Estate planning and business succession planning – The lines blur when a family business comes into play
Abstract: For many business owners, estate planning and succession planning go hand in hand. An owner of a closely held business likely has a significant portion of his or her wealth tied up in the business. Without proper estate planning steps to ensure that the business lives on after the owner has gone, his or her family may be placed at risk. This article explains the unique challenges presented by family businesses when older and younger generations may have conflicting financial needs.