Ownership & Leadership Transition
Family businesses are complicated, and the roles that family members play in them usually evolve from non-planned events and circumstances. When conflicts arise in a family business, they are often more complex and difficult to resolve than in a non-family business. A family business constitution is one way to address ...
Governance & Business Operations
Joseph Weinstein on Nov 27, 2017
Congratulations to our client Joshua Green Corporation on being nominated for the 2017 Family Business Legacy Award by Seattle Business Magazine. Davis Wright has had the honor of representing the Joshua Green Corporation for over 25 years. Joshua Green Corporation had its beginnings in Washington State in the 1890s. It was actively ...
Posted by Gabriela López
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James Flaggert on Oct 30, 2017
There are a number of estate planning strategies that work well to move assets in an efficient manner from one generation to another within a family. In evaluating any such strategy, one must consider the goals of the family, the underlying assets of the family and gift, estate, generation-skipping and ...
Posted by G. Matthew Loftin
Growth & Exit Strategies
There are a multitude of ways to realize ownership transition–some simple, some complex, some a safe bet and some full of risks. For the ambitious, successful family-owned company that wants to make it to the big leagues, an initial public offering (IPO) as its succession planning tool, though unusual, may ...
Davis Wright Tremaine on Sep 13, 2017
What are the opportunities and pitfalls with leadership succession in a family business? Join Mike Henningsen Jr., President & Chairman of the Board; Paul Henningsen, Chief Operating Officer; Tony Lucarelli, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing; and Pat Green, board member and estate and business planning lawyer, to discuss successful and ...
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Mark Johnson on Aug 07, 2017
On July 5, 2017 Governor Jay Inslee signed into law Washington’s new paid family and medical leave measure, making Washington the fifth state to create a paid family leave program – one that is fairly described as one of the most generous in the nation. While employers and employees won’t be ...
Posted by Ashley Brown