Category Archives: Business Law

Business Succession Planning

If you are a business owner you need to think not only about routine estate planning but also what will happen with your business when you retire, die or become incapacitated.  Recent studies show that approximately 27% of family owned or family managed businesses worldwide will change hands in the next five years.  However, lessContinue Reading

Shareholder Agreements – Smart Planning for Business Owners

Most closely held businesses with multiple owners should have a Buy-Sell Agreement, often called a Shareholder Agreement.  Without such an agreement problems can arise.  Upon an owner’s death his or her shares in the company will often pass to a surviving spouse.  This may or may not be desirable from the surviving business owner’s pointContinue Reading