Tax Planning Basics: It Pays to Plan in Advance!


This week on the Business Transitions Summit Podcast, host Tom Bronson chats with Ryan Gardner, Founder of Gardner Firm, PLLC. Together, they explore the importance of tax planning and its impact on a business’s ability to experience a proper exit. Listen now to hear more about Ryan Gardner’s success stories and why you should come see him at the Business Transitions Summit!

Ryan Gardner is a tax, mergers and acquisition attorney with approximately nine years (April 2001 to April 2010) of experience working for international law firms in Houston, Texas, and Columbia, South Carolina.  His experience in the international law firms includes working at Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP; Haynes and Boone, LLP; Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP; and Fulbright & Jaworski LLP. During those approximately nine years, he worked on tax matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, private equity offerings, public offerings, and private equity funds, to name a few. For approximately one and one-half years (May 2010 to January 2012), Ryan worked at a small local law firm learning that he could develop his own book of business.  For the last twelve plus years (February 2012 through today), Ryan has been running his own law firm, Gardner Firm, primarily involved in mergers and acquisitions, private equity offerings, structuring and restructuring business organizations, as well as tax planning primarily in individual tax, partnership tax and corporate tax.

Tom Bronson is a serial entrepreneur and business owner. He is currently the founder and President of Mastery Partners, Mastery Mergers & Acquisitions, and the Business Transition Summit. All three companies empower business owners to maximize business value and serve business owners in different capacities to help them achieve their dream exit. As a business owner, Tom has been in your situation a hundred times and knows what it takes to craft the right strategy. Bronson is passionate about helping business owners and has the experience to do it. Tom has two books to help business owners on their journey to a dream exit: “Maximize Business Value Playbook,” (2023), and “Maximize Business Value, Begin with the EXIT in Mind,” (2020). Both are available on Amazon.

The Business Transitions Summit is a transformative one-day event empowering business owners with strategies for value-building and dream exits. The mission is to change the lives of business owners by educating them on building business value and understanding transitions so they can achieve the exit of their dreams.

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