Alternative Law's family business mediation services will provide you with a comprehensive program to resolve problems that have arisen in the course of running closely-held enterprises.
Some family businesses are recent startups, but many have been functioning for years or even generations, but all require structured plans to reach effective solutions.
Running a business with family provides some of the most fascinating, rewarding, yet difficult experiences of our lives.
The creation of a business -- establishing the entrepreneurial vision, the building and development, the management and the transferring of a business -- all require a different set of skills. In many family businesses, members have dedicated certain aspects of their entire life to this endeavor. This truth makes the resolution of conflicts that much more personal and complicated; thus, effective family business mediation strategies are critical for the long-term success of both the family and the business.
In family businesses, the close nature of your careers, the multiple responsibilities and personal relationships are so intertwined that it can be very difficult to find a balance. Perspectives among family members are affected by many more factors than a company comprised of non-related parties. Parent and sibling relationships, environment, job responsibilities, the presence of outside professionals working or running aspects of the business, and our own unique and shared experiences are particular and unique to family businesses.
Our family business mediators must have owned their owned business, either as a start-up venture or an ongoing family business. Our family business mediators are not just professional problem-solvers. They must have shared many of the same experiences of what it takes to build a business, manage a business, and resolve all of the personal and professional disputes that arise within a family business. Alternative Law mediates with ongoing family businesses and also the sell-off, distribution, or break-up of family businesses.
At Alternative Law, we produce mediation results. We recognize that family business mediation is one of the most complex relationship experiences that a family can encounter. We help families in business together communicate and resolve their issues in a systematic manner. We create a comprehensive long-term plan for issues such as transference of stock, management transitions, asset division, succession, competition, and compensation. We utilize mediation to help family and related members actively decide and determine their priorities. We help develop agreed short-term plans and specific timetables to produce results and effective resolutions. Even in the most difficult of cases, with no previous agreements or conflicts, or in cases where concerns have existed for many years, mediating can be the most effective solution to family business disputes.
SOME AREAS OF FAMILY BUSINESS MEDIATION:
- Family Businesses Structures
- Sole Proprietorships
- Family Companies
- Corporate Entities
- Pension Plans
- Buyout Packages
- Stockholder Protection and Divisions
- Partners and Owners
- Family Business Owners
- Senior Management Teams
- Transition Planning
- Boards of Directors
- Business Sale in Full or in Part
- Business Dissolution
- Corporate Restructuring
- Asset Evaluation
- Relatives and Extended Family
If you are involved in a family business and a difficult dispute has arisen, please consider our mediation services as the most cost-effective and comprehensive method to provide a complete and confidential resolution to all of your concerns. For more information, please simply fill out the form below or call Toll Free: 1.800.529.1516