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  • How to avoid the 'cyberazzi'

    The paparazzi, with their clicking cameras, are notorious for stalking celebrities to feed the public’s curiosity about Hollywood stars. The reality of modern society is that you, too, have s...

  • A constitution is a tool to preserve a family's legacy

     

    As families and their businesses grow over multiple generations, the number of individuals involved in a family business naturally increases, family members’ expectations regarding t...

  • New leaders must be prepared for uncertain times

    The phrase “new normal” made a comeback after the financial crisis, suggesting a fundamental shift in the economic and business landscape. A few years on, many family enterprises are st...

  • Family business longevity examined in a new light

    In this issue, we celebrate the longevity of America’s oldest family businesses—companies that have been continuously owned by the same family for 155 years or more. Sustaining a family...

  • Is sustainability a priority for your company?

    Sustainability is serious business. A well-developed sustainability plan will help your company to mitigate risk and will position it to leverage opportunities for value creation. Sustainability is...

  • Economy Next

    In the past 50 years, many family businesses in a variety of industries have become extinct, or at least endangered species. The odds of a family business lasting three generations have always been...

  • Tax law changes create new asset transfer opportunities

    From the moment the 2001 tax bill was enacted there was considerable uncertainty about what would happen come 2011, when the ten-year life-span of the 2001 law was scheduled to have run its course....

  • An action plan for managing proxy access

    Approximately one third of the Fortune 500 can fairly be described as family-controlled companies, and while family members in these companies usually are not the majority stockholders in a technic...

  • Is good governance different in the family office setting?

    As single family offices and multi-family offices grow increasingly influential in the practice of wealth management, it has become widely accepted wisdom that a sound family governance structure i...

  • ESOPs offer liquidity solutions

    Most later-generation family businesses will face a liquidity crisis at some point in their life cycle—all too often when it is least expected, and when the family can least afford to be divi...

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