One of the speakers, Vino Farms president John Ledbetter, will share his experience drawing up a succession plan for his family's multi-generational business.
"Succession planning is just as important as estate planning," Ledbetter
told Wines & Vines
during an interview about the Unified program.
"I don't think it's ever too early to start."
For those worried about broaching difficult topics such as death and illness, Ledbetter
has a warning: "The government has a plan for you" if you don't have your own succession plan in place.
"You're not going to like it, and your family is not going to like it," he
says of estate tax law.
"It's just as important to plan for who is going to run the business as who is going to own the business," he