As a Martin County business owner, your responsibilities and duties may seem endless. Employment disputes, ordering supplies, paying vendors, and planning next year’s budget are just a few of the issues that fall on your shoulders. What happens to those duties if you retire or are no longer able to run your company? If you want your company to continue, then business succession planning should be an important part of your Palm City business estate planning.
If you haven’t included business succession in your estate planning, find a few minutes in your busy day to sit down, away from distractions. Think about where you want your business to be after you are no longer involved. Will it be part of the legacy you leave behind, a family-owned business for future generations to enjoy? Or do you want the company to liquidate, then add the proceeds to your estate?
No matter your decision, careful planning is needed. The advice of an attorney experienced with estate planning and business law will help accomplish your goals.
Preemptive steps you can take:
Two common types of business succession are:
The future of your business hinges on many things. Some planning on your part, with the help of a legal adviser, could keep your company humming even after your involvement has ended.
John Mangan is an experienced Martin County business succession lawyer who has been board certified in Wills, Trusts & Estates by the Florida Bar. At Law Offices of John Mangan, P.A., we have developed business succession plans for business owners across the state of Florida. Call us at 772-324-9050 to set up an appointment or use our Contact Form.