Jonathan W. Michael Presents At FABTECH

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For the second consecutive year the Firm’s Jonathan W. Michael was a featured speaker at the annual FABTECH trade show and conference. This year’s presentation, entitled “Business Succession Planning — Common Issues Facing Capital Intensive Firms and How to Navigate the Maze of Family, Shareholders and the Tax Laws,” took place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas in November.

FABTECH is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing trade show. More than 1,300 exhibiting manufacturing companies from the United States, Canada and Mexico were on hand for the show.

“It was a great opportunity to spend time with business owners and to learn more about their businesses and the business succession planning issues they encounter on a daily basis,” said Jonathan. “Although it is only one segment of the U.S. manufacturing market, it was terrific to experience its vitality.”

Spending time with business owners, Jonathan shared various business succession implementation strategies. He made clear  the importance of business succession planning increases with the improving economy and how the absence of a business succession plan often leads to leadership struggles, family infighting, tax burdens and, ultimately, to the demise of the business itself. 

In addition to the numerous professional educational seminars on a wide range of topics, including business succession planning, asset protection planning, and the transfer and taxation of collections and collectibles, Jonathan is scheduled to teach his “Business Succession Planning” course at The John Marshall Law School in 2017. 

For more information on FABTECH or business succession planning, please contact Jonathan at 312/840-7049 or

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