Professional advisors play a critical role in assisting buyers and sellers complete successful transactions. Building a transaction team including legal, accounting, and financial resources that have the credentials, experience, and an expertise specific to the business size, type, and geography can be the difference between success and failure. With well over 1 million accountants and attorneys in the United States, selecting the right advisor can be a challenge. The legal and accounting industries are broad making it impossible for any one professional to become an expert in all areas. As a result field specialization has become standard. The purpose of this article is not to discuss