Those who run family-owned businesses often underestimate the need for a succession plan. But you can’t assume an ownership transition will go smoothly just because everyone involved is family. Some family members may want to continue with the business; others may want to sell it. A thorough succession plan will answer questions about future ownership and any potential sale so successors don’t have to scramble or squabble during an emotionally difficult time. The key to making any plan work is to clearly communicate it with all stakeholders. We can help.