May 2016

Thinking ahead about transition

At a conference table in the sleek, contemporary headquarters of Friedman Realty Group, a real estate investment and management firm in Gibbsboro, N.J., Brian K. Friedman and his son, David, are reflecting on issues that have taken center stage for them: analyzing risk, their business future and structure, as well...Read more

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From father to daughter

Some women who have taken over a business from their fathers never even expected to work in the family company, let alone become the CEO. Yet once they took the helm, those daughters discovered that they have the right skills, experience and values to guide their companies through the transition...Read more

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Turning a family business into a family legacy

In 1955, Herald Smith lost his management job with a trucking company and decided to strike out on his own.

His son John M. Smith was 6 years old at the time. "That was scary, particularly as a young child," John says. "But when my father started to work again,...Read more

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