“Through our membership, we share information not typically found in textbooks, which enhances our ability to solve our clients’ problems through a multi-disciplinary approach."
Hoffman Estates, Illinois (PRWEB) November 25, 2014
Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises, Inc. (afhe), a non-profit association of attorneys and other professionals who provide multi-disciplinary counsel to family-owned businesses, is celebrating its 20th year anniversary with the largest membership in history, thanks to an increase of over forty percent in 2014 alone.
The value to “our members is the collaboration and access to many legal and non-legal professionals in a variety of practice areas,” says Michael Hawthorne, Esq., President and Chair of afhe and Partner at Thompson Coburn LLP. “Through our membership, we share information not typically found in textbooks, which enhances our ability to solve our clients’ problems through a multi-disciplinary approach. In particular, we share how things work in the real world.”
afhe has members located worldwide and serves as a valuable resource to connect public and privately-held family business enterprises, their owner-managers and family members with qualified attorneys and other professionals who have dedicated experience with issues facing family-held businesses. The organization’s network and resources are valuable assets for its members.
“We do not take a particular position on the law as an organization. Members hold diverse opinions and contribute unique perspectives. This diversity allows for a more effective navigation of the dynamics of family businesses for our clients,” said Hawthorne. afhe members have experience in various fields, such as law, insurance, psychology, accounting, valuations, and financial planning. afhe members provide family-held enterprises with a deep understanding of the complex and unique challenges they face and are in a solid position to offer strategic guidance in a myriad of situations.
afhe members have the opportunity to learn and network through membership activities, including annual and mid-year conferences, content sharing, social networking and webinars.
Annual membership to afhe includes a complimentary membership to the Family Firm Institute (FFI), discounted rates for conferences, a listing in the afhe and FFI membership directories, as well as other professional benefits.
Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises, Inc. (afhe) is an independent, non-profit association of attorneys and other professionals who provide multi-disciplinary counsel and advice to public and privately-held family enterprises, their owner-managers and family members. For more information, visit http://www.afhe.com or call 877-408-5357.