We are dedicated family business succession planning experts.
This is all that we do. Our number one focus is the continuity of the ownership, leadership, management and culture of your business through the next generation.
With a single focus on succession planning, The Rawls Group has the expertise to zero in and facilitate issues that impact the ongoing success of your business such as:
- Ending sibling rivalries and family feuds
- Complex estate planning dynamics – equitable vs. equal
- Keeping key managers motivated and around for the long haul
- Helping family members and managers put their differences aside to become a team
- Evaluating who can, and more importantly who is willing to, take over the reins
- Bringing family members on board without causing chaos
- Vision alignment with family, partners and key managers
- Developing leaders who will continue the family legacy
- Growing the business strategically to maximize profits without overextending resources
It all began in 1973 with the realization that business succession planning went well beyond financial documents and planning for the transfer of wealth. Since then, The Rawls Group has not only helped over 500 family and privately owned businesses across the nation but has also put our theories to practice by becoming a family business with all three of Loyd’s children now working for the company.
Loyd Rawls, the founder of The Rawls Group, identified early on in his career that business owners were not dealing with key issues impacting their business for fear of alienating family members or causing rifts in business partnerships. Since then, Loyd and his partners have developed a process, comprehensive approach, and diverse team of professionals to guide business owners through the tough topics impacting their long-term business goals.
Over the past 40 years, our dedicated family business succession planning team has grown to include offices in Orlando, Los Angeles, Des Moines, and Atlanta with professional backgrounds ranging from organizational psychology and family therapy to estate planning. We excel in capital intensive complex business and family environments with industry specialties in:
- Professional Services
Our goal has been and continues to be to impact lives and perpetuate legacies.
Our goal is to help your business grow, your family strengthen, and allow you to leave a legacy of success.
Growth ∙ Whether a business grows stronger or larger, a business always seeks to build value.
Family ∙ A business can only be as strong as the leaders that stand behind it.
Legacy ∙ Perpetuating the culture, performance, and relationships critical to business success.
Succession Planning is a Process
We approach family business succession planning from a long-term perspective. Transferring your business to the next generation is a relatively simple, transactional event composed of signing some legal and financial paperwork. We do more than that, much more. We work to develop a strong foundation of business success that can be transitioned not just to, but continue through, the next generation of owners, leaders and managers.
Succession Planning Builds Value
Our comprehensive approach evaluates, addresses, and refines all areas of your business that drive business value. In order to keep your business moving forward, we are consistently reviewing your environment and adjusting your planning strategies accordingly. Our family business succession planning experts look at your situation from “10 Different Perspectives” to make sure every issue is addressed and no stone is left unturned.
Diversity of Expertise
Expertise about interpersonal-management to business-financial issues is necessary for addressing your succession planning goals. Our diverse group of skilled professionals partner with you and your advisors to create the team you need to guide your business to long-term success during the family business succession planning process.