JJ O’Connell of Plato Ireland will present on the “softer” issues associated with succession planning for family businesses.
The presentation will take place on Wednesday 21 April at 6.30pm in the Merrion Hotel, Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2.
Non-members are welcome to attend and should send a cheque made payable to STEP Ireland for €30 to Eddie O’Regan, AIB, Executor and Trustee Services, PO Box 512, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
The presentation will look at the importance of family businesses in the Irish economy as well as recognising that each family business is unique. The presentation will consider issues around business succession as well as other matters. It will also recognise that tax advisers, solicitors and accountants will often provide excellent solutions to the tax and legal issues which face their clients, however they may sometimes disregard the other “softer” issues which are impacting on the family and the business. These softer issues can be the most important in understanding the client’s requirements and devising solutions. A more holistic approach may need to be adopted by practitioners. The aim of the presentation will be to assist practitioners in identifying these key softer issues and how to manage them.