Unlocking Private Company Wealth

With the current up-tick in the economy and the demographic realities of baby boomer business owner transitions, estate planners have a client base that may be seeking to monetize their investment in their closely held businesses. Many business owners immediately assume that means an outright sale. However, there are other liquidity options to consider.

This session, presented at the recent 2015 Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, covered various liquidity options including dividend policy, partial sales to insiders, employee stock ownership plans, private equity investors, as well as third party sales.