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Showing 5 posts from January 2015.

In the Uniform Code We Trust: Basic Provisions of Kentucky's Uniform Trust Code

Kentucky recently followed 27 other states in enacting the Uniform Trust Code ("UTC"), which went into effect on July 15th of last year. The sweeping provisions of the UTC will apply to all types of express trusts, even those created prior to the effective date of the law, so it is important for trustees, settlors and beneficiaries to have a thorough understanding of the new law. More >

Problems and solutions in business succession planning, P.2

planning their exit from the company. We’ve already briefly discussed the importance of planning for a fitting successor, emphasizing that it is important to begin this process sooner rather than later. More >

Problems and solutions in business succession planning, P.1

As we’ve previously mentioned on this blog, business succession planning is critical in maintaining the strength and integrity of a business during and after changes of leadership. Experts in business planning say that businesses must start early to ensure they put together an intelligent strategy for succession. More >

Determining how to structure your family farm business, P.2

In our last post, we began looking at the issue of business planning within the context of a family farm business. We’ve already spoken about the importance of appropriately structuring a family farm business because of the potential tax consequences. Between the various forms of business structure, tax applications vary considerably. Although this is a big issue to plan for, here we’d like to talk briefly about the way structuring a farm business can impact ownership and management of a family farm. More >

Determining how to structure your family farm business, P.1

Regardless of the type of business you run, you need to put a well-thought-out business plan in place. Business planning covers all aspects of a business, from its legal structure, to marketing, to succession planning. Without putting a viable plan in place covering each important aspect of the business, companies are taking a risk. This applies as much to a family farm businesses as to multinational corporations.  More >

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