Kingston, MA (PressExposure) December 17, 2008 -- The New England Chapter of the Family Firm Institute recently honored Attorney Ed Tarlow, a founding member of Tarlow, Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C. of Boston, MA, for his personal and professional generosity and leadership at the chapter's quarterly meeting held on December 4, 2008.
Tarlow served as President of the largest and most well established chapter of the Family Firm Institute in the country, the New England Chapter (NEC), from 2000 until 2008. Tarlow was cited for special recognition by the NEC for his tireless work catalyzing sponsors, inspiring membership, developing NEC Committees, and serving as the driving force for many collaborative efforts.
In one such notable effort, Tarlow was instrumental in the creation of the Massachusetts Family Business Awards program, an annual competition designed to promote and highlight the many achievements of Massachusetts-based, family owned businesses, which is now entering its third successful year.
As a senior member of Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C., Tarlow has played a key role in increasing the firm's expertise in the areas of taxation, business law, and estate planning, which are areas of paramount importance to family-owned businesses. Tarlow is a member of the Boston Estate Planning Council, Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises, the Society for Trust and Estate Planners, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the American Bar Association, as well as the Family Firm Institute.
In addition to having a wealth of published articles to his credit, Tarlow has achieved many noteworthy accomplishments. He received the SBANE (Smaller Business Association of New England) Community Service Award in 2007, was named the Boston Estate Planner of the Year in 2003 by the Boston Estate Planning Council, and was selected as a New England Super Lawyer by Boston Magazine in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008.
Family Firm Institute The Family Firm Institute (FFI) is an international professional membership organization dedicated to providing interdisciplinary education and networking opportunities for family business and family wealth advisors, consultants, educators and researchers and to increasing public awareness about trends and developments in the family business and family wealth fields. The New England Chapter now boasts the largest membership of any chapter in FFI with members representing all consultant and advisory groups who work with family businesses.
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 planning.