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Deconstructing Conflict: Understanding Family Business, Shared Wealth & Power/MWI

  • 11 Jul 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • MWI, 10 Liberty Square - 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
Why are conflicts in family business so common, and often so extreme and intractable? Why do conventional dispute resolution approaches often fail and sometimes increase conflict? Family business conflicts are distinct from civil disputes. They can be described as identity-based and systemic, with the additional complication that continuing relationships matter and must be considered throughout the conflict management process. It is therefore essential that advisors to families who own and manage assets together acquire the insight and methodologies that can address this core competency, as the ability to manage this particular type of conflict is the most important challenge that family business stakeholders and their advisors need to understand.


Blair Trippe, managing partner at Continuity Family Business Consulting, is an experienced negotiator, mediator, and family business consultant. She recently co-authored Deconstructing Conflict: Understanding Family Business, Shared Wealth and Power. Join her for this Roundtable discussion, which will address the triggers for conflict that inhibit people from making important and timely decisions, as well as how to approach both active conflict (when families fight) and passive conflict (when families get stuck).


MWI Roundtable events are free for all active MWI mediators. Those who are not actively mediating with the MWI Court Panel are welcome to attend up to two Roundtables per year for free. RSVP is required for all attendees and can be completed by registering online. For more information on this and other upcoming MWI Roundtables, click here.


Questions? Send to MWI mediator and Manager of Commercial & Corporate Programs Marcus Stergio via email at mstergio@mwi.org or call 617-895-4029.

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