These articles raise common legal issues confronting practitioners and discuss the practice of law as it pertains to attorneys working in the field of family enterprise.
In this week’s issue of FFI Practitioner, Matthew Erskine considers the ways that a prenuptial agreement can be an effective tool for family enterprises not only to protect family assets, but to articulate their philosophy and vision for the family’s future.
In today’s turbulent world, family enterprise owners must become more agile to keep up with increasing rate of change.
In this week’s edition of FFI Practitioner, FFI Fellow Patricia Annino explores the impact that the sudden death of a family business leader can have on the entire enterprise.
In this week’s edition of FFI Practitioner, Matthew Erskine discusses the unique qualities and risks of crypto-asset wealth and provides an introduction to the special considerations to be addressed in the transfer of digital assets.
Recently, NFTs have become a popular topic for enterprising families considering whether to invest in the digital collectibles as a way to diversify their assets.
In this week’s podcast, FFI Fellow Patricia Angus discusses her most recent book, The Beneficiary Primer: A guide for beneficiaries of family trusts, which serves as a resource for beneficiaries, trustees, advisors, and other practitioners to navigate, administer, and benefit from trusts.
For this week’s edition of FFI Practitioner, FFI Fellow Patricia Annino sat down with interviewer, Jordan Rich, to discuss the key takeaways from her recent book, Power, Strength & Perseverance: What women know about other women, but search for in themselves. In this podcast, Patricia discusses her experience guiding business families and families of wealth through legacy and estate planning.
Thanks to this week’s contributor, FFI Fellow and founding member of FFI, Ernesto Poza, for this thought piece on the many facets of ownership in family enterprises and how effective governance can help to clarify these complex dynamics.
Thanks to this week’s contributor, Matthew Erskine, for his article that explores the importance of building flexibility into the estate planning process for advisors working with nontraditional families.
Thanks to Brett Coffman for this week’s edition discussing “B Corps” and how related assessments may provide your family enterprise clients a framework to codify family values around a set of corporate principles that relate to discussions of social responsibility.
Thanks to Vijay Sathe, Alfredo Enrione, Donna Finley for this week’s edition, which is a case study about how five sisters, who suddenly and unexpectedly inherited their father’s businesses, and how they dealt with the influence of two executors to reach harmonious ownership of the family enterprise.
Thank you to FFI Fellow Ed van de Vijver for this week’s article on the importance of developing a family enterprise ownership strategy that is aligned with the family financiers’ objectives.
For advisors working with family business clients operating across multiple countries, it is important to keep informed about jurisdictional differences and how they could impact your clients.
This week’s FFI Practitioner examines how advances in science can impact multidisciplinary approaches to family business consulting.
Have the contributions that lawyers can make to family governance discussion been undervalued? So says this week’s contributor, Henry Krasnow, in a thought-provoking piece exploring how family business consultants can collaborate more productively with the company’s attorney.
This week’s FFI Practitioner focuses on buy-sell agreements and their role in protecting family enterprise from potential future ownership issues. Thanks to Dan Frosh, this week’s author, for providing an examination of the numerous benefits and features of effective buy-sell agreements within the family enterprise context.
This week’s FFI Practitioner addresses an often overlooked, but critical phase of the consulting process – contracting. Thank you to Judi Cunningham and Wendy Sage-Hayward for sharing this article that highlights the importance of contracting as an ongoing process, rather than a one-time discussion, and describes two levels of contracting that appear within an engagement.
This week, FFI Practitioner examines the complicated situation occurring when the family enterprise is owned in trust and the trustees simultaneously serve on the Board of Directors. Thank you to Patricia Annino for exploring the numerous issues and conflicts that can arise through the following case study.
This week, FFI Practitioner addresses estate planning, a topic of perennial importance in the field of family enterprise. Thank you to Ashvini Chopra of Bennett Coleman, for sharing a valuable lesson learned through a case study.
This week’s article examines two sides of one issue – competency. Thanks to Patricia Annino for sharing her analysis of the challenges presented by either sustained or diminished competence in an older family founder and for providing practical steps to help family plan for these challenges.