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Business Interests Held in Trust

Donald P. DiCarlo and Jeffrey C. Wolken |
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When holding business interests in a trust, it’s important to understand the different structural models for fiduciary decision making.When a business interest is the primary asset in a trust, it can create challenges for both the Trustee and business owner.The trustee’s general fiduciary duty to diversify the trust’s investments may not align with the business owner’s goals.Certain trust features can help to alleviate this conflict.

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The Well-Planned Business Owner: A Diagnostic Checklist

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Find out if you are well-planned for each business cycle by reviewing this checklist.Business capital phase, where the business is building and growing.Personal capital phase, when it’s time to plan for capital assets outside the business capital phase.Legacy capital phase, where managing and transferring wealth are your primary concerns.Family business owners face unique challenges in managing wealth and preserving legacies for future generations.

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Risky Business: Protect Your Company Against Threats

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Mitigating risk is an important component when managing your most important asset.One of the biggest threats to businesses of all sizes is cybercrime.Other risks to consider are asset concentration, fiduciary risk, and risks unique to the nature of your specific business.Planning ahead is critical to mitigate many different kinds of risk and protect your business from losses.

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