Succession Planning for the Family Business

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The purpose of this session is to help you understand the issues involved with the transfer of a family business and what options are available to accomplish the transfer of a family business. 

Topics that will be covered in this session include pre-transfer planning, preliminary transaction matters, pre-closing matters, key terms and conditions of the transaction, key transaction documents, closing matters, and post-closing matters.

Christopher M. Williams

Christopher M. Williams

Christopher M. Williams is a business attorney with Couzens, Lansky, Fealk, Ellis, Roeder & Lazar, P.C.  He regularly assists clients with business sales and acquisitions, business formation, contract review and drafting, general business counseling, buy-sell agreements, and succession planning.  He represents clients throughout the state of Michigan in a wide variety of industries.  He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan's Business Law, Real Property Law, and Taxation Sections. 

He is a frequent speaker at his firm's continuing education seminars for certified public accountants, accountants, and insurance and financial professionals.  Some of his past speeches include "Preparing the Closely Held Business for Transfer to the Next Owner," "Key Issues for Financial Advisors in Business Acquisitions," "Six Planning Tips Every Seller Should Know Before Selling a Business with Seller Financing," and "The Anatomy of a Business Sale Transaction."

Couzens, Lansky, Fealk, Ellis, Roeder & Lazar, P.C.