The old African proverb “It Takes a Village” illustrates the impact of a team approach to succession planning. Collaboration and different expert opinions is critical to ensure the possible, probable and potential issues impacting your goals are addressed.

Our succession planners provide expertise in the areas of Succession Matrix, which includes but are not limited to Organizational psychology, Strategic Planning, Estate Planning, Family Governance, Family Therapy. Planning for the future is a complex endeavor, we leverage the expertise of advisors working with your or bringing in Attorneys, CPAs, Bankers, Wealth Managers and Operational Experts, to name a few, to address the complexities of capital intensive privately held organizations.

The following highlights our strong network of qualified valued relationships and critical expertise for facilitating succession strategies.  Succession planning is complex as it involves complex people, feelings and events outside ones control. Many suffer from the “I don’t know what I don’t know” environment leaving their dreams vulnerable. One could let the learning go to a very deep place inside, because you may not be completely aware of how important it is yet.

How Do I Manage Negative Emotions of Others When I am Supposed to Encourage and Lead?

2021-09-21T15:22:37-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Burning Questions, Energy, Video|

The most important thing to recognize when dealing with any negative emotions, whether it is your own or those of your team, is that we are all human. We all deal with the unknown in different ways, but for certain we all carry anxiety and stress. It is important as [...]

How do I protect my business if I, as the owner gets the virus or one or more of my key people?

2021-09-22T08:46:22-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Burning Questions, Energy, Video|

Business contingency planning is essential for ongoing business success. For business continuity, the key leadership must put processes and structure in place that if they are not around, or if something unexpected happens, the business still survives. Unfortunately, if this is not in place, the business value can be dramatically [...]

How do you best support employees at different stages of stress and potentially grief?

2021-09-22T08:14:28-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Burning Questions, Energy, Video|

As we continue to navigate the pandemic, it is important to recognize that your employees have been on a roller coaster of emotions for a long period of time. You may already be doing it, but providing support to your people is critical to help them navigate stress and even [...]

When are Taxes Going Up on Capital Gains?

2021-08-11T12:31:22-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Automotive, Succession Blog, Succession Podcast, What is Up With President Biden's Tax Proposals?|

As of August 2021, because Capitol Hill has yet to agree on funding, the timeline is still anyone’s guess. In the Green Book, which is the White House’s policy wish list, their goal is to increase long-term Capital Gains significantly. Even though we can’t speak to the timeline yet, tax increases [...]

What is the Lifetime Gift Tax Exemption and When Will It Be Cut?

2021-08-11T12:22:25-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Automotive, Succession Blog, Succession Podcast, What is Up With President Biden's Tax Proposals?|

Currently, as of August 2021, the Lifetime Gift Tax Exemption for each individual is about 11.7MM per person, which is the highest in history. This means a married couple could gift about $22.7MM to the next generation tax-free. However, based upon the White House’s wish list of how to fund [...]

What Is Happening with 1031 Exchanges For Real Estate?

2021-08-11T12:16:10-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Automotive, Succession Blog, Succession Podcast, What is Up With President Biden's Tax Proposals?|

Currently, as of August 2021, a 1031 exchange allows a taxpayer to avoid paying capital gains taxes when selling an investment property by reinvesting the proceeds from the sale, within specific parameters, into another property(s). Up until now, this part of the tax code has been helpful to those selling [...]

What Assets You Should Gift and To Whom?

2021-08-11T12:03:52-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Automotive, Succession Blog, Succession Podcast, What is Up With President Biden's Tax Proposals?|

Making gifts and considering changes in tax law is one piece of the succession planning puzzle. When working with business owners, we often find that they have had some of the best tax planning money can afford. However, when designing the plan, they let the “Tax Tail Wag the Dog” [...]

How to Gift or Sell an Asset AND Stay in Control

2021-08-11T12:08:50-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Automotive, Succession Blog, Succession Podcast, What is Up With President Biden's Tax Proposals?|

In our experience, business owners like to stay in control, in control of their business, real estate, and future.  So, when we talk about giving something away, we generally get pushback from our clients.   Ultimately, the goal from a tax perspective; is to keep as much of the wealth and [...]

What is Changing In the Areas of Estate Tax?

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