Companies seeking to transition ownership or wealth are represented by Schwabe.

Assisting your business
every step of the way.

Our lawyers are well-versed in helping our Real Estate & Construction and Consumer Products, Manufacturing & Retail clients navigate each step of their companies’ lifecycle — from the initial business idea to transitioning leadership.


  • Developed and implemented business transition plans for family-owned and closely held businesses in the construction, manufacturing, professional services, healthcare, and other industries.
  • Represented a privately held company in stock redemption from a founder/majority shareholder and the transition of ownership to key management.
  • Implemented a stock redemption plan for multi-generational, family-owned manufacturing company.
  • Developed an employee stock plan to allow a closely held construction company to expand ownership to key employees.
  • Handled contested division of ownership of family business interests.
  • Advised family-owned companies with development of professional board of directors.
  • Worked with successful business owner to establish basic estate planning immediately while creating and implementing a succession plan that diversified his estate while providing for the ongoing success of his business.
  • Serves as general corporate counsel for Leupold & Stevens, a fifth generation family-owned business that is the leader in hunting and recreational optics.

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