Best Practices for Mandatory Retirement

Time to retire clock faceThe work retired partners should – and shouldn’t – do if they stay on.

By Bill Reeb and Dominic Cingoranelli
CPA Trendlines / Succession Institute

Once “fair” retirement benefits have been determined, for this moment in time, we can move on to the next step in building our succession plan. The reason I mention that we are simply putting stakes in the ground is because as we set additional stakes in the ground, those new stakes might require us to rethink a decision made when setting a previous stake.

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For example, if the firm later establishes premium perks for past owners who want to continue to work for the firm after sale of ownership, then that might require reassessing the retirement benefit calculation agreed to when setting that earlier stake (because in the end, the retirement benefit is about the whole package offered, not just one component).