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Using value-based succession to reach tax and financial goals

On Behalf of | Nov 16, 2022 | Tax Law

If you have your values in order, the rest tends to fall into place. By basing your business succession in New York primarily on a few key value-related considerations, you’ll make conditions ideal for the most positive outcome from the transition.

Having a successful succession

When it comes time to pass the ownership of the business on to someone else, you want to ensure that they’re left with the best plan possible for the continued success of the company. You likely have a great deal of vested interest in the company, and it may be challenging to meet the multitude of goals you have for its future.

The main points that tend to come up in business succession are:

  • Valuation
  • Tax mitigation
  • Ownership structure
  • Choosing a succession management team

If you focus on these key criteria in business law, it may make it substantially easier to reach your tax and financial aspirations for the company. That being said, it’s rare that a completely perfect solution can be found. In order to balance all of your goals, you may need to make some compromises.

Balancing business with family

You also have to consider business owners’ goals related to their family life. These tend to be some of the most nuanced and complicated conversations and may be challenging to unravel.

This more personal side of succession planning is contingent on numerous familial variables like how old the children are and at what age they should receive their inheritance. You also have to consider how much money each family member should get.

Finding the right balance between business and family is key in forming your plan. Much like the work-life balance that many strive for in their daily lives, business succession planning works very much the same way.