Should We Stay Together as a Family Enterprise or Separate?

How to Figure Out if Sharing Assets Still Makes Sense By Doug Baumoel Defining Family In the back of your mind you may be asking this question: Should we continue managing our wealth, business, or philanthropy together at this point, or should we go our separate ways?...

Nurturing the Next Generation in Family Business

Identify and Develop a Successful Entrepreneur What makes a leader entrepreneurial? Many family business leaders, especially founders of family business, are eager to find an equally entrepreneurial leader in their family to become their successor. The paradox is that...

It Isn’t Always Fighting: Family Business Conflict

Can you recognize family business conflict? Few people are eager to admit their family has conflict. Especially now that social media reminds us daily that our friends have perfectly harmonious families (!), it can feel like a failing to admit that there are tensions...

Should You Sell Your Family Business?

Updated July 30, 2018 | Originally published July 27, 2017 To sell or not to sell the family business? The right answer is not the same for everyone– it is whatever works for you and your family. The decision of whether or not to sell the family business is often a...

Collaborative Law: Resolving Disputes, Without Burning Bridges

Overcome Conflict with Legal Representation but Without Going to Court By R. Paul Faxon, JD, Senior Consultant In our litigious society, many people think first of going to court to resolve their disputes. But “lawyering up” doesn’t have to mean “going to war” and...
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