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AAFCPAs David Consigli to Present at Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council Forum

David Consigli, Jr., CPA, ABV, AAFCPAs’ Director of Business Valuations, will serve on a collaborative law panel discussing “Growing the Pie: Introducing Experts Who Create Value for Clients.”  This session is part of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council’s (MCLC) Networking & Educational Forum on Cultivating Collaboration: The Changing Faces of Collaborative Law (CL), scheduled for Friday, May 12th. Divorce cases that include family business ownership in the couple’s portfolio (or... continue reading

Don’t Let a Generation Gap Derail your Succession Plan

Experience and expertise are two leadership qualities that business owners and CEOs earn after decades of managing through their industry. Baby Boomers who have grown their company and see retirement in the near future may be wary that the next generation – often those of Gen X or the Millennial set – approaches leadership from a different angle.  Handing off their life’s work to a successor can be an emotionally... continue reading

The Benefits of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in Succession Planning

Succession planning can be a challenge for privately-held business owners. Finding the right buyer can be difficult and time consuming. In some cases, owners may want to transition their business to their current employees, but the employees may not have the financial means to consummate a sale. An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) may be the solution. ESOPs can be very successful when implemented in the right situation, allowing owners... continue reading