Chris Curtin talks about Exit Strategy Seminar | May 5 Orlando, FL

Whether you want to exit your business in six months or six years, the proper strategies need to be formulated and executed. This factual and hard-hitting 4 hours will give you the information you need to successfully Exit from business ownership after a lifetime of hard work. Continue reading

Seminar this Thursday at Stetson’s Celebration Campus…

In these tough economic times, it is more important than ever to plan ahead. That is why it gives me great pleasure to invite you and your clients to a seminar on Planning Your Exit from Business Ownership. This seminar … Continue reading

How the Stimulus Package of 2009 Can Help Your Small Business, Diana Fitzpatrick

(This is a great article by the legal editor of, Chris) The economic stimulus package (Recovery and Reinvestment Act) includes tax, loan, and investment provisions for businesses. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (commonly called the “stimulus … Continue reading

A Tax Warning for Buyers, Sellers and Investors in Businesses

I was talking to a friend at a Private Equity Group today who found out that a company they own a portion of is behind on federal withholding taxes. He does not know how big the problem is, but he … Continue reading

How to Tap into your 401k or IRA to buy a Business using a VERSA

You can utilizing a Versatile Entrepreneur Retirement Savings Account Plan (VERSA). The VERSA Plan structure allows you to rollover your 401(k), or other qualified plan, into the equity of a new or existing business without the burden of taxes or … Continue reading

The Structured Sale, A different method of tax deferral

The Structured Sale is a unique type of installment sale whereby specific installment payments are secured by an annuity   issued by a major, well-known life insurance company.  The Structured Sale is established pursuant to Internal Revenue Code 453, Installment Sales. … Continue reading

Upcoming Seminar in Orlando

Topic: “Planning Your Exit from Business Ownership” Presenters: Frank Mock, Lowndes, Drosdick & Chris Curtin, Bankers Advocate Sponsor: The Law firm of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. Location: Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., Orlando Date: December … Continue reading

IRS Increases Mileage Rates through Dec. 31, 2008

IR-2008-82, June 23, 2008 WASHINGTON  The Internal Revenue Service today announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rates for the final six months of 2008. Taxpayers may use the optional standard rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating … Continue reading

Two Exit Planning Seminars this Thursday & Friday

Later this week on June 19th in Ft Myers and June 20th in Ft Lauderdale, I am participating in two Planning Your Exit from Business Ownership Seminars. BB&T, Ruden McClosky, and Richard Hall CPA are my gracious sponsors. Whether you want to Exit … Continue reading