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After the Baby Boomers: Keys to Family Business Succession 2016

Product ID: CA2469D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Learn succession skills

Roughly 80% of today’s businesses are owned and operated by families – often over multiple generations. So how does one generation pass the business on to the next? After the Baby Boomers: Keys to Family Business Succession guides you in helping your clients smoothly transition the ownership of their companies while avoiding conflict and costly litigation. Plus, hear entertaining real-world examples of businesses that effectively tackled succession challenges and other businesses that didn’t.

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Learn succession skills

Roughly 80% of today’s businesses are owned and operated by families – often over multiple generations. So how does one generation pass the business on to the next? After the Baby Boomers: Keys to Family Business Succession guides you in helping your clients smoothly transition the ownership of their companies while avoiding conflict and costly litigation. Plus, hear entertaining real-world examples of businesses that effectively tackled succession challenges and other businesses that didn’t.

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Gregory Monday
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
Madison

David J. Sisson
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
Madison

Presenters

Julie M. Bogle
Smith & Gesteland LLP
Madison

Catherine J. Durham
Capital Valuation Group, Inc.
Madison

James Jackson
Winsanity
Madison

John Westphal
Westphal & Company, Inc.
Janesville

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Designing Family Business Governance:
A good governance structure can make a business more profitable and more valuable, but it is also an important part of preparing for ownership succession within a family. The present owners are best situated to establish a governance structure that will help the next generation of owners succeed.

  • Create a plan that uses business law and trust law to define and allocate the authority, rights, and duties of next generation owners and managers
  • Plan a future governance structure that is tailored to the unique talents, needs, an objectives of the next generation
  • Provide mechanisms for peaceful resolution of future owners' differences, including mechanisms for exits or other separations
  • Understand the litigation alternatives that will apply in a worst case scenario

Gregory M. Monday, David J. Sisson

10:00 a.m. : Break

10:15 a.m. : The Value of Valuations
Determining an accurate valuation is essential to succession planning because it helps set expectations, define how value will be determined in the future, and provide a starting point for planning how to fund ownership transitions

  • Recognize that every business has many values
  • Understand the different methodologies that may be applied to a valuation analysis
  • Learn what drives buyers to pay more or less for a business

Catherine J. Durham

11:15 a.m. : Planning for the Unexpected
Senior generation exits sometimes happen unexpectedly--sometimes before the next generation is ready to lead the business. A business continuation plan can provide for caretaker management to run the business and maintain its value until the successor owners are ready to assume control or sell the business.

  • Prepare a written plan, in plain English, to identify and guide business and estate fiduciaries with respect to management of the business upon the unexpected loss of a principal senior owner/manager
  • Identify areas of particular risk or need that may arise upon the death of a principal senior owner/manager
  • Draft corporate and estate planning documents that will give effect to the continuation plan

Gregory M. Monday and David J. Sisson

12:15 p.m. : Lunch (On Your Own)

1:15 p.m. : Diversified Funding for Exits and Entrances
A succession plan will be most successful if owner exits for the senior generation and the next generation can be properly funded. Usually this requires a diversified approach.

  • Identify the amounts of funding needed upon future owner exits, including funds needed for third party obligations, such as debt pay down or new executive comp
  • Understand each realistic source of funding for an owner exit
  • Draft seller-financing provisions that are fair to the exiting owner and the business

Julie M. Bogle

2:15 p.m. : Effects of Buy-Sell Agreements on the Living
A panel of presenters and business principals will give life to discussing decision points involved in creating a buy-sell agreement that is properly tailored to a family business and its owners. Audience questions and interaction are encouraged.

  • Limit and define the ownership group (for example, can non-employee family members be owners?)
  • Provide realistic exit strategies for each potential owner
  • Decide when valuation discounts should or should not apply
  • Understand that nothing is "boilerplate" for family businesses

Moderator: Gregory M. Monday
Panel: Julie Bogle, Cathy M. Durham, David J. Sisson, John Westphal, James Jackson

3:15 p.m. : Program Concludes

  • Get advice for building a strong business governance structure
  • Discover how to determine an accurate business valuation
  • Learn how to draft a business continuation plan
  • Find out how to fund a business owner’s exit
  • Explore buy-sell agreements for a family business
  • Business lawyers
  • Civil litigators
  • Estate planners
  • Solo/small firm lawyers
  • Tax law attorneys
  • General practitioners
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