Burgess Thomson Lawyers

Asset Sale Agreements

Business & Commercial

Ensuring Your Transactions are Safe and Secure

The sale of an asset, whether tangible like a piece of machinery or intangible such as intellectual property, is a significant transaction that requires meticulous legal oversight.

An asset sale agreement is a critical document that outlines the terms and conditions of the sale of assets from a seller to a buyer.

At Burgess Thomson, we understand the nuances and complexities involved in these types of commercial and business agreements. Our dedicated team ensures that your asset sale agreements are comprehensive, legally binding, and reflective of the agreed terms.


How Burgess Thomson Can Help with Asset Sale Agreements

Tailored Agreement Drafting

Burgess Thomson’s approach to asset sale agreements is bespoke. We believe that no two transactions are the same, and as such, each contract we draft is uniquely tailored to the specifics of your asset and the sale conditions.

Comprehensive Legal Review

We conduct thorough legal reviews to protect your interests. This includes clarifying the ownership of the asset, ensuring clear terms of sale, and safeguarding against any future disputes.

Risk Mitigation

Our team identifies potential risks in asset sales and advises on the best ways to mitigate them. This proactive approach is crucial in preventing costly legal issues down the line.

Post-Sale Support

Our service doesn’t end with the sale. We provide post-sale support to address any issues that may arise, ensuring a smooth transition and ongoing peace of mind.

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Why Choose Burgess Thomson for Advice on Asset Sale Agreements

  • Expert Guidance: With years of experience, our team provides expert guidance on every aspect of your asset sale.
  • Attention to Detail: We are meticulous in our attention to detail, ensuring that every clause in your agreement serves your best interests.
  • Customised Contracts: Our asset sale agreements are custom-drafted to reflect the unique aspects of your transaction.
  • Protection of Interests: We focus on protecting your interests, both present and future, throughout the sale process.
  • Clear Communication: We believe in clear, jargon-free communication, making complex legal terms understandable.
  • Reputation for Excellence: Our firm has a strong reputation for excellence in legal services, providing confidence and trust in our advice.
  • Client-Centric Approach: Your goals are our priority, and we work tirelessly to ensure they are achieved in the agreement.
  • Legal Precision: We offer precision in legal drafting, ensuring that all contractual elements are accurate and enforceable.


An asset sale can be a strategic move for your business, but it’s important to differentiate it from a business sale. You may choose to sell all your assets yet retain the business entity itself. This distinction is critical and must be clearly documented to avoid any confusion or legal complications.

Burgess Thomson is adept at handling such nuanced transactions. We ensure that the asset sale is documented correctly, reflecting the agreement between you and the purchaser, and that the sale is in line with all applicable laws and regulations. Our experience and attention to detail mean that we understand the importance of each term in the contract, from payment terms to warranties and indemnities.

Whether you’re selling a single asset or a portfolio, tangible or intangible, Burgess Thomson has the expertise to facilitate a smooth, legally sound transaction. Contact us today to discuss how we can assist you with your asset sale agreement and safeguard your commercial interests.


Generally, asset sales involve you listing one or more specific items for sale, and an interested purchaser reaching out to you with an interest in purchasing. After the interest is established, they may seek to negotiate certain details regarding the sale. Say you are selling 5 photocopiers for $2,000.00, the purchaser may offer you $1,200.00 for 4 photocopiers. You may seek to negotiate the price, number of assets included in the sale or other terms of the agreement.

Other considerations at this stage include providing warranties regarding the condition of the asset or providing evidence that the asset is free from debts or claims. Therefore, you may have to provide additional documentation to evidence the state of the assets.

Once the parties have negotiated the key terms of the agreement, generally a Heads of Agreement will be prepared. One important aspect of the Heads of Agreement to note is whether this agreement is binding or not. This will be reflected in the language of the agreement.

After the Heads of Agreement is prepared the next step is for a lawyer to draft a binding agreement in the form of a Contract for sale. As the Contract is binding, it is important that your lawyer explain the terms to you, so you understand any obligations or responsibilities imposed on you by the agreement.

It is best to consult an accountant regarding the tax implications of your sale. But it is important to be aware that the sale may have tax implications for you, such as capital gains tax.

This is where you sell an asset at lower than market value to obtain cash quickly. This may be considered by persons operating businesses who have a deadline to pay a debt coming up and need to liquidate an asset to have the funds available to pay it.

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