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Succession Planning

Most business owners are so invested in running their business, they give little thought to building a succession plan. But it is important to think ahead to protect the business legacy and wealth you have built over a lifetime.

A succession plan helps control the impact of taxes, probate fees and other costs. The professionals at Baker Tilly Canada are dedicated to offering informed, objective advice and opinions to assist with developing and implementing an exit strategy that provides optimal value to your beneficiaries, your estate and your legacy.

Design your future

The earlier a succession plan is in place, the greater the available number of options and opportunities. Having worked with owners of enterprises of all sizes, our advisors evaluate options from a variety of perspectives: personal, family, tax, commercial, financial, risk and regulatory. Our multi‑faceted approach enables effective decision-making and optimizes value for the stakeholders who are affected by your decisions.

Planning ahead

Planning for the future of your business involves taking many factors into consideration, including your vision and goals, family dynamics, tax planning, contingency planning, leadership succession and exit strategy.

The cost of inaction can be high and include higher tax payments, a forced sale, inadequate funding for personal retirement, lost shareholder value as well as other preventable outcomes.

With specialized knowledge and experience, BT Canada advisors provide the clarity and counsel required to develop and implement a succession plan tailored to your individual needs and circumstances.

Understand your options

There are many possible scenarios for what will happen to your business when you are no longer involved. Whether you intend to transfer ownership ⁠–⁠ or end the venture completely ⁠–⁠ is a major decision, but there are other options.

You might consider disposition strategies that maximize individual asset values, working with current management on a buyout or appointing a manager that keeps you connected with your venture. Our experts work closely with you to ensure the plan you have in place will provide meaningful and measurable results.

Our comprehensive service offering includes:

  • Risk assessment
  • Transition strategies
  • Exit strategies
  • Estate planning
  • Contingency planning
  • Tax and legal issues
  • Business valuation

In determining what you would like to leave behind ⁠–⁠ and to whom ⁠–⁠ it is imperative you understand the financial, legal and tax implications of these decisions. Our experts offer an unbiased review of each option and will advise the best solution for you.

Contact your Baker Tilly advisor today.

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