Recorded Webinar: Mechanisms to Deal with Succession and Control of Family Businesses in Blended Families


Date:  22nd January 2018

Duration:  approx. 1.5 hours

This session looks at control of family businesses, appropriate structures and ways to avoid family disputes when blended families are involved.  From who should own the shares to the use of corporate appointors and family agreements, this session will look at the difficult challenges facing blended families when there is a business involved.  It covers:

  • Managing the control of businesses owned by blended family members – what are your options?
    • control – where does the control sit and how can it be managed?
    • corporate trustees
    • who should own the shares?
  • Nomination of independent third parties – how can you make provision for this?
  • Minimising disputes between blended family members – what strategies can be implemented before death?
    • family agreements
    • mutual wills
    • statements of wishes
  • What happens when the ex-spouse is involved as a partner in the business?
Our presenter

Daniel Smedley, Principal, Sladen Legal, Melbourne

Daniel enjoys solving complex taxation and trust law issues for private enterprises who share his entrepreneurial spirit. He is a trusted confidant in designing and implementing robust personal and business succession plans. Daniel’s commitment to protecting and enhancing the commercial and personal interests of his clients consistently delivers great outcomes.

Daniel looks to lead and guide change through his role as chair of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Taxation and Revenue Law Committee, and as a regular presenter at state and national industry conventions, conferences and workshops.

He is a Chartered Tax Advisor with The Tax Institute, accredited as a specialist in Taxation Law with the Law Institute of Victoria, and the principal author of the Trust Structures Guide, recognised by The Tax Institute as "the leading resource for anyone advising on trusts, structuring and planning issues".

In February 2016, Daniel was named one of Australia's “Best Lawyers of the Year” in the practice of tax law. The list is compiled by United States peer-review company Best Lawyers and was published in the Australian Financial Review.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers and accountants throughout Australia who advise in estate planning matters. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

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Product Code: WBBJAN18
 Price:  $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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