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Family Business Hacks: Clear Roles

In many families, family members are treated equally—there's no hierarchy or codified structure. However, according to Offit Kurman attorney Mike Mercurio, bringing this mindset into a family business is frequently a trap. In this installment of Family Business Hacks, Mike talks to Denise O'Neill (President, The Alternative Board) about why family businesses need to clearly define roles and responsibilities.

ABOUT MICHAEL N. MERCURIO

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mmercurio@offitkurman.com | 301.575.0332

Mr. Mercurio serves as outside general counsel to clients on matters related to corporate and business law, commercial transactions, government contracting, health care, construction services, and real estate. As a strategic partner to firm clients, Mr. Mercurio regularly counsels entrepreneurial individuals and assorted entities on all aspects of business and commerce including formation and structure; ownership, management and control; financing and capital; expansion and acquisition; sale and transfer; and contraction and dissolution. He is well versed in the various issues and challenges companies of all sizes and industries face in the business life cycle including start-up, maturation and end stage considerations.

ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN

Offit Kurman, one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the United States, serves dynamic businesses, individuals and families. With 15 offices and nearly 250 lawyers who counsel clients across more than 30 areas of practice, Offit Kurman helps maximize and protect business value and personal wealth by providing innovative and entrepreneurial counsel that focuses on clients’ business objectives, interests and goals. The firm is distinguished by the quality, breadth and global reach of its legal services and a unique operational structure that encourages a culture of collaboration. For more information, visit www.offitkurman.com.

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