Avoiding Costly Family Litigation

family litigation

It’s an unfortunate consequence of wealth that it occasionally causes conflict within the family that escalates to family litigation. In working with families of great wealth, I’ve seen my fair share of problems that, from the outside, seemed easily resolvable but resulted in years (yes, years) of lawyers, depositions and costly legal fees. But what […]

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Inside FOA Martha’s Vineyard 2016

We are pleased to share with you an inside look at our 2016 retreat at Martha’s Vineyard. This year our member families gathered for an intimate event with sessions and activities. We were blessed with unbelievably beautiful weather and great people. If you’re curious about what our events are like hear directly from our community in their […]

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What are single family office symposiums?

In advance of our Single Family Office Best Practice Symposiums, we’re happy to share with you a piece by industry legend Russ Alan Prince of RA Prince & Associates. There has long been a tradition of wealthy families and their single family office executives carving out time to “do lunch” to share knowledge and create […]

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Newt Gingrich to Present FOA Martha’s Vineyard Keynote

The 2016 election has turned politics on its head. From the Democratic confrontation between Sanders and Clinton to the drama of the recent Republican National Convention, this election has been nothing if not interesting. Gingrich was rumored to be on the short-list for Trump’s vice presidential pick, and continues to be a thought leader and active presence in […]

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SFVP Video 1 Released: Sense of Purpose

We are pleased to announce the release of the Successful Families Video Project, Video 1: Sense of Purpose. In this video moderator Angelo J. Robles is joined by expert panelists to discuss the driving purpose behind successful families. Learn more about the ethos that drives families with a common mission. What lives at the intersection of […]

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Announcing the Successful Families Video Project

We are pleased to announce the release of our Successful Families Video Project – a six-part video series with 14 of the world’s leading experts on single family office best practices. Our panelists came together with host Angelo Robles to discuss the most timely topics in sustaining family harmony and working towards success. The resulting […]

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Lifestyle: Investing In An Art Fund?

Lifestyle- Investing In An Art Fund?

With recent art prices reaching record highs across nearly every collecting genre, medium and period and art being dubbed “the new asset class,” art investment funds have returned to the marketplace as viable alternative investments. Still an emerging industry, there are now an estimated fifty art funds in the United States and new global sectors […]

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Lifestyle: US Colleges and the Economy

Lifestyle- US Colleges and the Economy

Amidst the global economic crisis, preparing today’s students for the future–and the new realities of business and life–is more important than ever. The hallmarks of the U.S. system of higher education, innovation and creative problem solving, are critical to students’ futures. Colleges and universities, despite budget strains resulting from declining endowments and increased demand for […]

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On Asset Protection Planning

On Asset Protection Planning

For as long as there has been a legal system, there have been two basic questions examined in the context of any civil litigation. The first question is one of liability; specifically, whether the defendant has done anything wrong. If the question of liability is answered in the affirmative, the second question, that of damages, […]

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