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Succession Planning

Succession planning is an important part of any business's success. It is a process that helps to ensure the smooth transition of leadership and other key roles within an organization when there is a change in personnel or when existing employees leave for whatever reason. This process helps to identify potential replacements for key roles and provides the team with a clear understanding of how to move forward.

Planning the succession of your business can be a complex task. It requires careful consideration of multiple elements such as the qualifications and experience of potential successors, the availability of internal candidates to fill vacant roles, and any external recruiting that may be necessary. In addition, succession plans should include strategies for retaining top talent and ensuring smooth transitions within the organization.

Many businesses need legal assistance during this process, as they need to plan for the transfer of ownership and any other related legal issues. It is also important to consider tax implications and how inheritance laws may affect current or future owners. Having a qualified attorney review your succession plan is highly recommended.

Plan Your Company's Future

Succession planning can be a difficult process, but it is essential for business continuity and longevity. That's why the attorneys at Dooley Gembala are proud to provide our clients with the legal support they need to ensure successful succession planning. We understand the complexities of succession and are ready to help you plan for whatever transition lies ahead.

We offer services like:

  • Strategic planning and advice on succession plans.
  • Assistance in evaluating potential successors and creating a plan of action.
  • Legal counsel when it comes to transferring ownership and other legal matters related to succession planning.
  • Guidance on tax implications for current or future owners.
  • Reviewing documents such as wills, trusts, and other important documents.

If you need help with any aspect of succession planning, contact the experienced attorneys at Dooley Gembala today. We are committed to providing our clients with sound legal advice, personalized service, and creative solutions. Our goal is to ensure that your business succeeds in spite of any transitions or changes in personnel that may arise. Together, we can ensure that your business remains strong and successful for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is succession planning important?

Succession planning is essential for a business to continue its operations and remain successful even when there is a change in personnel or management. It ensures that the right people are in place to take over if needed, and it can also help with retaining top talent.

Who needs legal advice for succession planning?

Any business undergoing major transitions, such as transferring ownership should seek legal counsel. Even if you are not transferring ownership, it is important to have a qualified attorney review your succession plan and provide advice on estate planning and other related legal matters.

What happens if I don't have a succession plan?

Without a succession plan, your business may be vulnerable to unexpected changes in personnel or ownership. This can lead to disruption in operations and confusion among employees as well as difficulty transitioning key roles within the organization. A lack of planning can also put legal matters at risk. Having an effective succession plan in place is essential for ensuring the success of your business.

How can Dooley Gembala help?

At Dooley Gembala, we are committed to helping our clients plan for succession. Our experienced attorneys provide legal advice and guidance on every aspect of succession planning. We offer personalized service and creative solutions that will ensure your business remains strong and successful in the face of any transitions or changes. Contact us today to get started on your succession plan. You can reach us via phone at (440) 930-4001 or visit our firm at 5455 Detroit Road, Sheffield Village, Ohio 44054.


Dooley Gembala is among the top-rated law firms in the Lorain County area. From corporate litigation to family disputes, there is a specialized attorney at Dooley Gembala who can tend to your legal needs. With more than 30 practice areas, clients can rest assured that the attorneys at Dooley Gembala have the expertise and experience needed for successful outcomes. Schedule your consultation online here or give us a call at (440) 930-4001. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you! We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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