Emily Abrams

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WRITING THE OPTIMUM SCRIPT FOR THE FAMILY AND THE BUSINESS
by George P. Bukuras and Richard L. Narva

There is a wonderful scene in the 1962 epic film Lawrence of Arabia. T.E. Lawrence (played by Peter O’Toole) suggests to Sherif Ali (played by Omar Sharif) that Lawrence’s battle plan is to have his untrained and disorganized Bedouin troops race on camel across the Nefud Desert to surprise the enemy […]

ASSETS FAMILY FIRMS CAN LEVERAGE TO MAKE SUCCESSFUL ACQUISITIONS
by Richard L. Narva

More than any time in the past 35 years that I have been advising family controlled companies, these enterprises are growing by acquisition.  Most corporate finance professionals and the lawyers who advise them that I have met view family firms as inventory for their deals, and low hanging fruit at […]

ADDING VALUE BY ADVOCATING PEACE: THE CASE FOR MEDIATION
by George P. Bukuras, Esq., CPA

Year after year polls taken of business decision makers reveal CPA’s to be the most trusted advisors of the majority of businesses polled.  When considering the panoply of advisors to business: CPA’s, attorneys, insurance advisors, technology consultants, actuaries, etc., and the services thus provided, it is of little surprise that […]

MANAGING INTERGENERATIONAL EXPECTATIONS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND RELATIONSHIPS IN A FAMILY ENTERPRISE
Emily F. Abrams and Louis Turchetta

We were never given a choice about working in the business. Our parents expected it and only one of our brothers rebelled. We’ve had some tough years, but the business has done well and we’ve given our children good lives. We just want them to be able to […]

CHALLENGING FAMILY ENTERPRISE GOVERNANCE: RESIGNING VERSUS RESIGNATION
by Richard L. Narva

Here is a nasty little secret about corporate governance in family controlled companies: No one ever resigns as a matter of principle, even when use of this “nuclear option” is clearly called for by the facts of the situation.

For virtually my entire career as an advisor to family controlled companies, […]

OF GREEKS, LAMB AND TRAGEDY: LESSONS FROM MARKET BASKET
by Richard L. Narva and George P. Bukuras

Click here to read the full article as published in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, October 6, 2014.