The ranchers we’ve worked with are fiercely independent and stubborn for results. They know long-term success is difficult and rare. They know real answers to their succession planning concerns may involve the tax, legal, and financial disciplines. But most don’t know who can help or where to get answers. When they contact Legacy by Design, it’s usually about protecting their interest and exercising some control over the operation, while offloading responsibilities to the next generation.
Many of today’s ranchers feel pushed to change by outside influences, but know what it takes to succeed in the cattle industry. They want to work with a proven entity, with someone who understands the complexities of their business and appreciates dedication. Most ranching professionals want to continue a legacy of multigenerational success. They’re sometimes confused by the planning process and overwhelmed by the issues that need to be addressed in planning for succession.
Our ranching clients want solutions for:
Since 2005 Legacy by Design’s four-part planning model has been helping ranch families across the U.S. plan for multigenerational success. Legacy’s comprehensive planning approach includes:
- 1Financial Security
Providing financial security begins with a solid financial plan, which includes managing risks, eliminating personal debt, and establishing an investment portfolio. The entire process is designed to gain peace of mind and maintain the lifestyle an owner desires.
- 2Ownership Transition
An effective ownership transition will protect assets, mitigate taxes, and minimize risk. This step is designed to efficiently manage the ownership transition to address the needs of the owner, wants of the family, and the demands of the operation.
- 3Leadership Structure
Succession depends on a management structure that allows those active and involved in the operation to control their own destiny. This phase is designed to establish a leadership structure that ensures management decisions are made by and for active and involved owners.
- 4Estate Plan
Estate planning strategies are complex and confusing. They involve legal terms, financial concepts, and tax terminology. This step in the process will provide equitable distributions for their children and financial security for their loved ones. Estate tax provisions will ensure an owner’s wishes are achieved.
Legacy by Design’s four-part comprehensive succession planning process is designed to generate results. It provides financial security in retirement, ensures a lifestyle for dependents, encourages continuing success in the operation, and promotes family harmony.
So, contact Kevin today for a consultation, we’ll address your questions, eliminate the confusion, and help you achieve peace of mind.