Greg James

Leaving a Legacy Edition

Read our Q4 2021 newsletter on leaving a legacy via strategic estate planning. We provide 10 articles with guidance on if you need an estate plan; types, features and taxation of trusts; how to set up trust funds for (grand)children; how to talk to your children about your estate; small-business transfer strategies; estate planning for the nontraditional family; how property titling can affect your estate plan. We also discuss what to do with your estate plan after getting a divorce or losing a loved one. We also introduce a new strategic alliance we formed with First Covenant Trust to offer our clients a full range of trust solutions.

The Pilot: Success in Business Succession

A business starts with a skill, a dream, and a whole lot of hard work and sacrifice. Add some luck (some might say) and it flourishes, supporting the families of its owners and employees while making a difference in the lives of its clients, customers, and community. Thus, selling that business can be hard.

“Most business owners have no idea how emotionally fraught the process can be,” says Greg James, CFP®, a partner at Parsec Financial. “Clients approach us with a wide range of feelings, from excitement to fear and reluctance, but they all want to know what their business might be worth and if they’ll be able to retire comfortably after the sale. Understandably, it’s difficult for a business owner to look at the value of his or her company through an objective lens. That’s where we come in.”