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

"The afhe annual conference consistently provides the most relevant, quality programs of any event I've been to. I'd attend even if there was no CLE credit offered." --|-- "Programing was wonderful. Disappointed a few years ago about programing has really been upgraded. Will attend more often." --|-- "The meeting gets to the issues that are at the heart of good service to the family enterprises we serve." --|-- "The only way to understand value of a afhe conference is to attend and then look back a year later and see how it has changed your awareness and your professional engagements." --|-- "afhe continues to provide excellent educational and networking opportunities." --|-- "afhe continues to be my favorite conference and professional networking event." --|-- "Best content ever, great speakers" --|-- "Maybe the best afhe conference so far. Very substantive all the way across." --|-- "afhe has a unique conference focusing on great family business ideas." --|-- "Every year afhe conferences get better and better. I highly recommend attending afhe's conference if you have an interest in a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach relating to family enterprises." --|-- "This year's afhe conference was outstanding again. The depth of experience and practical steps learned from afhe's conference is unmatched. The true sense of openly sharing, collaboration and welcoming atmosphere is better than so many other conferences."


On Wednesday, April 6, the Department of Labor released the final version of its highly anticipated “fiduciary rule.” The final rule is the culmination of six years of study, commentary and revisions after the rule was initially proposed in October of 2010 (later withdrawn) and released again on April 20, 2015. The essence of the rule—to subject more advisers of employee benefit plan participants to the fiduciary standards of ERISA—remains unchanged from the 2015 proposal, but the Department of Labor made several key concessions to ease the burden on advisers.

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Mid-Year Conference Invitation - By Michael Hawthorne, AFHE President

Mid-Year Conference Invitation. Thursday, November 12, 2015 - Friday, November 13, 2015 - Hilton Chicago O'Hare - O'Hare International Airport Terminal 2.


What is AFHE - By Michael Hawthorne, AFHE President

Why you should join AFHE and upcoming meetings.


Beginnings of the afhe

John Dadakis talks about the beginnings of afhe.


What is afhe?

This video details what afhe is and the benefits of being a member of this prestigious organization.

Submitted by Michael Hawthorne, afhe President



afhe Membership

This video details the membership of afhe and indicates that afhe is an independent, non-profit association of attorneys and other professionals who provide multi-disciplinary legal counsel and advice to publicly and privately-held enterprises, their owner-managers, and family members.

Submitted by Michael Hawthorne, afhe President 



2014 afhe Annual Conference

This video details afhe’s 2014 Annual Conference which will take place from Wednesday, April 23 to Friday, April 25 at the Vdara Hotel and Spa in Las Vegas, NV.

Submitted by Michael Hawthorne, afhe President



2014 afhe Annual Conference in Las Vegas

This video was made at the Annual Conference that took place from Wednesday, April 23 to Friday, April 25 at the Vdara Hotel and Spa in Las Vegas, NV.



2014 afhe Annual Conference in Las Vegas Photo Slide Show

A slide show of pictures taken during the April 23-25, 2014 afhe Annual Conference & Membership Meeting in Las Vegas.



2015 Annual Conference and Membership Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ

This video details afhe’s 2015 Annual Conference which will take place from Wednesday, April 22 to Friday, April 24 at the J. W. Marriott Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, AZ.

Submitted by Michael Hawthorne, afhe President



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