Business Succession Guide, Second Edition
Written by A. Paul Mahaffy, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., M.B.A., F.I.C.B.
Published by Carswell, 2011.
| As the baby boom generation approaches retirement age, the
ownership of many private companies will need to be transferred. Whether to
family members, employees or outside parties, the legal considerations involved
in such transfers vary significantly. Business Succession Guide by A. Paul
Mahaffy is a precise and succinct text, offering practical solutions to
real-life situations and issues arising in business succession matters, from a
For the owner who has done little succession planning, retirement from the company may not be easily achieved. The numerous issues related to business succession can seem overwhelming to the owner, who is certainly tempted to deal with them at a later time. The day-to-day problems of the company always seem to be more important and demand immediate attention.
This book guides the owner through these various issues. It sets out many of the steps which a current owner might take when attempting to transfer ownership of the company. It looks at how the company might be valued, put into saleable condition, and reorganized to help defer or reduce taxes arising upon the transfer. It looks at how ownership can be transferred to family members, employees, other shareholders, or to outside third parties, along with the process to be followed and some of the main documents to be used.
As the process is complicated and the outcome not always certain, this book is designed to manage the owner's expectations, and to let them know what they're getting themselves into.
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A. Paul Mahaffy, practices corporate-commercial law with Bennett Best Burn LLP of Toronto, with particular emphasis on purchase and sale transactions, business succession, private company governance, technology transfers, joint ventures and financing. He has served as the Chair of the Business Law Section and Secretary and Treasurer of the Corporate Counsel Section of the Ontario Bar Association and has lectured and written extensively on business law topics.
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