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Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate Administration

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Our Firm offers expert services in family law matters namely probate and administration, trusts, estate planning and will drafting.

Family Law

We have an experienced team of family business lawyers who can assist you in a number of matters related to estate planning as well as probate and administration. Our services offerings include: Drafting of a Family Constitution; Drafting of a Shareholders’ agreement in line with IFC Handbook on Family-Owned Businesses; Aligning your company’s Memorandum and Articles of Association to the shareholders’ agreement;

Transfer of family properties to a family holding company (for ease of administration and tax efficiency) and procuring the requisite tax exemptions on transfer of family properties such a vehicle; Creating of an effective group structure (where there are more than one companies); Company secretarial issues; Corporate governance advisory; Executive Managers/directors’ contracts and their remuneration structure including HR Manual; Wills and family trusts; Set up of a Family foundation or Charity; Planning and executing a Succession Planning Strategy. Succession Planning.

At CM Advocates, we have an experienced team of family business lawyers who can assist you in a number of matters related to estate planning as well as probate and administration. Our services offerings include:

  • Drafting of a Family Constitution;
  • Drafting of a Shareholders’ agreement in line with IFC Handbook on Family-Owned Businesses;
  • Aligning your company’s Memorandum and Articles of Association to the shareholders’ agreement;
  • Transfer of family properties to a family holding company (for ease of administration and tax efficiency) and procuring the requisite tax exemptions
  • Company secretarial issues; Corporate governance advisory;
  • Executive Managers/directors’ contracts and their remuneration structure including HR Manual;
  • Wills and family trusts;
  • Set up of a Family foundation or Charity;
  • Planning and executing a Succession Planning Strategy and Succession Planning

This in undoubtedly the most important business decision that you can make as business owner, and undeniably the toughest. For a family business, succession is a once in a lifetime decision. Perhaps no undertaking has as much potential to exacerbate the special stresses or, conversely, highlight the special advantages of operating a family business.

Why come to think with us? And as if the business, emotional, legal and technical issues weren’t thorny enough, consider this daunting fact: only about 30 per cent of family businesses survive into a second generation. As shy as many families may be to tackle the issue of succession planning, the health and longevity of a family business depend on a well-executed succession planning, developing a robust plan and communicating the results to the right stakeholders in a timeous manner. Doing so will increase the likelihood of your business enduring beyond the leadership transition, delivering lasting value to your family.

At CM Advocates Uganda’ family business services, we have a professional legal and¬†business-minded team dedicated to helping family business owners develop an effective succession plan. Further, we shall also assist you in each step in the execution of the plan, so that the whole process runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

If a sale is the best option, we work with you to get the best price for your business by identifying the right buyer, while respecting your confidentiality. Tax-efficient structuring. Succession planning is one area where your leverage tends to diminish with time. The decisions you make will affect the future of your business, customers, employees, community and, most importantly, yourself and your family. Therefore, it is often wise to solidify a business succession plan sooner rather than later.

We invite you to contact us to explore how we can help you h1rn your biggest challenge into one of your biggest opportunities by creating a legacy of success.

Probate & Administration

In probate and administration matters we seek to facilitate the succession process and resolve any family disputes arising. We explore alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to settle family disputes and expediently conclude court processes.

We seek to facilitate the succession process and resolve any family disputes arising. We explore alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to settle family disputes and expediently conclude court processes.  Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning.

The firm’s Estate Planning Department assists families to preserve, create, comprehensive estate planning techniques such as creation of family holding companies, family limited partnerships, qualified personal residence trusts, irrevocable life insurance trust, charitable gifts, self-canceling installment notes and private annuities among others.

Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning</p> <p>

The firm’s Estate Planning Department assists families to preserve, create, diversify and grow family wealth by employing sophisticated and comprehensive estate planning techniques such as creation of family holding companies, family limited partnerships, qualified personal residence trusts, irrevocable life insurance trust, charitable gifts, self-canceling installment notes and private annuities among others.