About Me


Welcome to my website!   I have been specializing in business opportunity transactions exclusively since 1994 working with both Buyers and Sellers in the San Francisco Bay Area. For my first 24 years as a business broker I was with Chase Business Group located in Walnut Creek. Over the years, Chase Business Group went through multiple ownership and name changes and in 2017 the owner retired and the business was closed at which time I joined Matt Sadati and Liberty Business Advisors of San Francisco, Inc. 

I have developed many contacts with other professionals in several different fields including Attorneys, CPA’s, SBA Loan Agents, Realtor's, Commercial Real Estate Brokers, Escrow Officers, Alcohol & Beverage Control Officers, and Health Departments all of which may play an important role for a smooth transition in the purchase or sale of a business. 


I am also a Certified Franchise Consultant (CFC) with AdvantaFran.com where our franchise consulting services are available without cost to the franchise buyer.


I will objectively evaluate your interests, skills, and capabilities and help you make the right buying decision. 


I can help you start your career in a direction that will provide new experiences and success.


Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns about buying or selling a business.


All consultations are free and confidential.


During these challenging times, we understand that Covid-19 is disrupting normal personal and business life. Not that long ago the entire state of California had “shelter in place” orders in effect, calls for mandated bar & restaurant closures with the exception of restaurants remaining open for takeout or delivery only. Because of this, business sales had dropped. In 2021 things were slowly picking up. For 2022 we are hoping the worst is behind us. Now, with the CDC dramatically easing the mask rules...I expect business sales to increase.


If you are a business owner considering selling, please give me a call.


I look forward to working with you.

Contact Information


John L. Irvine 
Liberty Business Advisors of San Francisco, Inc.

675 Ygnacio Valley Road #B201

Walnut Creek, CA., 94596
Agent - CalBRE#00988287

E-Mail: JohnLIrvine@cs.com
Direct: 925-945-8175

  eFax: 216-763-8175


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