Cindy Radu

As a designated Family Enterprise Advisor, Cindy helps individuals, family enterprises, business owners and family offices navigate the complexities and opportunities that come with wealth. Cindy draws on over 25 years of legal, fiduciary, trust and governance experience in professional services firms, financial institutions and family offices in her practice. She uses her skills to provide an objective perspective and facilitate understanding of how complex family, business and ownership structures can impact family dynamics and family wealth continuity.

Cindy strongly believes in giving back to professional and charitable causes. Throughout her career, Cindy has been actively involved as a speaker, author and/or committee/board member for a variety of professional organizations including the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Cindy’s charitable passion is individual and community mental health; she is a board member for both Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary and Alberta. Cindy is also proud to be an alumna of Outward Bound Canada summiting Kilimanjaro in 2012 in support of OBC’s Women of Courage program.

Recent Articles by Cindy Radu

Trust Advisory Committees for Succession Planning

Family trusts are often an elusive and misunderstood relationship between advisors, settlor, trustees and beneficiaries. Learn why this is so concerning to your business succession planning and how a trust advisory committee can help.

Does It Have to Be 'Shirtsleeves-to-Shirtsleeves?'

If you head up a family enterprise, you are likely all too aware of the statistics for the business surviving to the next generation. You may be surprised to learn the reasons why so many family businesses fail to plan effectively for succession.

Succession Planning: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Succession of your business ownership is a process rather than a single event. Here are some good and bad (and ugly) ways to prepare for this often once-in-a-lifetime transition.

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