Keith Lehmann

ABC Brokerage

815 Orienta Ave Ste 2020

Altamonte Springs, FL 32701


407-260-1222

Company Overview

At American Business and Commercial Brokerage, you may find that we are different than you expected as we believe in a few simple but strong principles… We will gladly listen to the clients needs and will consider the clients needs before our own. We will ask a lot of questions so that we understand you better. We will gladly educate clients about the process of brokering businesses to the extent that they desire. We will not keep you in the dark, nor over-burden you with excessive information. We will gladly cooperate with any other qualified, licensed professional capable of working on a business We will always give you straight answers to your questions. If we do not have the answer, we will try to connect you with someone who does!

Services Offered

The process of acquiring a business can be quite intimidating for the first time Buyer, and even experienced Buyers can become frustrated at times. Using the services of a professional Business Broker can result in a much smoother transaction, and should result in the acquisition of a business that the Buyer feels comfortable operating and proud to own. As transaction Brokers, we provide the following services: Confidentiality In order to review the operational and financial workings of a business for sale, the Buyer must be prepared to share personal financial information that indicate to the Seller that the Buyer has the ability to make the purchase. We treat this information in a confidential manner. Financing We work with the Buyer, and the Seller, to put together a funding package that works best for both parties. This often involves Seller financing. Search Our industry association memberships and contacts enable us to provide a wide variety of businesses for sale, and we work with the Buyer to focus on selected targets. Valuation An extensive database of sold businesses provides much needed information about the value of a business. We also know what questions to ask, and where to look for the “hidden” details. Purchase Offer We assist the Buyer in the preparation of a reasonable offer, and provide guidance during the due diligence phase. We work closely with the Buyer’s advisors (accountant, attorney, banker, etc.). Closing We're there with you, to ensure a win/win transaction. To many Buyers, owning their own business is the American dream. Call ABC Brokerage today to make your dream come true. Selling a business is as much an art as it is a science. As with any complex business transaction, professional assistance should be utilized. The professionals at ABC Brokerage can help you in many ways: Exit Strategy This is often an overlooked step, but it is vital to the successful sale of your business. Why you are selling, when you sell, what parts of your business you sell, what financial terms you offer the buyer, and what you plan to do after the sale will all have an effect on the value of your business, and how quickly it will sell. Valuation Market value is an estimate of what a buyer will pay for your business. It is determined by using industry standards, real life experience, and an extensive database of sold businesses within the region. A business priced too high will not sell or will take too long to sell, while a business priced too low will leave you with a smaller reward for your years of effort. Confidentiality It is important that the business continue to operate smoothly during the sale process. Employees, customers and competitors should not be aware of the pending sale until after the closing. Prospective Buyers have to sign a confidentiality agreement that protects your intellectual property and ensures your financial privacy. Time We take the time to find potential Buyers that are the best-suited and most qualified individuals for your kind of business. Historically, less than 10% of Prospective Buyers actually purchase a business; we screen them so you don’t have to take time away from your business for unproductive meetings. Marketing ABC Brokers create a customized marketing plan to provide maximum exposure to potential Buyers through a proven mix of advertising steps and sales techniques. Our combination of professional skills and personal service is second to none. Negotiations As Transaction Brokers, our role is to serve as facilitators in bringing the transaction to the closing table. Since we are paid only upon the successful conclusion of the sale, we endeavor to make it a win-win situation for both parties. Closing Process Getting from the purchase agreement to the closing table involves many steps, and we are with you all of the way. Whether it involves due diligence, lease negotiations, franchise transfer, financing, visa processing, or any other expected and surprise issues that may arise, we work with you and your advisory team (attorney, accountant, banker, etc.) to get the job done!

Broker Profile

From a strong education background to practical successful business experience to a very stable professional and personal life, Keith brings a tremendous amount to the table. Whatever the project that Keith is working on for you, he can be counted on to understand not only your situation but also the steps necessary to accomplish the goals at hand. EDUCATION AND LICENSURE: Growing up in New Jersey, Keith graduated high school from the well respected St John Vianney HS in Holmdel. Upon Graduation he moved on to prestigious Stetson University in DeLand, FL where he earned both a Bachelors of Business Administration in 1992 a Masters of Accountancy in 1993. During that same year, Keith sat for and passed the Florida Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in his first attempt. This is a feat boasted by less than 10% of all first time exam takers. Keith continues to hold his CPA license to this day which requires forty (40) hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours each year. In 1994, Keith also received his Notary Public certificate which is still active to this day. In 2001, Keith also earned a Florida Real Estate Salesperson License for the sole purpose of becoming a business broker. By 2009, he moved that up to a full Real Estate Broker’s license. This license also has continuing education requirements. BUSINESS EXPERIENCE: While truly beginning to “work for himself” at age eight (8) with a neighborhood paper route, Keith has always shown the aptitude and dedication towards business, especially entrepreneurial ventures. Within a year of graduating college and beginning in the workforce, the company that he started with made him a partner. He helped grow this company from a local “mom and pop” organization to a multi-million dollar, multi-state operation over a seven year tenure. Moving on from there Keith has been involved on an ownership level in a number of different ventures over a variety of industries including business brokerage, consulting, finance, food service, franchising, logistics, not-for-profits, real estate management, retail and more. At current, Keith is an owner of American Business and Commercial Brokerage, Inc. a Florida Real Estate Brokerage specializing in business brokerage. KCI KeiCor Consulting, Inc., a small business administrative services company and Smooth Sunshine, Inc., a Planet Smoothie franchise operation.

Areas Served

Central Florida

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