Business Owner Disability


Business Owner Disability

A closely held business’ long-term success requires careful planning and the ability to adjust to both expected and unexpected events. Owners often believe all is in order, only to later find that transition plans failed to thoroughly address owner disability. In today’s reality, disability is three times more likely than death to affect one’s ability to function in business.

Join Sharon and Ann to discuss continuity planning for disability and the role of the professional trustee in better assuring balancing of interests and better business transition.


Learning Objectives:

• List the “Five Ds” in exit planning
• Describe the role of the professional trustee in continuity planning for disability
• Compare the difference in the business effects between owner disability versus owner death


About the Presenter:

Learn from industry expert Sharon A. Buck, Vice-President at Northern Trust Company.

Meet the Presenter


This event is free to attend! Thank you to our Sponsors:

This meeting will be held at Maggiano’s South Coast Plaza.

Address: South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626


The EPI Local Chapter is different than other groups because it brings together a diverse group of professionals from a wide range of specialties that can naturally work collaboratively on exit planning, succession planning, value growth, transaction or any engagement from both sides of the equation. The chapter meets regularly to network, reconnect, grow knowledge, and sharpen their skills with a common goal: Change the outcome for transitioning business owners. Make plans to join us for future events and connect with the local leadership by visiting

About the Presenter

Sharon A. Buck

Sharon A. Buck

Vice-President of Northern Trust Company

Meet Sharon A. Buck.

Sharon A.  Buck, Vice-President, Northern Trust Company has over 26 years working with closely held business owners, including her family’s own business. She specializes in the development and implementation of financial, estate and tax plans for high-net-worth individuals, families, foundations, and non-profits. Sharon holds the advanced professional designations of Certified Financial Planner, Certified Trust Financial Analyst, Enrolled Agent (tax), Trust & Estate Practitioner, Chartered Financial Consultant, and Certified Exit Planning Advisor. Sharon serves on the board of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Orange County, Planned Giving Roundtable of Orange County, and the UCI Advisory Council.

Continuing Education

This meeting qualifies for the following continuing education credits:

One (1) CPE hour

One (1) CEPA Credit 

NOTE: Proper documentation must be collected and submitted to qualify for continuing education. For questions regarding awarded continuing education credits, please contact the Exit Planning Institute (EPI).