Internationally Renowned Business Consultant Publishes Article on Highlighting Importance of Estate Planning for Family Businesses

A Business Succession Consultant publishes an article sharing the key questions every family business owner should ask themselves.

WEST HARTFORD, Connecticut – January 3, 2022 – (

Jack Veale posted an article on the topic of succession planning for family business owners on This article is especially helpful because small business owners often neglect to create a succession plan to keep their business going. Without a succession plan, the business can be overwhelmed by power struggles, financial insecurity, and a lack of clear vision and values.

Jack Veale’s new article, titled Preparing your family business for your unexpected death, is an exploration of four critical questions addressing critical issues for leadership transition and business survival.

In this article, Jack Veale expertly guides the business owner to consider their core values, business value, and potential successors to create a comprehensive succession plan.

About Sudden Death Checklist

The “Sudden Death Checklist” was formulated by Jack Veale over a number of years, as he drew on his vast experience, research and practical experience to guide families through the process. stressful and difficult task of picking up the pieces and making plans for the future after the sudden and unexpected death of their husband, father and business owner. By planning ahead, a business owner can lighten some of this heavy burden on their family and business ahead of time. The “Sudden Death Checklist” is a complete list planning guide which is primarily used by financial advisers when working with the business owner to gather all the information the family will need in the event of a sudden death. From computer passwords to current business projects and banking documents, the Sudden Death Checklist process brings all the necessary documents together in one convenient place and ensures continuity in a difficult time.

About Jack Veale

Jack Veale, CMC, is an internationally renowned consultant advising private family businesses, including ESOP, on business succession, ownership strategy and leadership development. Jack uses a number of tools to assess the organization on culture, leadership and operational performance. Over the past 25+ years, Jack has helped hundreds of companies across many industries and countries, providing solutions spanning strategic planning, succession planning, corporate governance, team building and crisis management.

Jack is the author or co-author of several books, including “Creating Strategic Innovation”, “Don’t Do That! And “Sudden Death Checklist for Business Owners and Their Families / Employees”.


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Internationally Renowned Business Consultant Publishes Article on Highlighting Importance of Estate Planning for Family Businesses

Mary H. Martino