Regarding the email from “Anon” [Nov 8 2014 article] who was purchasing an alarm company and had apparently prepared his own “simple agreement.”   Early in my career (over 30 years ago) a wise mentor told me “You don’t know what you don’t know.”  Very profound advice.  Any experienced  alarm company owner will relate to you horror stories of DIY or improperly installed fire systems that they have encountered over the years.  Why would an experienced business person try to “DIY” an alarm company purchase?
Mitch Reitman
S.I.C. Consulting, Inc.
Fort Worth, TX 76133
    I don't know why, but I am so glad they do.  Helps maintain my Litigation Department's bottom line, year after year.  
    I often hear how the deal is "really small" so they think they can handle it themselves.  "Do I have some form I can send them ...  preferrably for free?"  I often respond by saying, "So I guess you won't care if you end up getting screwed and lose either the purchase price [if you're the seller] or the bargained for deal [if you're the buyer]."  They care, always.  
    This is a relatively small industry for most of us.  Unless your deal warrants $50,000 to $100,000 or more in legal fees to handle the contract, related closing issues and the closing, you'd be foolish to engage counsel unfamiliar with this industry.  And by familiar I don't mean you sold them an alarm or they are related to you and shot the shit with you over the years about your business.  There are a number of "industry attorneys"; make sure you engage the right one for you. 
    We've got you covered at Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum [Alarm Acquisitions / Sale Department], Between me, Jennnifer Kirschenbaum,Esq, Jesse Kirschenbaum,Esq and Dennis Stern,Esq we have the personality that suits you and your deal, the necessary expertise and economical rates.  And, we can back it up with our litigation department if necessary.  

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