
  1. We help you keep only those who need to know, in the know.
  2. We give you a step-by-step advice for when and how to share business info with the prospective buyer.
  3. We review and draft all your contracts thoroughly. You won’t wonder what’s in the fine print.

All inclusive business Selling package

Here’s what’s included:

  1. 50 point checklist to make sure that everything is done properly
  2. Organize your business to attract a buyer
  3. Review financing options to see what is best for you
  4. Negotiation for the best deal
  5. A Letter of Intent (LOI) drafting to lock in the negotiated terms
  6. Purchase agreement drafting or reviewing to finalize the deal
  7. Handing the closing which could include paying off loans, transferring real estate, etc.

Business Owners Love Our Service

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Rob FisherRob Fisher
18:22 05 May 24
Van NguyenVan Nguyen
22:50 29 Apr 24
I had never had any experience as a business owner before. There were many worries and concerns when making the decision to buy a business. I came to Surge Business Law Firm just because I read good reviews from others and hoped this law firm could really help me/us. After our initial consultation, my partners and I decided to choose Surge Business Law Firm to help us set up our business and guide us through the purchasing process. Matt and Jacqueline did tremendous work to help us overcome the obstacles we faced. They were very proactive on checking for any harm to our business and finding ways to protect our business. Matt and Jacqueline had guided us through every small step to resolve all legal issues from the beginning process until closing. If you are new to setting up your business or need a legal assistant for your business, I would recommend Surge Business Law Firm to you. Like us, you can feel secure when choosing Surge Business Law Firm. They are also very friendly, responsive and fun to work with 🙂
Minh Hoàng PhạmMinh Hoàng Phạm
21:46 29 Feb 24
Mattew is one of the best that I have met . He took care of my LLX set up very easy.
Stephanie JohnsonStephanie Johnson
01:02 24 Feb 24
As a lawyer myself, I never thought I’d say this, but even lawyers need a good lawyer. Especially when it comes to the wild world of tech startups. That’s where Matt Nuzum comes in.I was drowning in legal complexities and bad code, trying to salvage my legal tech startup. Developers had taken advantage, I’d lost money, and my dream seemed lost. But then I found Matt.He’s not just a lawyer; he’s a tech-savvy lawyer. He understood my situation, spoke my language (both legal and tech!), and offered clear, actionable advice. He didn’t just tell me what I couldn’t do; he helped me find a way forward.His guidance was invaluable. Matt wasn’t just professional, he was genuinely invested in my success. He took the time to understand my goals, my challenges, and my anxieties. He made me feel heard and supported, which is priceless in the chaotic world of startups.So, if you’re a lawyer, entrepreneur, or anyone navigating the intersection of technology and business, do yourself a favor and call Matt Nuzum. You won’t regret it!
Christy SchlothauerChristy Schlothauer
13:52 22 Feb 24
Brett RobertsBrett Roberts
22:52 20 Feb 24
Highly recommend Matt and the rest of the team. Consice, prompt and professional all the way. You won’t be disappointed contacting them.
Joshua WilkeJoshua Wilke
20:48 18 Jan 24
I am new to realestate investing and had never talked to a lawyer before. Matt was very approchable and extremely helpful with a resent eviction we had to do. He was very generous with his time and knowledge. I would highly recommmend Matt.
Andrea StewartAndrea Stewart
14:47 13 Jan 24
Aaron PieperAaron Pieper
03:13 13 Jan 24
Responsive, servant-hearted attorney!
Isaiah WrightIsaiah Wright
00:04 13 Jan 24
Michael KlenkMichael Klenk
19:05 13 Dec 23
Matt set up LLCs for our rental properties – from the initial planning meeting full of our questions to getting the final docs, it couldn’t have been easier. Good communication, fair pieces, expert help. He’s now our go-to for everything legal for our rental jbusiness. Thanks Matt!
Dean StephensonDean Stephenson
15:09 11 Oct 23
Matt listens well and communicates well. He gets on your level and breaks things down to help you understand. He truly wants to help your business succeed.
Elena GurevichElena Gurevich
15:50 18 Mar 23
Matthew is extremely knowledgeable and professional. I had the pleasure of working with him on some business questions and he took the time to explain everything in detail making sure I understood everything before we moved forward. I would highly recommend Matthew to anyone looking for a great attorney.
Crystal UnderwoodCrystal Underwood
23:53 30 Jan 23
I’m not even under contract (yet) and Matt has been absolutely AMAZING! He has taken the time to take phone calls, offer guidance, and follows up at just the right times. I can’t say enough fantastic things about Matt and his service. We are beyond thankful and feel at ease knowing Matt is caring for us and our small business.

Why you should choose Surge?

Can’t afford a full payment?

We making it easy. If you can’t afford a full payment, no problem. Get on a payment plan.

What others aren’t telling you

Other attorneys aren’t telling you about their pricing right up front. They may give hourly pricing, but there’s no guarantee how much you’ll be spending. Surge is different.

Clear and Simple pricing

Business Selling Package

0.85% of the transaction value with an $1,800 minimum

We can move fast

We’re ready to help you close this deal, and kickoff your business goals sooner.

We help you save money

You could save tens of 1,000s of dollars if you contact us early. For example, we’d advise that if you’re selling to an employee, you don’t need to spend $10 to $15 thousand on a broker. We help you sell your business without spending more.

We increase your business’ value

Surge helps you add value to your business by identifying and optimizing its assets and liabilities. You’ll increase your curb appeal and business value with our team at Surge.

We give you expert Referrals

We want your sale to happen, so we’ve built a great referral system. We make relationships with experts that can help sellers.

Other attorneys aren’t always giving you clear and simple pricing. They may give hourly pricing, but there’s no guarantee how much you’ll be spending. Surge is different. We give you flat-rate attorney pricing so that you know much you’ll be spending from the start.


Do you have another questions? Contact us! We want to help you sell your business.

It can take as little as a few months to sell a business. The Surge team gives you professional, experienced service to help you reach your goal faster. We are easy to work with.

Surge charges 0.85% of the transaction value with a $1,800 minimum. That means $1,800 is our minimum fee. For example, if a deal under about $200k we charge the minimum. For deals over that, we charge 0.85%.

Surge Business Law gives you a lot of benefits:

  • You avoid mistakes
  • You get improved business value
  • You get expert referrals
  • You save on unnecessary expenses
  • You can find a buyer without telling those who don’t need to know
  • You get all the documents you need professionally drafted
  • You have thorough contract review
  • You sell faster
  • You get clear and simple pricing
  • You get step-by-step guidance through the whole process
  • You work with a friendly team of experts who want you to succeed.

And so much more…

Seller financing can be a great way to reduce your tax burden and find additional buyers. But be sure to have solid legal agreements to avoid lawsuits and guarantee you get paid.

Selling your business to an employee is an excellent strategy. It allows a smooth transition which can greatly decrease tax burden. Also, selling to an employee helps the business avoid losing reputation among customers and in the community.

Business owners who want to sell their business with as little stress as possible have a business focused legal team on their side. Let us help you optimize your business for sale and smoothly transition ownership.

Smooth transition. optimized Sale.