As a business owner, you’re focused on the present – providing the best for your family, team members and community. But beyond the day-to-day, there’s an important question to consider: is your family prepared for when you are no longer there?
To ensure the financial well-being of your family, will and estate planning is paramount. For many business owners and high net worth individuals, financial decisions are often intimately linked with family concerns. Our estate planning professionals understand that even though it’s business, it’s personal.
The complexities of today’s business, investment and tax environment means that estate planning and administration requires expertise in accounting, taxation and legal matters. Our team of multidisciplinary professionals works with families, executors and liquidators, and their advisors in a seamless way. We provide holistic advice and services in both the pre- and post-mortem context, and assist executors and liquidators and beneficiaries in settling and administering estates, ensuring a successful estate transition.
Our collaborative approach and comprehensive services help ensure your wishes are defined clearly and carried out efficiently.
Will and estate planning
Effective will and estate planning involves much more than just writing down who gets what – especially when a business is involved. We work with you to review your current situation and determine if other considerations should factor into your plans, such as incapacity mandates, family trusts, or a pre-mortem reorganization of family assets and companies. We also offer pre-settlement services for more complex estates.
Estate settlement and administration
Administering an estate isn’t easy. Our professionals guide executors and liquidators through the often-complex decisions they must consider such as when faced with non-resident beneficiaries, assets located outside of the country or the wind-up of investment companies. These are just some of the scenarios we help families navigate. With our well-rounded team, we identify practical and tax-efficient solutions to meet each unique situation.
When it comes to your family and business after you’re gone, there’s many important questions to consider. We’re here to guide you and help ease the burden of providing for your family’s future.
Meet our expertsThe people behind the expertise.
Diane TsonosLL.B., TEP
Earl FormanCPA, CA
Jean-François CoutuCPA, CA, LL.M.Fisc.
Michel BabeuCPA, CA, M. Fisc.
Phil NadlerCPA, CA
Scott BinnsCPA, CA
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