As Principal Consultant of Business Transition Consulting ("BTC") Rick Riebesell specializes in finding solutions for the problems of owners of closely-held (owner-managed) businesses, Rick works with business owners to focus on results that create wealth from ownership of a business interest.
Rick is a lawyer who practiced litigation and business law for over thirty years. He is experienced in business transactions of all types and understands sophisticated estate planning. He has a special interest in the problems of family-owned enterprises. He is experienced in transactions involving the sale and acquisition of businesses and has helped clients plan and accomplish mergers, tax-free reorganizations, and acquisitions. He assists clients in searching for appropriate businesses, accomplishes investigations of businesses, and implements acquisitions of businesses. Rick conducts presentations concerning business succession issues. Rick has drafted, negotiated, and accomplished the execution of complex shareholder and buy-sell agreements as a part of succession planning for business clients. He has coordinated the client's estate planning with the planning for the client's business interest and distributions from qualified plans. Having drafted entity documents and obtained exemptions for private foundations, public charities, and supporting organizations, Rick has extensive experience with charitable giving.
Rick graduated from Colorado College with a B.A. in Economics cum laude. He graduated from the University of Colorado Law School. He taught Managerial Economics and Risk Management in the MBA program at Morrison University.
Business Succession Planning - Forms and Practice Manual published by Data Trace Publishing Company is Rick's book written for other advisors.