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Equity and Ownership Structures

Professional service firms should regularly review their equity and ownership structures to ensure that they are still fit for purpose and not trapped in outdated historical or traditional models. In order to offer fair protection and career planning for all owners as partners are promoted, develop and ultimately retire, the traditional partnership model has at times become unwieldy and rigid firms may need to consider changing to a more corporate structure. In many cases, the model continues to have a short-term financial focus with an accent mainly on the current year’s profitability, with little investment for the future. The imperative is for a structure that offers greater flexibility and that allows for a longer-term view.

We can help with the choice of a fair and flexible structure depending on