They make great stories when they’re successful, but maintaining continuity of family-owned businesses from generation to generation presents many challenges. A family-owned business can be an excellent means of transferring and preserving generational wealth when run smoothly. Learning to work together as a family can benefit everyone and the business.
But many families just don’t get along, and those internal familial problems have a way of working themselves into the operation of the business. When that happens, family members inevitably look to their attorneys for guidance, and at that point litigation may be the only option.