In a recent podcast produced by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Gunster attorney Brian Sparks joins the discussion on special industry concerns as they relate to estate planning for family businesses. Sparks is accompanied by Kevin Matz and Mike Witty as they discuss how third-party control may impact the estate planning process for a family business.
Sparks weighs in on the estate planning process for family businesses and how various third-parties can control this process, making it difficult at times. Furthermore, Sparks expresses the importance of communicating with a client directly in order to understand their knowledge of the process and the family involvement within their business.
Brian Sparks is a dual-board certified wills, trusts, estates, and tax law attorney whose practice includes tax, estate, asset protection, and privacy protection planning for wealthy individuals, business executives, professionals, and closely-held businesses, as well as tax controversy matters against the Internal Revenue Service and probate and trust litigation. He is a fellow of ACTEC and serves on its asset protection and business planning committees.
Listen to the full podcast: Special industry concerns as they relate to estate planning for family businesses.