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Media Relations / Press Releases

afhe’s mission is to be the leading resource for the on-going advancement, collaboration and education of practicing attorneys and other professionals who provide intra-disciplinary counsel to family-held enterprises.

The Leading Source of Intra-Disciplinary Counsel


Published Articles.

 What Is AFHE (PDF)
Founded in Arizona in March of 1994, afhe began when four attorneys and members of the American Bar Association decided to fill a gap with a cross disciplinary group of professionals focused on family businesses.

AFHE 2015 Annual Meeting Advertisement in Family Business Magazine

Family Business Magazine Advertisement

AFHE 2014 Midyear Conference
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Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises (afhe) Celebrates 20 Years of Supporting Family Businesses
An article in the Chicago Tribune

Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises (afhe) Celebrates 20 Years of Supporting Family Businesses - Press Kit 2014-2015 (PDF)

(Hoffman Estates, IL) December 1, 2014 – Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises, Inc. (afhe), a non-profit association of attorneys and other professionals who provide multi-disciplinary counsel to family-owned businesses, is celebrating its 20th year anniversary with the largest membership in history, thanks to an increase of over forty percent in 2014 alone.

Working in Sync; It’s not a one-size-fits-all approach - CASE STUDY February 2015 (PDF)

“We are extremely happy with our collaboration with The Center for Association Resources,” states Hawthorne. “The Center developed a plan that helps us serve numerous clients and bring us into the view of more organizations. afhe is now providing greater value and more programming to Its members while also providing greater value to afhe’s sponsors.”

Pitfalls of Accounting for Family-Held enterprises
by Michael Hawthorne
An article in the Daily Herald Business Ledger


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