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Family Business Services

As the pioneers of family business services in Ireland and with experience spanning two decades, we at BDO pride ourselves in being the recognised authority on Irish family business issues.

Central to our philosophy is a respect for the sensitivity and privacy of personal family issues. We believe that while specialist services can address the technical issues affecting a business, it is only through an appreciation and understanding of the family that deep and lasting solutions can be found.

To date, family business issues have centered on succession planning and in particular the role of the founder in managing succession. It has also been our experience however, that the identification and grooming of the successor can be the lynchpin to future operational success in the business. For this reason, the focus of our research this year will be on acquiring a deeper understanding of this group and identifying ways to better address their specific needs.

Our Family Business Services include advice on the following:

  • Establishing a family council process
  • Managing succession
  • Formalizing a family constitution
  • Improving communication
  • Strategic business planning and corporate finance for families
  • Tax Planning for family businesses
  • Personal wealth management
  • Conflict resolution and mediation services.

For a confidential discussion on any of our services , contact our Family Business team of  Liam Hession or Paul Nestor

Key Contacts

Paul Nestor

Taxation Partner


Tel: +353 61 414 455
Email: pnestor@bdo.ie

Liam Hession

Audit Partner


Tel: +353 61 414 455
Email: lhession@bdo.ie

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BDO is a firm of registered auditors and is registered to carry on audit work in Ireland and the UK by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. Details about our audit registration can be viewed at www.auditregister.org.uk under reference number 223876. BDO is also authorised to carry on investment business in the Republic of Ireland by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.