Buying or Selling a Maryland Business – Employment Agreements

The sixth article in a series on the purchase and sale of a Maryland business. In this article I address business sale issues relating to employment agreements and related documents, including confidentiality and non-compete clauses.

A business transfer’s success or failure often depends upon retaining the company’s employees and their knowledge of the business.  Many times, a company’s most valuable employee is its soon-to-be former owner.  Further, the buyer must consider the company’s obligations to the employees and consider whether employee departures could harm the company.  Of course, the seller showing confidential company information to prospective buyers has concerns as well. Continue reading “Buying or Selling a Maryland Business – Employment Agreements”