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Critical estate planning considerations for business owners

On Behalf of | Jun 12, 2023 | Estate Planning |

Planning ahead can be a complicated task as it requires one to consider what will happen in the event of incapacitation or after death. These are not easy things to consider, but it is prudent for every Florida adult to take this step, regardless of age, income level and state of health. However, there are specific estate planning steps that are especially important for business owners 

Planning for future success 

It can take a significant amount of time, effort and struggle to bring a business to a point where it is profitable. After reaching a place of success, it is even more important to protect the future of a business, including after the death of the owner. The following planning steps can be critical ways that an entrepreneur can shield the long-term interests of his or her company: 

  • Create a business succession plan in which one can name a successor or outline steps after the passing or retirement of the owner. 
  • Create an agreement planning for the potential future sale of the business. 
  • Create plans that will address tax planning and protection. 

Each business is different, but these steps will allow a company owner to create a strategy that is suitable for his or her individual needs.  

Carefully crafted plans 

The future is unpredictable, but there are steps that a Florida business owner can take to gain a measure of certainty. One important step is estate planning with the future of a business in mind. It is beneficial to first seek the opinion of an attorney when creating these plans and considering future needs.  


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