Ownership and Leadership Transition: Pathways to Success

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 4pm EDT

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Description: 

How do firms succeed in transitioning ownership and leadership? What options are available to a firm founder who is approaching retirement? How can successors truly leverage the knowledge and connections of the founder? We will explore these questions and others with scenarios that illustrate the key qualities of different pathways to successful transitions. Along with a case study illustration, this live course will include live commentary by a founder who is currently in the ownership transition process. There will be ample time for questions from webinar viewers.

Hosted by the Small Firm Exchange (SFx).

Learning objectives

  • Discover the importance of setting goals and understanding preferred outcomes in planning for ownership transition.
  • Understand options for ownership transition pathways depending on timeframe to retirement and openness to sharing leadership.
  • Explore best practices for identifying the right person to be a successor and how to create a framework for a partnership agreement.
  • Learn the framework of financial metrics for determining return on investment for the retiring firm owner and the new owner in an internal ownership transfer.

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 $40  non-member
 $25  member
1.00 LU

Instructors

  • Rena M. Klein Headshot

    Rena M. Klein

    FAIA

    Vice President of Investment Partnerships | Charrette Venture Group

    Rena leads CVG’s Investment Partnership Program. She has been instrumental in fostering connections...
  • Michael W. Lassel

    ,AIA

    Founder and Principal Architect, Lassel Architects

    Michael founded Lassel Architects in 1989 with a focus on designing high performance buildings and...
  • Chris Schmitt Headshot

    Chris Schmitt

    AIA

    Founding Partner | RoehrSchmitt Architecture

    Chris Schmitt has been practicing architecture for 35 years and is one of the founding partners at...