Succession planning is a crucial aspect of any business’s future. We have experience working with business men and women who own small businesses, medium-sized businesses and family businesses as they work to ensure the continued success of their companies. Whether you are considering a personal estate plan or looking forward to your future retirement, it is wise to also consider what will happen to your business when you are no longer there.

The Atlanta business succession attorneys at Friedman, Dever & Merlin, can review key contracts, operating documents and other agreements while developing a business succession plan, customized to satisfy your goals. Additionally, for the convenience of our clients, we can help them draft a comprehensive estate plan for peace of mind.


We understand that your succession plan is an investment in the future success of your business. Putting documents in place that ensure the proper running of your business can also lay out a strong, effective strategy for long-term growth. Depending on the scope of your business, a strong succession plan can encourage employee, supplier and customer confidence. This commitment to your future success highlights your ability to consider how the business might look after you are no longer there and at the same time provide future income for your family.

We will thoroughly investigate your operational documents and any partnership agreements that must be addressed in your succession plan. No matter your age or the maturity of your business, it is wise to consider a succession plan before an unexpected crisis devastates the company.

Our Atlanta office can be reached by phone or through email. No matter where you are, we encourage you to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your business’s future with a skilled lawyer.


At Friedman, Dever & Merlin, we encourage you to meet with us to discuss your current and future legal needs. We encourage you to call us at 404-236-8600 or send us a confidential email to schedule your consultation with a lawyer.

Although our office is in Atlanta, we know that business happens everywhere. We are able to accommodate your company’s legal needs whether they arise in Georgia or elsewhere.