SOURCE: VR Business Sales

VR Business Sales

November 16, 2009 15:15 ET

VR Business Sales in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg Names Chief Operating Officer/Senior Managing Partner

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) - Joseph N. Perlman Esq., an executive with more than 40 years of experience, has been named as the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Managing Partner for VR Business Sales in Tampa/Clearwater/St. Petersburg, the area's premier firm specializing in the sale of small to mid-sized businesses worldwide.

Perlman is responsible for overseeing on-going operations and provides assistance to business intermediaries and their clients. He is also involved in business sales, mergers & acquisitions, specializing in manufacturing, distribution, services, and national and international multi-unit franchise and franchisor sectors. Additionally, his legal experience is beneficial to VR Business Sales clients who are selling and buying businesses.

"Perlman brings breadth and experience to our organization," said Chief Executive Officer/Senior Partner Larry F. Lawson, II. "He is a natural leader and high performing professional whose knowledge and expertise promotes the continued success of our firm."

Prior to VR, Perlman has been conducting corporate law for 30 years. He owned his own law practice in Largo, Fla., specializing in business law including transactional legal services.

Previously, he was an attorney with Topper Jaffe and Jacobs Attorneys at Law in Toledo, Ohio, involved in all aspects of law including personal injury, litigation, criminal law, bankruptcy, family law, contracts, and leases.

A graduate of Ohio State University he holds a bachelor's degree in business administration. He earned his Jurist Doctorate degree from the University Of Toledo School Of Law. He remains an active member of the Florida Bar Association.

About VR Business Sales located in Tampa/Clearwater/St.Petersburg

Together, Lawson, Vargo, and Perlman have combined experience of well over eight decades in the global marketplace for the buying and selling of businesses. VR® has serviced the needs of business owners since 1979. The firm has ranked in the top 10 worldwide for over the past 11 years and is part of the world's premier business sales organization. With a combination of global strength and local experience, VR's commitment to developing top tier business intermediaries has contributed to the phenomenal growth and development of the organization, making VR Business Sales industry leaders in the service, manufacturing, distribution, international and national multi-unit franchise and franchisor sectors. VR has 30 years of successful business sales through Valued Representation and is the reason more and more business buyers and sellers demand our proven skills and resources. For more information about VR Business Sales, located in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Fla., please call (813) 739-8722 or email

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