Family Business Succession Planning
Members of the practice regularly advise families on family business planning matters. Strategies for the senior generation to pass a business in a tax-effective manner to the next generation may include recapitalizing the business into voting and nonvoting shares and transferring the nonvoting stock to the next generation. Advice may also include methods to compensate a descendant who does not participate in the business. This process often results in a team approach by including a family’s other trusted advisors, such as the client’s financial planners and accountants.
Members of the ESOP Practice regularly advise family business owners on strategies for senior generation members to pass the family business in a tax-effective manner to the next generation with the use of a partial employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) structure, including strategies to compensate family members not involved in the family business. The ESOP team has experience and works with many families and family advisors throughout the country.