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Succession Planning for Advisors and Advisory Firms

December 13, 2018
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Denver Country Club
1700 E. 1st Ave
Denver, CO 80218
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As an advisor, your practice is typically your greatest asset. The well being of yourself, your loved ones, your clients, and your employees depends on having a solid succession plan in place for your practice.

During this roundtable, we’ll address the most common questions that need to be explored in order to insure the best outcome for you whether you are buyer or seller. Some of the key questions we will cover include:

  • What are the elements of a succession planning roadmap?
  • What factors should I consider in evaluating my firm?
  • What questions do I need to address as a buyer? as a seller?
  • What do I need to cover in due diligence?
  • What factors go into the valuation of a firm?
  • How can I finance the transaction?
  • What kind of timeframe am I looking at for this transition?

Most importantly, you will leave with specific ideas for your next step to move your succession plan forward.


Omar Harris

Mr. Harris is an associate in the firm’s Corporate and Real Estate Practice Groups. His practice includes corporate transactions, corporate governance, contract drafting, mergers and acquisitions, issue resolution, and entity formation. Mr. Harris provides strategic legal advice on contracts and entity formation to financial advisors, registered investment advisory firms, and broker-dealers in the Financial Services Industry. Mr. Harris is a graduate of the University of Colorado Law School. While in law school, Mr. Harris clerked for Messner Reeves, where he discovered his passion for Corporate Law. Mr. Harris was also involved in many organizations, including the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association and the Latino Law Student’s Association. This past year, Mr. Harris also served as a Teacher for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. Prior to law school, Mr. Harris graduated from the University of Florida. In his off time, Mr. Harris enjoys snowboarding, watching or playing sports, and exploring the Colorado outdoors.

Jon Hokama

Jon Hokama has guided scores of financial advisors and business owners through processes

  • To grow their businesses,
  • To free their unique contribution into the world
  • To improve the quality of their lives.

While at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), other Fortune 500 firms, and at privately held companies, Mr. Hokama has developed the coaching skills, methodologies, and templates to address the needs of closely held companies to

  • Create sustainable (and saleable) businesses
  • Create more time, more money and greater meaning for owners
  • Develop leadership and management acumen and structure
  • Prepare buyers and sellers of businesses for life through and beyond their business transitions

Mr. Hokama earned his M. Div. from Denver Seminary and his M.A. in economics from CU Boulder. He has also served on the Board of the Colorado Financial Planning Association as Director of Education.

Mr. Hokama has shared these insights with the YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization), Colorado FPA (Financial Planning Association), the Crankset Group, the Purposeful Planning Institute, and the Nazrudin Project. In addition, he delights in teaching the wisdom of the Enneagram to deepen entrepreneurs’ self-awareness, enhance team relationships, and generate richly joyous and peaceful lives.

Chris Hambor

Chris began his public accounting career in 2006 and founded Singular CPA Services in 2016.  His passion for creating his own company was to develop a unified culture where team members and clients live by a common set of core values.  Helping people grow their businesses by creating strategic plans to create financial efficiencies, consultative tax planning, and cash flow management to ultimately increase the value and sustainability of their companies is his passion.   His consultative, forward-thinking, big-picture approach to tax planning ensures that clients always know where they are heading and what they should expect so there are no surprises.


Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of South Florida

Masters in Taxation, University of Denver