Family Business Succession Planning, Governance, Dispute Resolution and Dispute Avoidance

Outstanding family business lawyers must know about much more than law and business. They must also understand the unique culture and values of each family business client because no solution or approach to any business matter will be successful unless it incorporates and is consistent with the culture and business values of that family.

Outstanding family business lawyers understand and are sensitive to a family’s history and the relationships within the family system -- they see the interrelationship between succession planning, estate planning, effective leadership, and the role of transparency in creating and nurturing the trusting relationships that give family businesses a competitive advantage.

Kaplan Saunders Valente & Beninati has outstanding family business lawyers who are nationally recognized for their special expertise. They lecture across the country to non-lawyer audiences, write for prestigious non-lawyer publications, and are widely quoted by prominent family business institutes and consultants.

Focus Areas

  • Succession planning
  • Family meetings
  • Ownership structure
  • Shareholder issues
  • Management structure
  • Dispute resolution
  • Minority shareholder disputes