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Business succession planning for private business presentation


Business succession planning might be the most dynamic and varied multi-disciplinary process that we get involved in. This presentation highlights a number of key issues facing private businesses and families and the author shares experiences so as to identify possible practical solutions.

This presentation covers:

  • What is to be achieved, by who, when and responsibilities?
  • How, where we start and what information we need
  • Common tax issues
  • How buy-sell agreements might be used
  • Financing change and remunerating the family
  • The family office
  • Transferring control of family trusts.

Author profile

Paul Hockridge CTA
Photo of author, Paul HOCKRIDGE Paul Hockridge, CTA, is Head of Tax Advisory at Mutual Trust, Australia’s leading multi-family office. He has worked for the ATO, a large law firm, has been a partner in medium and Big 4 chartered accounting firms and has over 30 years' experience in tax, asset protection, estate and succession planning. Paul’s niches include litigation support, property development and FBT and salary packaging. Paul specialises in advising high wealth families and closely held businesses, as well as providing support for a number of accounting and law firms. Paul maintains a practicing certificate as a legal practitioner in Victoria, is a fellow of both CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australian and New Zealand and is senior fellow and teaches in the Masters program in the Law School at the University of Melbourne. He sits on The Tax Institute’s Victorian Technical Committee and the FBT and Employment Taxes Committee and has been involved in consultation with both federal and state governments on a variety of tax matters. Paul also contributes to The Tax Institute’s book, Estate and Business Succession Planning. Perhaps Paul is best known as a regular presenter at local, State and National Tax Institute conferences. - Current at 15 February 2018
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This was presented at Business Succession Masterclass .

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