Business Succession: Divorce, Life Changes & Business Ownership

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A good business succession plan needs to cover many scenarios, and often people neglect to account for unexpected life changes or divorce.  Join us for a free webinar to learn about what key factors you should include in your succession plan and how to protect the business you built while redirecting its future.

Discussion topics:

  • What you need to know about the planning process and how this process can differ depending on business types and long-term goals
  • Which professionals business owners should bring in to help guide them through the business succession process
  • What mistakes are business owners making? Lessons learned from real life stories and examples
  • What business owners can do to prevent succession issues before they arise

Original air date: Thursday, November 18, 2021

Panel of experts

SeanocSean O’Connell

Partner & Chair, Corporate & Business Law Group
Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

With more than 25 years’ experience providing legal services, Sean helps clients manage the life and health of their businesses, including purchase and sales, acquisition, entity selection and creation as well as corporate dissolution, drafting, defending and challenging non-compete, and other restrictive covenants. He understands the needs of business owners in New Hampshire and is focused on reaching efficient and fair outcomes.

A native of Durham, New Hampshire, Sean received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire in 1987 and then went on to compete in the U.S. National Rowing Team for several years. He received his Juris Doctorate from UNH Law School in 1995. Sean is on the Board of Directors for the Dover Children’s home and previously served on the boards for the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce and the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire.

EarleEarle F. Rosse

Senior Manager of Commercial Lending
Service Credit Union

Earle has been with Service Credit Union since 2019 and leads the lending staff’s activity in originating new loan opportunities and managing the commercial loan portfolio.  Additionally, he assists the Manager of the Business Services Group with development of the vision and implementation of the strategy necessary for achieving the division’s goals.

Earle’s 43 years of commercial banking experience has been spent working at a variety of New England based financial institutions of various sizes from regional commercial banks to small community based organizations.  His experience spans a broad range of lending disciplines from large investment real estate financings to traditional C&I lending in both small business and middle market segments.

Earle is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island where he received both Bachelor’s and Master of Business Administration degrees.

Closson PatrickPatrick C. Closson

Director, Chair of Corporate Department and Chair of Healthcare Group
McLane Middleton

Patrick is a corporate and transactional lawyer who helps clients form, grow, and sell their businesses, and works with his clients to solve challenging problems with practical solutions. Patrick works with clients in five main areas: general corporate law, healthcare law matters, mergers and acquisitions, complex contracts, and succession planning.

John Murphy PictureJohn Murphy

Atlantic Management

John coordinates the firm’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), merger and acquisition, and ownership transition activities. He is instrumental in providing valuation and financial advisory services in connection with the implementation of ESOPs. He also represents buyers and sellers of middle market companies, and has negotiated and structured complex recapitalizations, leveraged and management buyouts, corporate acquisitions, and family business transfers. John teaches courses for business owners, attorneys and accountants on business valuation and business succession issues and is a frequent panelist at seminars sponsored by the ESOP Association.

Before joining Atlantic Management Company in 1989, John was affiliated with McLaughlin Research Corporation. Prior to that, he was a military intelligence analyst with the United States Air Force Electronic Security Command and served in the United States, Japan, and Greece.

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