Helping You Pass Your Family Business To The Next Generation Through Business Succession Planning

If a business owner in your Central Florida family has died or decided to retire, you and your relatives — as well as partners in the business — could benefit from sound legal advice that paves the way for an orderly transition of the company from one owner to the next generation of leaders.

Helping People Keep Their Business Success In The Family

I am attorney Michael G. Horton. I carry on the legacy my father established over 40 years ago by assisting individuals in Clermont, Florida, and surrounding areas with business succession planning matters as they relate to a family's estate plan.

Plans for business succession can be customized to your family and financial needs, or categorized as retention planning (the business or shares of the business kept in the retiree's family, with family members controlling assets) or buy-sell retention (first-refusal rights for investments in the company offered to shareholders at a negotiated price).

I can explain how succession arrangements can be made prior to a business owner's exit or retirement, or after a sudden death.

I can also help you chart a course of action for reorganization of a company — setting goals, designating new management, naming key employees, and transitioning an owner or executive officer's interests into trusts for payouts to family members.

As a business owner myself, I am equipped at understanding your concerns and identifying your wishes and goals. I know that without a succession plan at the ready, a once-solid company could shatter into a series of destructive disputes, with declining employee and client morale.

Contact My Law Firm Today To Schedule A Free Initial Consultation

Let me assist with the preparations needed for the inevitable change of command at your closely held family business.

Call 352-432-1618. You can also use the convenient email contact form to explain your circumstances and request a meeting.

Your initial consultation is free of charge.