Michael C. Daniel

Business Succession Planning

A key component of an estate plan for business owners involves business succession. The best plans depend on working as a team to find answers to the following questions:

  • How much cash will you need to meet your retirement needs?
  • How much is your business worth?
  • How can you maximize the income stream generated by the sale of your ownership interest?
  • How do you sell your business to a third party and pay the least possible taxes?
  • How do you transfer your business to family members, co-owners, or employees while paying the least possible taxes and ensuring maximum financial security?
  • How do you ensure continuity in business operations if the unexpected happens to you?
  • How do you secure financial independence for your family if the unexpected happens to you?

We work with business owners to find answers to these questions and to develop an optimal plan that works for you.


MICHAEL C. DANIEL received his JD Degree from the University of Georgia Law School in December of 1983. He was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1984 and is a member of the Business Law, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law and School & College Law Labor Sections of the State Bar of Georgia.

Martindale-Hubbell® designates Mr. Daniel as an AV Preeminent Attorney– the highest rating an attorney can receive. He has received an Avvo Rating of Superb with the highest rating in business litigation. He has been recognized by numerous other rating services, including the National Association of Distinguished Counsel as an Attorney in the top 1% of the nation.

Mr. Daniel has served on various prestigious boards during his career, including the Georgia Technical College Board, the Athens Chamber of Commerce Board, the Board of Directors for Athens Regional Health Plan Select, and the Board of Trustees for the Professional Association of Georgia Educators.

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"I engaged Michael Daniel as retained counsel because of his expertise in business and employment matters. He has saved us thousands of dollars in potential liability on several matters he has handled, and his employment counseling will save money in the future. There is no question his representation provides value to my company." —  Gary Avants – Avants Management Group, Inc. (Zaxby’s Licensee)

"Michael Daniel serves as our general and litigation counsel. Michael provides expertise in a myriad of legal areas which we find very beneficial in the operation of our company. In addition to his legal skills, I value his responsiveness. When we have issues or questions, his response time is excellent. Michael and his Firm provide a tremendous value to our company." Mark S. Brickhouse, Executive Director ActivHealthCare, Inc.
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