I know this questions has been asked a bunch of times and going through old post.. But thought I would ask anyway to meet new people.

We're looking at different trade business in FL,..... plumbing, HVAC, etc. Currently, we don't hold any qualifier licenses. We're interested in keeping the current owner on board to qualify, but without giving them control over us. In one case current owner will stay to qualify but does not want to be involved in the business.

I am looking to network or meet anyone who has structured such a deal to safeguard our interests. I want to understand the steps others have taken and what will the lender require?