Family Limited Partnership

December 12, 2013  |     |     |   0 Comment

A family limited partnership or FLP is a type of limited partnership structure specifically designed to hold the assets of a family in which the family members are limited partners in the business.

An FLP is sometimes structured by a family office that provides wealth management services to the family. It differs from a family trust in that it is a business in which family members are actual shareholders. A trust is managed by a trustee and family members are simply beneficiaries in the trust.

An FLP is often used as a vehicle for estate planning because shares in the FLP can generally be transferred from one family member to another, or gifted to family members over time, at lower tax rates.


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