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Tom Deans  

Intergenerational Wealth Expert

Gifting your business to your children can damage your business and undermine family relationships. Tom Deans shows thousands of family business owners how to protect their retained earnings, how to preserve and strengthen family business relationships, and how to properly plan for succession. The author of the internationally bestselling book, Every Family’s Business, coupled with his experience leading a significant family business makes him the perfect guide to steering your family business in the right direction.

Deans is the president of Détente Financial Press, which specializes in teaching business wealth protection strategies to advisors and business owners. Previously, Deans has worked in banking and in government relations, has been the president of a railway, and has chaired a federal government committee on tax credits.

Deans has been featured in numerous magazines and journals including Profit, Money Sense, Investment Executive and The New York Times. A frequent guest on CBC, MoneyLine and BNN, Deans is a highly sought after international public speaker on succession planning, wealth management and philanthropic giving.

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We All Leave Our Business One Day

Helping Employees Live Extraordinary Lives

Dividing Estates Between Family and Charity. The $1 Trillion Dollar Dilemma

When Charity Meets Family

Advisors, It's Time for the Will Talk...

Preparing Heirs: A Family Meeting You Won't Soon Forget

Inspiring Client Conversations that Change Lives

Inspiring Client Conversations that Change Lives 2.0

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