Business Planning and Succession 80% to 90% of all U.S. businesses are family-owned. Only 30% survive into the second generation and only 12% into the third generation. Failure to properly plan is the cause of many failures. Our firm works with you, your family, and the other members of your planning team to help you beat the odds.

Some representative issues in succession planning include:

  • Developing the succession team
  • Determining if the business should remain in the family
  • Promoting family harmony
  • Assuring a secure retirement for the owner
  • Assessing the role of the owner's spouse
  • Efficiently and fairly distributing the business and other assets to the next generation(s)
  • Passing control in a manner to continue the business
  • Providing safeguards to minority owners
  • Minimizing estate, gift, income and payroll taxes
  • Developing a family council
  • Utilizing an advisory committee
  • Developing a management succession plan
  • Retaining key employees


Whether you need legal assistance with running your business, purchasing or selling property, writing an estate plan or administering a trust, we can help you. Let’s set a time when we can talk.