In today’s business world buzz words often heard at the executive table include exit planning, succession planning, and transition planning.  And you thought all you needed was strategic planning!  During this engaging and informative seminar, we will take a look at the different planning approaches and how they are inter-related.

CEO’s and owners will be challenged to think about their own companies in terms of succession readiness. Succession is not only a timed event, but an ongoing mindset of continuous improvement of your team.

Building your bench strength is all about having the right people in right seats and preparing your company to succeed in the absence of its key people.  


Earl Cohen focuses his practice in the broad areas of estate, business, asset protection planning, and estate administration, assisting his individual and business clients with the organization, operation and, when necessary, financial reorganization of their business and/or individual interests. He regularly provides professional business clients with asset protection strategies as part of their estate and business plans, and advises fiduciaries and beneficiaries on their obligations and rights. Earl also serves as counsel and special advisor to businesses ranging from food production to high-tech computer manufacturing and software.

Clients also benefit from his four decades of legal and business experience, the integrity Earl brings to respecting client confidences, and the powerful, wide-ranging analytical skills he deploys in helping new and emerging businesses grow their enterprises.

Chad Haldeman is a 25+ year sales and management professional with expertise in revenue development, strategic planning and execution, organizational leadership, structural innovation, and the creation of high performing teams.  His training with the Gallup organization has taught him to emphasize the importance of having the right talent in the right seats and gave him the tools to select and develop talented people to reach their fullest potential.  Having grown revenue and market share in all environments — booms, downturns, restructurings, acquisitions — Chad brings the same level of business expertise enjoyed by Fortune 500 firms to small and medium sized businesses to help them thrive. 

Chad partnered with Resultants For Business (RFB) in 2013.  As an RFB® Business Advisor, Chad works side-by-side with business owners and their management teams, providing clarity of thought and the courage to act in the best interest of the organization. 

About the Sponsors:

Resultants For Business (RFB) is a non-traditional business advisory firm serving entrepreneurs as a catalyst for breakthrough growth through: Strategic Execution, Value Acceleration, and Exit & Transition Strategy.  RFB turns complex problems into simple solutions by helping owners and their management teams implement the framework, disciplines and tools proven to make companies great. Visit for more information.

Hellmuth & Johnson PLLC, a Top 20 Minnesota law firm, represents clients ranging from individuals and emerging start-ups to large, multinational Fortune 500 companies. Hellmuth & Johnson attorneys are experts in their fields spanning many industries and sectors. Focusing on transactional law, litigation and appeals, the firm’s attorneys represent clients in practices ranging from construction, finance, patent, trademark and copyright litigation, business and real estate to estate planning and family law. Founded in 1994, Hellmuth & Johnson has become one of Minnesota’s fastest growing law firms. Learn more at

With questions regarding this event, please contact Katie at [email protected] or at (715) 245-2773.