Succession planning should begin the moment one embarks on forming a business.
Owners of closely held businesses are working hard, especially in this economic climate, to keep their businesses operating and growing. Increasing numbers of these owners have put their exit plans on hold for business and personal reasons. Yet, this is an excellent time for owners to work on their exit plans. The analysis and strategic planning involved in this process is and will be invaluable for the continuing business operations. Current conditions provide a good opportunity to resolve difficult and unpleasant problems ignored in better times. Exit planning and execution takes a long time.
Previous speaking experience: Speaker for The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, Arizona Independent Insurance Agents Association, and Nevada Independent Insurance Agents for the past 7 years on insurance topics for property and casualty insurance.
Higher Education: AA -- Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ
BA -- Oakland University, Rochester MI
Degrees: AA & BA - both with honors. Double Degree -- English & Journalism
Relevant Publications: Creative Writing -- Play Published
Association Memberships/Positions Held: Board of Directors of the Arizona Independent Insurance Agents Association
Janet B. Fierman
Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green, PA
Shareholder at Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA
2015 Top Woman Lawyer in Massachusetts; chairman of the Town of Brookline Building Commission; Super Lawyer in area privately owned businesses since 2009
Relevant publications “Family Enterprises and Their Real Estate”, chapter in Family Enterprises, How to Build Growth, Family Control and Family Harmony, Richard Narva editor. 2015; “CM at Risk – A New Alternative for Public Construction Projects”, 2009 “Building Defects in Residential Properties: Who is Responsible?” 2008
J.D. degree, law review, Boston University School of Law; B.A. degree with honors Swarthmore College; Master of International Affairs, Columbia University School of International Affairs