Starting at $2,500.00-$5,000.00* – M&A structure is the method that is used to acquire another business. There are three basic structures: (1) Asset Acquisition: the buyer buys the assets of the business; (2) Stock Purchase: the buyer buys the stock of the business; and (3) Merger: the buyer merges or “combines” with the business. *Starting amount is to be determined based on client’s needs and the anticipated workload, necessary legal entanglement, negotiations, and expenses. Generally, it may cost $5,000.00-$10,000.00 for selling a small retail establishment, restaurant or bar in a major US legal market, to $10,000.00-$40,000.00 for a small startup business with a few investors and employees, to $100,000.00-$200,000.00 for a late stage startup business buying another. For more complex matters, a specific written attorney-client agreement with a negotiated attorney fee is required.