The Role of the Attorney Comes Full Circle
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The Role of the Attorney Comes Full Circle

Transactional Attorneys and Personal General Counsels There was a time when a lawyer was considered the “consigliere” to the family and its business. Remember the role of Robert Duvall as Tom Hagen in The Godfather? Tom Hagen’s role was not as a transaction lawyer (that role was left to the Corleones), but as a true … Continue reading

Tout the Family Ties as Part of the Brand
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Tout the Family Ties as Part of the Brand

Myth: Family businesses are small businesses run by the seat of their pants. As such, they should do their best to keep that fact hidden, not promote it, and certainly not incorporate it into their brand. Reality: A family business is a business run by real people who care about their customers and employees. It … Continue reading

Myths and Realities: Past, Present and Future
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Myths and Realities: Past, Present and Future

The concluding articles in this five part series on Myths and Realities in Family Enterprise. Go here for “Tout the Family Ties as Part of the Brand” by Henry Hutcheson. Go here for “The Role of the Attorney Comes Full Circle” by John Dadakis and Michael Hawthorne. Yours in Practice, The Practitioner Continue reading

Thoughts from a Fellows Lunch
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Thoughts from a Fellows Lunch

This week’s issue is a provocative summary of an FFI Fellows Lunch held in Boston in June. The topic? What would be “most helpful” to the field in the next 10-15 years. Continue reading

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Rethinking our Role(s) as Practitioners

The marketing and selling of professional services makes most of us uncomfortable. Many of us may not realize that our clients know the difference between “marketing” and “selling”. In fact, our clients often recognize marketing as essential and selling as an invaluable skill and the “life blood” sustaining their business. One reason that professionals have so … Continue reading