How to Avoid "Business Divorces" - Lessons Learned from the Field
This month's event is a followup to November's presentation on "The Unplanned Exit", where we learned about business breakups and their legal consequences. Wouldn't it be great if we could help our clients avoid those breakups in the first place?
Please join our presenters, Ed Kopf and Stewart Christ from BMC Associates, a business mediation firm, as they draw from BMC's decades from experience in helping to mediate business disputes (often the last step before going to court). They'll identify things that business owner partners can do - both as they form companies and operate them - to avoid misunderstanding, mistrust, and disputes. It should be a lively session with lots of war stories."
Ed Kopf, BMC Associates
Ed Kopf has been a Principal of BMC Associates for over 10 years. BMC is a mediation firm that helps business partners, owners of family businesses, and principals of other organizations deal with conflict and build collaboration. Prior to BMC. Ed had over twenty years of senior management experience in rapidly growing public and closely-held companies. His leadership roles have included serving as President of American Political Network, Inc., Executive Vice President of U.S. Digital Communications, Inc., Vice President of Circuit City Stores, Inc., and Chief Financial Officer of Ariel Research Corporation. He has also consulted with a variety of organizations on turn-around, expansion, and sale strategies.
Stewart H. Christ, BMC Associates
Stewart H. Christ, Principal of BMC Associates, is an experienced business management, strategic marketing, and technology consultant. At BMC, he helps business partners, owners of family businesses, and principals of other organizations deal with conflict and build collaboration. Stewart is also the Founder of Executive Peer Forum where he works with the owners and senior executives of a variety of enterprises. The forum process entails the issues of life balance, including family, health, and spirituality, as well as business issues such as growth, profitability, strategic planning, sources of capital and key personnel, board and investor matters