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Deconstructing Conflict in Family Business and Shared Wealth

Being able to manage the unique conflict that is inherent in family enterprise is among the most important challenges family business stakeholders or families of wealth need to understand.

In this presentation, Doug Baumoel, co-author of the book "Deconstructing Conflict: Understanding Family Business, Shared Wealth, and Power" and founding partner of Continuity Family Business Consulting will talk about how to approach both active conflict (when families fight) and passive conflict (when families get stuck and are unable to make important decisions in a timely manner).

Participants will learn why conflicts in family business or over shared family wealth are so common, and often so extreme and intractable—and what is key in protecting lasting relationships through hard decisions and change. Doug will touch on the groundbreaking methodology “The Conflict Equation,” which helps family enterprise stakeholders understand the reasons beneath all conflict and what triggers active conflict.

Agenda
Registration/Networking - 7:30 a.m.
Program - 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Cost
This event is being offered as a free education session.

Location
McLane Middleton
300 TradeCenter, Suite 7600
Woburn, MA 01801

About the Presenters


Doug Baumoel
Founding Partner, Continuity Family Business Consulting

Doug has applied more than 25 years of business experience to the development of a process for analyzing key variables affecting conflict in family enterprise. He is the co-author, with Continuity Managing Partner Blair Trippe, of "Deconstructing Conflict: Understanding Family Business, Shared Wealth and Power."

Doug has presented at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Cornell University’s Smith Family Business Initiative, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Family Firm Institute, American Bar Association, Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), among others.


Andrew P. Botti
Director, McLane Middleton

Andrew represents corporations, smaller businesses, and family owned and operated enterprises in complex business and employment-related issues. He advises management and business owners/operators on business disputes, shareholder issues, employee discrimination claims, and commercial litigation matters. He has tried numerous cases to verdict in both state and federal court, and has appeared before various administrative and legislative agencies such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. Andrew has testified before the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development of the Massachusetts legislature regarding the efficacy of "An Act Relative to Non-competition Agreements," and has been actively involved in the debate over recent efforts to eliminate non-competes in their entirety.

Andrew was appointed to the Massachusetts Economic Development Planning Council by Governor Charlie Baker. The Council's mission was to develop a written comprehensive economic development policy for Massachusetts, and construct a strategic plan for its implementation. The plan was eventually signed into law by the Governor.

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