As we reflect on 2017, we thank our blog subscribers for making Family Business Advocates a great success. In case you missed them, below are some of our most popular blog posts from 2017:
- Our family philanthropy series
- Our family office series
- Our updates on the proposed (and ultimately withdrawn) IRS regulations affecting valuation discounts for family business owners
- Our post Emergency Succession: Lessons from Nick Saban and Dabo Swinney. (Following the January 8 College Football National Championship, D. posted: “See! It really works!” and pointed out that a “well trained, well prepared and team supported” backup quarterback for the University of Alabama was the MVP of the game.)
We also hosted two well-attended and thought-provoking events with our clients and friends. In February, we hosted “Economic and Legislative Outlook for Family Business Owners,” and in November, we hosted “Transitions in the Family Business, Conversations with Family Business Owners and Leaders.” Our “Transitions” event was followed by several blog posts highlighting insights from the family business owners and leaders who were panelists at the event.
Looking ahead, we expect that the recently enacted federal tax reform legislation will remain a dominant topic in 2018. The new tax law has already generated a substantial amount of commentary from accounting firms, law firms and other advisors. In the coming weeks, our Family Business Advocates blog will focus on key elements of the new tax law that impact family business owners. We plan to host an event for clients and friends in early March to discuss and exchange ideas about how the new tax law may impact, and create opportunities for, family business owners.
Please be on the lookout for our upcoming blog posts on the new tax law, and stay tuned for more information about our event planned for March.