Law Offices of John E. McCullough PLC - estate planning

Washington, D.C. Business Succession Planning Attorney

Taking Control of the Inevitable

Eventually, you will leave your business. Every business owner does. Unfortunately, too many successful businessmen make the mistake of not planning for the inevitable, taking everything they have built over a lifetime of hard work and leaving it up to chance.

At the Law Offices of John E. McCullough, we help clients throughout the Washington, D.C. Metro Area take control of the inevitable through clear and orderly business succession planning. We will determine what you need to get out of your business and attain the lifestyle you want, and will then pair you with a team of professionals to create and implement your exit plan.

Helping You Think Through Your Priorities

Here is a rather disturbing fact: Over 90% of U.S. businesses are owned by families, but less than one-third of them are successfully passed on from one generation to the next. Knowing this, ask yourself this question: What do you want for your future, your family and your business?

Still thinking? That's understandable. It is not an easy question to answer. Here is how we can help you find an answer and get to exactly where you want to be:

  • We will discuss your priorities. What do you want from your business? Do you want to monetize it? Sell it to employees or a third party? Pass it on to your children? Answering these questions will be crucial to creating a successful exit plan.
  • Once we know your goals, we will create a team of professionals to help you create a an exit plan tailored to your needs. We will draw upon the knowledge and experience of accountants, insurance agents, financial experts and specialists in mergers and acquisitions.
  • We will execute your plan. It is one thing to draw up a plan, it is quite another to actually carry it out. We will ensure that each part of your business succession plan is implemented by coordinating with each professional of your team.

Perhaps you already have some business advisors but not a whole team, or you have a team, but you need a project manager to oversee it all. We can assist you with exit planning in any of these situations.

Free Attorney Consultation

Business succession planning is about thinking hard about your priorities. It is about developing a goal, and realizing that goal with careful execution. At the Law Offices of John E. McCullough, we can help you get there. Call us at 202-265-8777 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer. Our office is located on McPherson Square Washington, D.C. We also have meeting locations in Northern Virginia and Maryland.

Law Offices of John E. McCullough, PLC

Law Offices of John E. McCullough
1413 K Street NW, Fifteenth Floor
Washington, DC 20005

Meeting Locations
King Street Station: 1800 Diagonal Road ,Suite 600, Alexandria, VA
Tysons Corner: 8200 Greensboro Drive, Suite 900, McLean, Virginia 22102
Reston Town Center: 1818 Library Street, Suite 500 Reston, Virginia 20190
Rosslyn: 1001 19th Street, North, Suite 1200, Arlington, VA 22209
One Bethesda Center: 4800 Hampden Lane, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814
Chevy Chase: 5425 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 600, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Phone: 202-265-8777
Fax: 202-265-1900
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Based in Washington, D.C., the attorney at the Law Offices of John E. McCullough serves clients throughout the Washington, D.C. Metro Area, including the Virginia counties of Fairfax County, Arlington County, Loudon County; the Maryland counties of Montgomery County and Prince Georges County; the Virginia cities of Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, Great Falls, Falls Church, Reston, Springfield, Herndon, Leesburg, Oakton and Manassas; and the Maryland cities of Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Fort Washington, Bowie and Upper Marlboro.