Business Succession and Transfer Planning
All too often, small business owners are simply too busy working in their business to devote adequate time to working on their business. This means that most small companies operate without the benefit of a succession plan. Little or no thought has been given to what happens if the owner and leader suddenly dies or becomes disabled.
Our principal attorney, Justin L. Scott, assists small businesses, individuals and families throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania in establishing business succession plans designed to ensure that the business would either continue or be sold in an orderly fashion should an unexpected crisis occur.
In the estate planning context, we offer a thorough of review key corporate and partnership documents, wills and trusts, insurance policies, deeds, contracts and any other pertinent paperwork.
We are happy to work with your existing financial team but are also in a position to connect you with other professionals.
Scott Counsel maintains close working relationships with skilled financial advisors, accountants, realtors and bankers dedicated to assisting our clients in reaching their ultimate goals. We also have strategic relationships with other lawyers with unique areas of expertise and can call on them if the need arises.
Attorney Scott has developed an appreciation of the human dynamics involved in intra-family matters. His personal involvement in a multi-generational farming operation laid the groundwork for an understanding of the unique issues that can bubble up. He has been inspired to develop creative solutions and works closely with each individual client in order to implement business succession plans in the most timely, sensitive and cost effective manner.
Scott Counsel also provides a full range of legal services relating to entity formation, organization, structure and sale. His unique approach to problem solving enables him to structure and close productive transactions. His reputation as a “deal maker” rather than a “deal breaker” is certainly justified.
If you are like most small business owners, you probably haven’t reviewed your estate planning or corporate/partnership documents for a few years. There is no time like the present for a professional assessment of your situation. Call Justin at 856 281 3131.