In the article Slade describes how to save the holidays by treating your family as if they were a business.
As a Commercial Litigator and someone who has litigated many intra-family disputes he shares some observations about what might have been done to avoid a nasty and expensive lawsuit if this were a 'family business'.
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Roger Slade, Partner and Head of the Firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group writes:
Imagine that you are sitting at the Thanksgiving dinner table with your family—aunts, uncles, cousins, and distant relatives from out of town. Someone at the table cavalierly asks: “who do to plan to vote for in the next election?” World war III breaks out while the family members debate whether Obama or Romney is right for the county.
Now imagine that these same people are shareholders and employees in your family business. If these people cannot agree among two candidates about whom to vote for, how they will be able to agree about the joint management of their financial affairs? The answer is – only with great difficulty. This is one reason why so many family businesses, and so many families, end up in costly litigation.
Here are some observations, from someone who has litigated many intra-family disputes, about what might have been done to avoid a nasty and expensive lawsuit.
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Roger Slade, Partner and Chairman of the Firm's Commercial Litigation Department writes:
A Document Production You Can Believe In
Recent news in South Florida tells the sad story of a law firm involved in the defense of a major fraud case on behalf of a well-known local bank which was slammed with a $67 million jury verdict after trial. If that wasn’t bad enough, after the verdict came down, it came to light that the bank failed to produce certain critical documents which plaintiff’s counsel believed would have altered the verdict and made plaintiff’s award even higher had the Jury seen them. If you were the lawyer responsible for supervising and implementing the document production in this case, and this issue came to light after the trial, there may be only one thing left for you to do – quit your job. How could you prevent such a debacle?
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