IF 59: Transition Planning 101 - Part 1: Where To Start w/George Sinker & Joseph Hentz


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In this episode we are excited to sit down with George Sinker and Joseph Hentz, from Lerners LLP, in Part One of our Three Part Mini-series on Transition Planning! Tracy dives right into the subject and asks both George and Joseph the 101 questions to help our audience get started on their transition planning journey.

This first interview focuses on:
- Where to start?
- Who to work with?
- Where to find and how to hire?
- What does the process look like/entail?

If you have ever wondered how to get started on this process within your operation, you will not want to miss out on this mini-series!

Show Mentions
In the show George mentions his FEA Designation and his recommendation for farmers to work with an FEA advisor. If you are looking for an advisor to lead and help you navigate this process, you can visit the Family Enterprise xchange website for more information.

If you are looking for help or where to get started, visit Canadian Assocation of Farm Advisors (CAFA) to find a Farm Professional near you!

This episode is also available on podcast iTunes / Spotify / Stitcher / Soundcloud / IHeartRadio

 * Disclaimer - As always, this information is not intended to provide business or medical advice. To ensure that your own circumstances have been properly considered and that action is taken based on the latest information available, you should obtain professional advice from qualified business or medical professionals before acting on any of the information in this post.


George Sinker
Lerners LLP
Lawyer & Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA)

George grew up on a cash crop farm near London, Ontario. He obtained his LL.B. from University of Western Ontario, 1973 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1975. He practices in association with his wife, Sydney P. Pearson, in Strathroy, Ontario, in a general practice with emphasis on agri-business, real estate, business law, wills, and estate administration. He has been a trusted legal advisor to clients for over 37 years.

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 Joseph Hentz
Lerners LLP
Lawyer & Accountant

Joe Hentz is a lawyer at Lerners LLP. He was raised on a farm in Elgin County and remains active in the farm’s operation. Joe served in the Canadian Armed Forces and an Infantry Officer where he completed two tours to Kandahar, Afghanistan. Joe is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA, CMA) and understands the business and financial issues impacting agribusiness.

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