Category: Family Businesses

Discussion of issues that pertain specifically to businesses owned or controlled by more than one person in the same family

Be Wary of the Guy Who Says He Wants to Buy Your Company (Part 1)

Almost invariably, private company owners say that they have had a call from someone who has expressed interest in buying the company.  While the inquiry may flatter, probably every owner or majority shareholder of...

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Considerations for Selling a Company to Its Employees via Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

Last week’s Wall Street Journal ran an interesting article in the U.S. print edition, titled “Founders Cash Out, but Do Workers Gain?” (April 18, 2013)  The article discusses Employee Stock Ownership Plans, also known...

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