Business Succession Planning Lawyers

Palos Verdes Business Estate Planning Attorneys

With advance planning, you can keep your business in the family, so that it continues to be a vibrant company.

At Burkley Brandlin Swatik & Keesey LLP, we help business owners throughout Southern California transition their companies to the next generation. Our firm has extensive experience in this very complex field, which involves facets of estate law, business operations, financing and real estate.

For a free telephone consultation with an experienced Torrance business succession planning attorney, contact Burkley Brandlin Swatik & Keesey LLP.

Developing and Implementing a Business Succession Plan

Estate and capital gains taxes can make it difficult to keep a business in the family for anyone. Disputes can arise among family members over issues involving ownership, management of the enterprise and the provision of offsetting assets to family members who are not active in the business. A well-drafted and executed succession plan can keep your business in the family as an active and cost-effective enterprise.

Our firm has helped many business owners overcome these and other issues arising from the transition to new ownership. We understand the many different legal and family aspects of this process. As business law advisors, we have also provided business owners with practical advice in matters involving corporate organization, finance, real estate and other issues affecting business operations. Burkley Brandlin Swatik & Keesey LLP will work closely with you to develop a succession plan that addresses these issues in an operative way.

After the first generation, about half of all family-owned businesses go under or are sold to outside owners. But this does not always have to happen. A well-drafted and executed succession plan can keep your business in the family as an active and profitable enterprise. Let Burkley Brandlin Swatik & Keesey LLP show you how it can be done.

For a comprehensive discussion and analysis of business succession planning, please see the article entitled Succession Planning For The California Family Business, which was co-authored by Brian R. Brandlin and published in 2009 by the California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) in the California Business Law Practitioner.

Contact Our Firm

For a free initial telephone consultation about a business succession or estate planning matter, contact Burkley Brandlin Swatik & Keesey LLP.