Webinar: Ego, Family, Death and Taxes: Planning for Business Succession

There’s a lot that’s out of our hands when we die. Luckily, making sure the businesses we worked hard to build live on in good hands is one thing we can control—through smart business succession planning. RIT’s Daniel Tessoni and tax expert Mark Blood join us to lead us in a frank, practical discussion of the ins and outs of succession planning. Whether a small business owner or a corporate leader, this webinar will provide you with

  • a step-by-step look at what planning for business succession entails for you, your heirs, and your company,
  • a simple timeline outlining priorities when planning a business succession,
  • and the role of board governance within a business succession plan.

Presenters: Daniel Tessoni, assistant professor of accounting, RIT’s Saunders College of Business and Mark Blood, founding partner and director of tax services, DeJoy, Knauf and Blood LLP


Daniel Tessoni is an assistant professor of accounting in RIT’s Saunders College of Business and a CPA. He has presented seminars and executive programs on accounting and finance-related issues to numerous companies, including Constellation Brands, ITT Industries Eastman Kodak, Xerox, Bausch & Lomb, Chase Manhattan Bank, First Empire Bank and Apple Computer. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of ACC Corp., a publicly held, long-distance and cellular telephone company, from 1987 until 1998 when the company was purchased by AT&T. He currently serves on the board of several privately held corporations.

A founding partner and director of tax services at DeJoy, Knauf and Blood LLP, Mark Blood is valued by clients as an excellent tax technician and an astute businessperson. As director of DeJoy, Knauf and Blood’s Business Tax & Advisory Services practice, Mark oversees the overall operation of the firm’s tax practice and coordinates all client service matters. He specializes in the tax planning and compliance needs of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. He has provided merger and acquisition consultation, tax planning and compliance, consultation, and business advisory services to clients in the manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, physician and professional services, retail, real estate, construction, hospitality, financial services, and not-for-profit industries.

Within a week after the live webinar, you can also find the recording of this webinar here.

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When and Where
September 27, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Open to the Public

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