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WHAT WENT WRONG AT DEMOULAS SUPERMARKETS AND HOW TO FIX IT
by Richard L. Narva

None of the press coverage of the train wreck that Demoulas Supermarkets currently presents is grounded in a professional understanding of what makes family controlled enterprises, especially large growth companies controlled by families, thrive — or — in the alternative, self destruct quickly or wither slowly on the vine. Much of […]

NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL OF LAW VIDEO PRESENTATION

Richard Narva and George Bukuras offer candid insight into the 2014 Market Basket/Demoulas Supermarket Saga at a Boston Faculty-Student Discussion presented by the Center for Business Law. Their frank remarks are captured on video. For more on this subject, see the Narva and Bukuras article in MA Lawyers  Weekly.

FINANCING FAMILY BUSINESS: ALTERNATIVES TO SELLING OUT OR GOING PUBLIC
by Dirk R. Dreux IV

Family businesses, whether private or public, constitute a major segment of the American economic system. A conceptual framework, from a financial practitioner’s perspective, is presented for simplifying the conflicting objectives of the business and its shareholders with respect to the fundamental issues of control, liquidity, and capital.

The investment objectives and […]

MENTORING AND ALL THAT “YAZ”
by Richard L. Narva

Like the legendary Red Sox left fielders, a family business founder is a tough act to follow. Mentors must prepare successors to bear the burdens associated with the role.

When a left fielder takes his position in front of “The Green Monster”—the 37‐foot wall that has loomed over left field in […]

MENTORING THE NEXT GENERATION IN FAMILY CONTROLLED ENTERPRISES
by Emily Abrams

Narva & Company’s mentoring program is designed to encourage younger members of client families to explore their individual interests, family leadership potential and possible roles in family governance or within the family’s business enterprises. Mentoring is just one part of an overall leadership development process for the next generation, a […]

WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN?
by Richard L. Narva and Michael L. Fay

Issues Arising From Holding Family Businesses in Trust
Family businesses are placed in trust for financial, tax or estate planning purposes, to ensure professional management of crucial family assets or to ensure continuing family control of the business. The benefits of each of these purposes for placing a family business in […]

THE DIRECTOR-TRUSTEE: FRIEND OR FOE? PART I

This case study was published in 2007 by Directors’ Monthly, a publication of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

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THE DIRECTOR-TRUSTEE: FRIEND OR FOE? PART II

This case study was published in 2007 by Directors’ Monthly, a publication of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Download the PDF Version

View Part I…