Serving Fort Myers, FL & Naples, FL
When you create a company, you want that organization to last through the ages. A business you build can leave a wonderful legacy behind for future generations and can continue to be a testament to your innovation and hard work long after you are gone. It is important, however, to take careful business planning steps to ensure that your company is protected as it grows and that it transfers seamlessly to co-owners or heirs when you no longer are involved in day-to-day operations.
Business planning can begin from day one of starting your organization, or you can focus on business planning as part of the creation of a comprehensive estate plan. No matter how large or small your organization or how long you have been operating, Barbara M. Pizzolato can provide you with the assistance you need in securing your company’s future. Call today to learn how we can help and to get answers including:
- Why is business planning so important?
- What is involved in business planning?
- How can a Southwest Florida business planning lawyer help?
Why is Business Planning so Important?
Business planning is essential for every organization to limit liability; protect company assets; avoid conflicts upon disability, departure or death; ensure the smooth operation and eventual transfer of the business; and reduce the impact of taxes.
Depending upon how your business is owned and operated, a successful company can create issues with estate taxes that could leave your company at risk of being sold to pay the tax bill. Your death or departure from the business could also undermine ongoing operations if you do not have a careful plan in place. You need to ensure you make smart and informed choices and use all available legal tools to ensure ongoing operations so your company can continue to thrive no matter what the future brings.
What is Involved in Business Planning?
Business planning can take many different forms. Barbara M. Pizzolato, P.A. assists with all aspects of business planning including:
- Company formation
- Business entity selection and structuring of business entities
- Purchases, sales, mergers, acquisitions, restructuring, and reorganizations
- Ownership issues or partnership disputes
- Coordination of personal, estate, and business planning
- Tax avoidance strategies and comprehensive tax planning
- Buy-sell agreements, voting agreements, or shareholder control agreements
- Succession planning
- Company dissolutions
With the help of an experienced business planning lawyer, you can help to shield yourself from personal liability, determine how a business will transfer and how owners will share control, and reduce taxes associated with business profits or with the transfer of business ownership. Whether you are
starting a new organization, selling or growing an old one, or planning for your business after you are gone, you need a custom-tailored legal plan that is right for you.
How a Southwest Florida Business Planning Lawyer Can Help
Barbara M. Pizzolato has almost 30 years experience representing clients in protecting their business interests. We help startups, established companies, large and small organizations, and companies of all sizes in between. Call today to schedule a consultation and learn how a Southwest Florida business lawyer can help provide the legal advice you need. This firm’s Fort Myers business law office is conveniently located in the Sun Trust Building at the corner of New Brittany Blvd. and College Parkway, which proves to be easily accessible to our Southwest Florida business planning clients located in the surrounding areas of Estero, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers Beach, North Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples and the balance of Lee County and Collier County.