Family-owned businesses face unique issues—succession planning, marriages and divorces, complicated relationships—as well as routine issues that emerge around turf battles, shareholder control, compensation structures, and processes for strategic decision-making. In house counsel in these environments require a depth of experience across multiple disciplines, but also high emotional intelligence to be able to handle the complexity of intra-family relationships. This session, led by presenters with family business experience, will augment your technical skills to provide strategies and tools to help business families effectively manage the important, and often complicated and sensitive issues they face. Topics include understanding the family business and its unique issues, planning for leadership transition, leadership structures that support sustainable enterprises, integrating family values in to decision making and strategic planning processes, succession planning, and more.
The time spent attending this program (3 hours) can be applied towards the annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement in Ontario. This session has been accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada for 1.5 Professionalism Hours for members in Ontario with 2+ years of practice.
More information will follow regarding other provinces with CPD requirements.