needs to grow, but we do not have the sufficient funds within
the family sphere for the necessary expansion. What should we
think about when taking in outside shareholders?
Most of my wealth
is in our family business. What happens if the enterprise should
run into trouble? What recommendations can you give me to secure
My partner and I have grown our business
tremendously over the last 25 years. However, we have not yet
resolved whether we should hand it over to our children or not,
and if so, what point in time would be the best for a handover.
What process do you recommend that we use to clarify these issues?
The business is doing
very well, but I am afraid of what might happen if my wife and
I ever divorce? How should I plan for this and how do I deal with
my wife’s reaction to this possibility?
We are now the fifth generation running
our family business. With 32 shareholders and 65 family members
I have difficulty seeing how we can continue to remain 100% family
owned in the future. What are our options?
Two years ago we
prepared a family protocol and a shareholders’ agreement
but our brother refuses to sign it. What shall we do?
I am currently in charge of the family
business (4th generation), and although I am only 56, many of
the cousins from the 5th and 6th generations are beginning to
challenge my leadership. What would you recommend that I do?