At the National Olive Industry Conference and Trade Exhibition being held in Wagga next month, an important session on succession – and “what if?” – planning will be presented on day one by Oliver Portway, Principal of Heuzenroeders Lawyers in the Barossa.

If you think that this doesn’t apply to you then think again. Succession planning for agribusinesses, and particularly family owned and operated enterprises, can be a complex issue. And it’s not just about who gets the grove when you go: life in agriculture is full of unforeseen circumstances and it’s important there’s a plan in place to ensure your business can continue if you’re out of action.  

Oliver has nearly 30 years’ experience working with rural property and business owners, including crop and livestock farmers and grape growers. He has extensive experience in estate planning and family property disputes and understands the complexities of navigating business and relationships when it’s time to plan for the future.

An EVOO aficionado, Tastebook program participant and home table olive producer, Oliver is about to plant his own mini olive grove on a 2-acre home block in the Southern Barossa. Make sure you’re on deck for this important presentation on day one of the conference.