What We Do
We have created and utilize a unique 6-step planning process which focuses on the major areas of your personal and business situation. The steps are as follows:
Our resource attorneys will review all of your current documents and provide their findings. At this time, we will begin gathering the necessary data from you which includes both objective and subjective information. Upon completion of the data gathering process, we will begin to design the estate based on your goals and desires. We will then oversee the document drafting and review those documents until they are in an executable form. The final step is the transfer of asset(s) to their respective entity.
Business Transitioning Planning
This is the process necessary to prompt you to get from your current operations status to your ultimate succession point. This requires assisting you to create systems and processes necessary within the business to facilitate more effective growth. It includes the organization of an efficient business management team with proper benefits assuring that the team stays intact. This may require the utilization of outsourced experts to ensure that all areas of your financial life work as effectively as possible.
Income Tax & Asset Planning
We build upon current tax planning by working with your CPA to discover planning opportunities for maximum tax savings. This includes reduction and/or elimination of ordinary income, capital gains and estate taxes through comprehensive balance sheet and income statement engineering.
This area covers qualified, as well as non-qualified, retirement planning for the individual client or for the business owner's employees. This may include defined contribution or benefit plans, salary continuation, deferred compensation or any other conventional retirement planning solutions.
Recommendations are made after careful analysis of your current and future planning needs, goals and objectives.
Tax Exempt Planning
This area includes the analysis and utilization of IRS approved strategies that effectively reduce or eliminate ordinary income, capital gain and estate taxes. If you are motivated to save taxes, you should explore these options not only for the consequential tax benefits but also for the opportunity to "transfer values" that other planning strategies fail to accomplish.
A new level of thought and consideration goes into this final step. Each client is different and has a unique vision of what they would like their legacy to be. We work with our resources to effectuate a customized legacy plan for each of our clients and their family. This may include a building's naming rights, a book or a family-made video to be shown at a wedding anniversary party. This is a very emotional and time consuming process which ultimately may provide the greatest fulfillment.
This material is not intended to replace the advice of a qualified tax professional. Before making any financial commitment, consult with your tax adviser.
Our approach considers every aspect of your financial needs.