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One of the biggest disruptions to family-owned companies is a lack of clarity regarding shareholder liquidity.


This webcast will examine leading practices for creating a liquidity strategy and plan that balances the short-and long-term capital needs of your business and your family as they continue to grow. The webcast will cover common liquidity alternatives and options, the design of a dividend policy, and financial modeling required to support the development of a shareholder liquidity plan.


Sean Aylward is a managing director in Ernst & Young’s National Tax Department—Succession and Generational Wealth Management practice. Sean’s primary focus is advising privately held enterprises and their owners and family members on the complex issues of business succession, governance, and transfer tax planning. Sean has over 26 years of experience advising individuals, business entities, estates and trusts on a wide variety of tax and transactional matters, including estate plan design and implementation, wealth transfer planning, business succession planning, and trust and estate administration.

Dom Venditti is a manager in Ernst & Young’s Family Enterprise Business Services practice. Dom provides business and financial advisory support to assist clients in achieving the growth, development and long-term ownership goals of their private businesses. His current responsibilities include developing financial models and analysis to support private middle-market clients related to their growth ambitions, liquidity needs, and capitalization plans. He also supports the enablement of successful transitions of businesses between generations through the development of effective family and business governance systems.

Discover how to strategically balance the short and long-term capital needs of your family-owned business and the growing liquidity needs of your owners. Gain practical insights into how to create a resilient shareholder liquidity plan that promotes a patient capital base and the continued growth of the business.

What are the common risks associated with shareholder liquidity planning in family-owned businesses, and what strategies can be implemented to manage these risks effectively?

How can a family-owned business strike a balance between the company’s financial needs and the shareholders’ liquidity needs?

What factors need to be considered in designing a liquidity policy that best fits the interests and needs of a family-owned business and its owners?

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