Family Business Matters


The majority of businesses in the United States are small or family-owned. In business, careful planning and good decision-making can be the difference between failure and success. Some families find that forming a family business to hold certain assets is the best way to provide organized management. These family businesses can also be used to help teach business skills and values to family members in the next generation. Here again, it is important to understand your goals, the people involved and the nature of the assets.

An ownership interest in a business is often a person’s most valuable asset but it can also be one of the more complex assets to transfer. Succession planning for retirement or death is essential. Our goal is to make sure that entities are set up to carry out your wishes.

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