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  • Firm Publishes
    Updated Relocation Guide    

    Florida is a beautiful place to visit, and Sarasota is an extraordinary place to live—not only for the richness of its culture, but also for its natural beauty and lifestyle.

    Williams Parker’s roots run deep in Sarasota’s business, civic, and social landscape. Since our founding in 1925, we have helped new residents navigate legal issues in matters concerning real estate, estate planning, employment law, business succession, and tax planning.

    Our recently updated Florida Relocation Guide is designed to be a practical and relevant resource for anyone new or considering a move to the area.

  • Firm Publishes Requisite VII -
    The Private Foundation Edition

    Williams Parker recently published its seventh edition of “Requisite,” the firm’s thought-leadership publication offering insights on legal issues. The current edition focuses on achieving philanthropic goals through private foundations and alternative vehicles, and includes an interview with Charles Barancik, philanthropist and founder of the Barancik Foundation. The publication also includes articles that delve into the duties and responsibilities of private foundation boards, compensation of directors, succession planning, legacy preservation, alternate giving structures, and ongoing operations. View the latest edition here.

  • What Is Business Succession
    Planning, Anyway?    

    Shareholder John Wagner recently sat down with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune to discuss business succession planning. He addresses why and when business owners should consider succession planning and provides tips for getting started.

  • A Proactive Approach to
    Help Clients' Businesses Operate Smoothly in Times of Transition

    Effective business succession planning requires that business owners contemplate many different possible business transition periods, not just planning that is effective upon death. Accordingly, the advising attorney must work with the business owner to plan for continued business operations during periods of the owner’s temporary or permanent incapacity, another owner’s transition event, and death of the owner. However, all such planning must strive to preserve the business owner’s objectives, tax planning, and business operations procedures that were established by and remain valuable to the owner. Continue Reading >>

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