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June 11, 2020

This article examines how four leading Rockland businesses have navigated through the COVID-19 crisis. I spoke with Larry Beckerle of Beckerle Lumber, Joseph Rand of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, Michael Khekoian of Computuners, and Howard Hellman of All Bright...

She began working at her grandfather’s hardware store when she was a teenager.  By the time the COVID-19 crisis hit, she had grown the business to three retail locations and a crew of nearly one hundred commercial contractors and home remodelers.

Now she is worried that...

February 12, 2020

You are the proud owner of a family business that may have existed for many years and brought profit and joy to several generations.

Perhaps, though, you are ready to consider selling the family business – maybe this is the ideal time to capitalize on the value of the i...

November 7, 2019

Family businesses are often run more like a family affair than like a business.  They often don’t have a board of directors, corporate by-laws, shareholder’s or director’s meetings, or corporate resolutions.

While this informality is both understandable and common, it a...

March 5, 2019

Routinely business owners and general practitioners will establish corporations using form documents or corporate agents.  If the business is and will be owned in perpetuity by a single individual then using this short cut approach to formation is a quick and efficient...

December 8, 2018

Please join me and the panel on January 7, 2019 for this lively discussion of a 'truth is stranger than fiction' family business gone wrong story highlighting the accounting, family law and business law issues implicated. 

This program is jointly presented by the...

November 13, 2018

Thank you to Michael Gibney and Karl Graf of Modera Wealth Management for inviting us to speak at their offices for a morning of learning with their Advisor Study Group.  Our discussion centered on Best Practices for the Family Business.  We covered ways to structure a...

September 20, 2018

Honored to be moderating this powerful panel discussion featuring Michael Beckerle, Beckerle Lumber, Joseph Lagana, U.S. Information Systems, Inc. and Joseph Rand, Rand Commercial and BH&G Rand Realty.  

The event is presented by the Rockland Business Associat...

In any business with more than one owner, there is a strong possibility that over the life of the business the owners will have conflict.  That conflict could hurt the business.

And when the business is owned by family, the damage that any conflict can do becomes double...

Thank you to the Rockland County Bar Association, New York State Society of CPAs, Rockland Chapter, Rockland County Women's Bar Association and the Rockland Estate Planning Counsel for enabling me to lead a continuing education panel on Family Owned Business: Legal and...

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