Succession Planning For Businesses

Webinar: ID# 1010266
About This Course:
This course analyzes why family business succession plans (or the lack thereof) most often fail andidentifies the precipitating downfalls and explores remedies to prevent them.

A model is presented for effective succession from one generation to the next. Particular emphasis is provided on how recent developments and estate and gift tax uncertainty on the immediate horizon may tip the balance.

Agenda / Covered Topics
  • To learn the challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurial business desiring to pass on within the family to a future generation(s) and approaches and tax breaks making it possible
  • Basic questions to be addressed for effective succession planning
  • Developing a plan (step-by-step format)
  • Recent developments worthy of attention and action
  • When to begin planning, how often to revisit an existing plan
  • Transfer and income tax considerations
  • Protection maneuvers against creditors, predators and in-laws
  • Capital structure devices: family partnerships, family LLCs, S corps
  • Direct lifetime vs. testamentary gifts, transfers and intra-family sales
  • Liquidity considerations
  • Symptoms of a plan in trouble, possible solutions
  • How CPAs may enter the succession planning fray to build their own businesses
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