The law firm of Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C.
of Boston, MA is pleased to announce its Gold level sponsorship of the
2008 Massachusetts Family Business Awards program, an annual
competition designed to promote and highlight the many achievements of
Massachusetts-based, family owned businesses.
Ed Tarlow, a founding member of Tarlow, Breed Hart
& Rodgers, P.C. has been instrumental in the creation of the
Massachusetts Family Business Awards program, now entering its second
successful year. Tarlow teamed up with Ted Clark, the Executive Director
of The Northeastern University Center for Family Business, to develop
the program, honoring the most successfully run and managed family
businesses in Massachusetts.
The firm’s tax and estate planning attorneys regularly
advise business owners and their families on the complexities of estate
planning and administration, taxation and corporate law. Attorney
Richard Breed notes, “The Family Business Awards Program provides a
unique opportunity to salute the numerous contributions of family owned
businesses, which are too often overlooked. We have built lasting
relationships with many family owned businesses over the years and we
look forward to providing continued assistance and support to this
critical segment of our local economy.”
Recent statistics indicate that more than 80 % of all
business enterprises in North America are family owned and operated,
and that they account for 60% of total U.S. employment, 78% of all new
jobs, and 65% of wages paid. Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers focuses
on working with family businesses, in particular, assisting them with
the challenges of business succession between generations, as well as
with issues involving corporate law, taxation, litigation, and estate
The 2008 Massachusetts Family Business Awards event
will be held on May 8, 2008 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge,
MA. Speakers will include Jim Kaloyanides, President and COO of New
England Coffee, and Phyllis Godwin, Chairman, Granite City Electric
Supply. David Wade, award-winning journalist and co-anchor of WBZ-TV
News’ weekday newscasts at morning and noon will serve as Host of
Ceremonies for the event.
Please visit www.nuffi.org for tickets, or for more information about the Massachusetts Family Business Awards program.