Reflections on Leadership & Conflicts

The educational market is saturated with advice for business-owning families, aiming to help them navigate the inevitable tumultuous family conflicts that all-too-often seem to plague family-owned enterprises. Want some dispassionate advice? Then, let me throw in my two cents as a trusts and estates attorney who’s worked primarily with business-owning families, for many years. One might think that the logical solution for families to avoid these conflicts—or at least substantially mitigate them—lies in undertaking more structural business or estate planning. But, that is too narrow a conclusion. One thoughtful family advisor perceptively (& humorously) articulated the problem:   There...

Read More