New Year’s Resolutions: Health, Finances, Family, & Estate Planning

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By: Heidi R. Kemp Christmas is always a bittersweet time of year for me and I always get a little introspective. On December 29, 1995, my family experienced a horrific…

End of Year To-Do List: Shopping, Decorating, Parties, & Gift Taxes?

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By: Beatrice Wolper, Kelly Jasin, and Heidi Kemp As we approach the end of another year, families are gearing up for the busy holiday season. With all the holiday parties,…

Bea’s Recommended Business Books

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Bea’s Recommended Business Books For Family Business (and All Business) Women’s Peer Group August 13, 2018 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People – Covey Art Of War – Sun Tzu…

Do I Need to Avoid Probate?

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Often, there is a lot of talk about “avoiding probate.” What is probate? And do I need to avoid it? And if so, how is that done? Probate is the…

Realities of Guardianships

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When is a guardianship necessary? Is there any way to avoid guardianships? What kinds of things should people be thinking about when it comes to guardianships? Many people do not...

Chief Emotional Officers Set the Tone in Family Business

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Beatrice E. Wolper Emens & Wolper Law Firm August 2012 It may not be a surprise that the highest/oldest woman in the family owned business is the CEO—“cEo” or “Chief…

Estate Planning for Family-Owned Business

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Estate Planning for Family-Owned Business: Same Board, but is it Chess or Checkers? Beatrice E. Wolper Some attorneys and accountants maintain that since they are knowledgeable about general estate planning…

Spring Cleaning – For Your Family Business

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Spring is often thought of as a time for renewal—many of us –when we think of spring– we think of washing our car and cleaning out back closets. For family…

The Emperor Has No Clothes

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Remember the fairy tale where the emperor loved elegant clothes and loved showing them off to his people? Remember how the emperor was hoodwinked by some con artists saying his…

Keeping It In The Family – Buy-Sell Agreements

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There are at least three key issues that arise during the succession of a family business: succession of ownership, succession of leadership and succession of management. Disputes and misunderstandings surrounding…

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