I have the opportunity to buy an established Interior Design company. I have always been a salaried employee in my past jobs, so I have no experience with purchasing a business. Where is, or what are, the best resources to learn about the legal ramifications of purchasing an existing business in California? I'm particularly interested in how to protect myself before, during, and after the purchase. Yet I'm not in a position to hire attorney's and tax accountants for all of my questions (assuming they'll want $150-300 per hour). Any advice/assistance would be most appreciated!!