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Business Succession & Estate Planning

HANSEN SETO, LLP counsels many closely held and family-owned businesses in the transfer of ownership and control of their established and profitable businesses to the next generation while assuring the financial security of the current generation who control the enterprise. This field, which has come to be known as "Business Succession Planning," involves an often complex blend of the corporation, partnership, securities, tax, trust, and family law.

HANSEN SETO, LLP is able to provide its clients not only the business law services related to Business Succession Planning but also the estate planning services which must be integrated with the business agreements, including:

  • Stock Compensation and Incentive Plans
  • Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Shareholder Agreements, including Buy-Sell Provisions
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Life Insurance Trusts
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans
  • Other Transfers Related to the Ownership and Control of the Business

As with other areas of our practice, we work closely with our clients' accountants, financial planners, attorneys, insurance advisors, and other professionals in order to develop a comprehensive plan that best suits the needs of the present and successor generations.