The succession planning lawyers you can count on

Effective business succession planning is crucial for ensuring the seamless continuation of your enterprise. Whether you are looking to retire, pass on your business to family members or business partners, or prepare for unforeseen circumstances, having a robust succession plan is essential. Our team of skilled business succession planning professionals are here to help secure the future of your business and protect the interests of your stakeholders.

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Planning for the future of your business

Our dedicated team in Melbourne offers tailored business succession planning services that align with your specific business needs and objectives. We take the time to understand your business structure and financial and personal goals to develop a comprehensive succession plan.

We provide guidance on critical issues such as ownership transfer, leadership transition, tax implications, and legal compliance. We'll work closely with you to identify potential risks and implement strategies that mitigate those risks, ensuring a smooth transition.

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Our personalised business succession planning services

We offer a full range of business succession planning services to ensure the long-term success and sustainability of your business, including:

  • Developing and implementing effective succession plans
  • Advising on ownership transfer strategies and processes
  • Assisting with leadership and management transition
  • Legal and tax implications planning
  • Estate planning and integration with business succession
  • Buy-sell agreements and shareholder agreements
  • Risk management and contingency planning
  • Updating succession plans as your business evolves.

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Our expert lawyers are here to answer all your legal questions about business and property law. If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for below, contact the team today.

Business succession planning is a process undertaken to prepare for the departure of a business leader so there can be a smooth transition of ownership. Whether for retirement, illness, or other unforeseen circumstances, it involves planning for the future management of a business, ensuring continuity and minimising disputes and operational disruptions.
Yes, small businesses can greatly benefit from succession planning. It helps ensure business continuity, maintain business value, and provide clear directions for future leadership.

Tax implications can include capital gains tax, estate tax, and gift tax, depending on how the business is transferred. It's important to work with lawyers and financial advisors to minimise tax liabilities during the transition.

A business succession plan should be reviewed regularly, at least every two to three years, or when significant changes occur in the business or personal circumstances of the key stakeholders.

Succession planning is often closely tied to estate planning, especially in family-owned businesses. It affects how business assets are distributed and can have significant tax implications for the owner's estate. Click to find out more about our estate planning services.