Why should you have a business succession plan?

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Why Should You Have A Business Succession Plan

When business owners in New Jersey like you first start out on your business ventures, having a succession plan is likely one of the farthest things from your mind. However, these plans are actually quite important and you will want to have one ready to go sooner than you may think.

There is an unfortunately common misconception that business owners don’t need to have a business succession plan in place until they are nearing retirement age. After all, why else would you need one? This is a mistake to think, though. Life will throw plenty of curve balls at you over the years. You may find your interest and enthusiasm in your business waning. You may end up suffering from an accident or health condition that prevents you from running the business yourself.

These changes can happen out of nowhere and with no warning, too. For this reason, it’s better to be prepared than not. Have your successor picked out already and confirm with them that they are willing to take on the mantle of running your business should you no longer be able to. Come up with a succession plan that explains everything you want explained. Make sure that the important pieces of your legacy are passed on, such as the core principles of your business and how it’s run.

If you are interested in reading more about business laws in the state, along with business succession plans, then you may want to take a look at our web page. You can learn more about any business-related matter you are curious about.


Michael Ritigstein is a Founding Partner of the firm concentrating his efforts in supporting the firm's litigation, corporate and estate matters. Mr. Ritigstein graduated from the University of Delaware in 1996 and Seton Hall University School of Law in 2000. In 2007 he received a Masters of Law in Taxation with a concentration in Estate Planning, from Temple University's Beasley School of Law.

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