Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to co-host with Family Office Exchange (FOX) their Family Business Owner Roundtable: Building an Effective Board and the Role of Outside Directors. Partners Matthew Galo, Sarah Kerr Severson and Robert J. Pluth Jr. will present, together with FOX executives Karen Neal and Mariann Mihailidis, at this half-day event featuring a panel of industry leaders discussing topics such as:
- The responsibilities and fiduciary duties of board members
- When to use an advisory board vs. a formal corporate board
- Best practices and challenges of using outside board members
- The process of establishing an external board
Mr. Galo leads Schiff Hardin’s Private Companies Group and counsels private companies and their founders, investors and management teams in all aspects of their corporate activities. Ms. Severson, a member of Schiff Hardin’s Private Clients, Trusts and Estates Group, represents family business owners, often transcending several generations, and works with clients to develop comprehensive estate plans, business succession plans and charitable planning techniques. Mr. Pluth, who leads Schiff Hardin’s Tax Practice, implements customized tax, succession planning and estate planning strategies to enable business owners to achieve their long-term goals.
Ms. Neal, a member of FOX’s Member Councils and Consulting, works with family groups and wealth advisers to bring processes and solutions to the challenges of preserving family wealth. Ms. Mihailidis leads FOX’s Member Councils and Consulting and connects private networks of close peers to advance their professional development and to solve the unique challenges they face in their management of private wealth.
The roundtable event takes place Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Schiff Hardin LLP’s Conference Center in their Chicago office. There is no charge for the event, but registration is required and limited to family leaders and family office executives.