By: Nicole L. Garton

What Is the Family Bank? Wealthy families have been establishing their own banks for centuries. Think of the Medici and the Rothschilds in Europe, for instance, or the Mellons in…

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By: Nicole L. Garton

In most families, the idea of  “family governance” is like the “family office”—not something to which you give much thought. The family office? Mom and dad are “family office” enough.…

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By: Nicole L. Garton

One of the more difficult areas of estate planning is providing for a mentally or physically disabled beneficiary. The Issue In most situations, a mentally or physically disabled beneficiary is,…

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By: Nicole L. Garton

Family businesses are a critical contributor to the Canadian economy. The Alberta Business Family Institute has found that family businesses employ six million workers, create 70% of jobs in North…

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