Jill Eberhart guides agricultural business owners and their families to work very successfully together. She advises family members on how to plan together for the future while considering and understanding the needs and desires of each different owner, whether they are active in the business or are off-farm owners.
Getting families through transitions, especially related to business-ownership succession, Jill brings a unique compassion and finesse. She diffuses emotionally charged situations to create a calm environment where everyone involved can make their best decisions, whether they are business partners or just interested family members.
One key struggle Jill sees in succession planning is the gap in generational perspectives that emerges when the parent-child dynamic shifts to a business-partner dynamic. With a special kind of understanding, tact, and financial expertise, she makes sure that all stakeholders understand and agree upon long-term goals, supporting each other in the agreed outcomes
A few results of Jill’s family-business ownership, succession, and estate planning include:
After losing her father, Jill helped her family manage their assets. Through this experience, she felt, first-hand, the anxiety that goes along with taking over the finances of a family business and estate. That personal experience gave her new insight and compassion that she applies to the families she works with, now. She knows how hard agricultural producers work to build their operations, and then how challenging it is as they manage the operations, and eventually prepare to pass them on to the next generation.