Family Business Corner

For Family Businesses

Published statistics say 30% of family businesses survive into the 2nd generation. Many fewer survive beyond the second generation. The ones that do survive a generational transition need to be built on a strong foundation and benefit from an experienced legal team who can help them to navigate complex business issues, while taking into account the personal and emotional impacts. Wendel Rosen has been helping multi-generational family businesses for, well, generations.

In addition to all of the standard legal needs that any business faces, from entity formation and employment advice to managing real estate and intellectual property assets, you need experienced legal counsel that can help your family plan for future success.

  • Business succession planning
  • Entity formation and ownership
  • Corporate governance
  • Operating agreements
  • Executive compensation
  • Non-familial key partners and employees
  • Capital and financing
  • Wealth preservation
  • Estate planning
  • Asset protection
  • Tax and gift planning
  • Trust administration, probates and conservatorships
  • Conflict and dispute resolution


To learn more about how we can help, please visit some of our related practice pages, including business, employment, and trusts and estates.


We encourage you to visit individual attorney pages to learn more about their practices. While attorneys from across the firm represent family owned businesses in all aspects of our practice, the attorneys below have experience addressing issues facing family businesses from one or more practice perspectives, including business advice, taxation counsel, business and personal succession planning, or trusts and estates.