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Business Ownership and Personal Wealth are Intertwined

Business owners face unique challenges, but articulating your concerns and prioritizing your goals can help create a plan for the future.

Whether you own a multigenerational family business, a company that is destined to be sold for an optimal price, or a business entity that serves as an investment vehicle, we can provide you with a variety of value-added services as either an advisor or trustee.

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Preparing to Sell Your Business

Key wealth planning considerations for selling a business.

Kevin M. Harris

Kevin M. Harris

Managing Director of the Family Business Group
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Kevin M. Harris

Kevin M. Harris

Managing Director of the Family Business Group
 

Kevin M. Harris is a Senior Vice President at The Northern Trust Company, Chicago. He is the Managing Director of the Family Business Group which consists of a team of professionals who manage, value, advise and act in officer and director capacities for closely-held entities held by Northern Trust in either an advisory or fiduciary capacity.

Mr. Harris has extensive experience in income, gift and estate tax planning as well as the administration, management and governance of closely held business entities. Kevin serves in an officer and /or director capacity in a number of companies held in the Family Business Group’s portfolio which Northern Trust holds in a fiduciary capacity. He engages with business owners in addressing their needs and in developing strategies to assist them in achieving their goals.

Mr. Harris assists Northern Trust relationship managers in addressing the “family dynamics” that many times surround the ownership of closely-held businesses. He has also had hands-on involvement with overseeing the provision of advisory services to business owners including engagements addressing strategic planning, governance, business restructurings and the marketing and sale of closely held entities.

He joined Northern Trust in February 2005 after having spent 12 years in the Family Office industry. Most recently, Mr. Harris served in a CFO role for a first generation Family Office and held officer and director level positions in a number of its portfolio companies. He has hands-on experience working with companies ranging from start-ups to mid-size businesses including both organizations that are growing as well as those requiring “change-management.” Previously, Mr. Harris worked in public accounting including seven years with Arthur Andersen, Chicago.

Mr. Harris is a Certified Public Accountant and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®)

Business Owner Services

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