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The Partnership charter

The Partnership Charter by David Gage Millions of people co-own closely held companies, family businesses, and business partnerships, but establishing them and keeping them together is never easy. Here, finally, is the guide they have been waiting for.... Read More
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Achieving Collaboration through MediationConflict Resolution HandbookDavid Gage and Scott Meza
Avoiding Costly Legal Battles Through MediationManagement Productivity ReviewDavid Gage
Avoiding Pitfalls When Partnering with a FriendStartup Journal, The Wall Street Journal OnlineKelly Spors
Bossy KidsJournal StarBear Jack Gebhardt
Business Mediation Helps A/E Firms Make Leadership ChangesEngineering TimesDavid Gage and John Gromala
Business Partners Need Mediation – Before They Know ItNC Bar Dispute Resolution SectionJohn Sarratt
Can’t We Get Along?FortuneLori Ioannou
Change Your Practice SuccessfullyCanterbury PressMartin L. Schulman
Choosing Between Siblings: Take a Test DriveNation’s BusinessDavid Gage
Choosing the Right PartnerJournal of Clinical OrthodonticsDavid Gage
Clearing the Heir: Defuse Conflicts Before the HandoffTextile RentalDavid Gage
Conflict Management: The CFO’s Secret WeaponThe Financial ManagerEdward Kopf and Erwin Krasnow
A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Solving ProblemsAmerican Psychological Association MonitorBeth Azar
Don’t Get PersonalEntrepreneurPatricia Schiff Estess
Don’t Keep Your Estate Plans a SecretKiplinger’s Retirement Report
Don’t Let Strife Ruin Business PartnershipsInvestor’s Business DailySylvia Tiersten
Estate Planning and Family Business MediationBureau of National Affairs ADR ReportLaura Bachle
Estate Planning as a Family: A Collaborative ApproachPassages: NCFPDavid Gage
Families Prevent Second and Third Generation Business Failure through Sensitive, Provocative DialogueThe Club InsiderRichard Yocum
A Family Charter to Keep the Family Business Running SmoothlyBottom Line BusinessDavid Gage
Family Estate Feuds: Inevitable or Avoidable?TickerDavid Gage and John Gromala
Family Matters: Succession of Family BusinessesViveJudy Martel
Finding Venture Capital Close to HomeThe Washington PostMarianne Kyriakos
Five Reasons Why You Still Need Scenario PlanningHarvard Management UpdateDavid Stauffer
The Hafts and Mediation: Lessons for BusinessesThe Washington Business JournalDavid Gage
Happily Ever AfterFortune Small Business
Having Partners: A Bad Idea?My Growing CompaniesDavid Gage
Helping An Elderly Business Owner Let GoBusiness WeekJill Hamburg Coplan
Holistic Estate Planning and Integrating Mediation in the Planning ProcessReal Property, Probate and Trust JournalDavid Gage, John Gromala, and Edward Kopf
Howdy Partner: Before Hanging Out a Shingle Together, Advisors Must Make Their Expectations Well KnownAdvisor TodayLucretia DiSanto Jones
How to: Create Strategic PartnershipsSuccessEmma Johnson
Improving the Partnership RelationshipThe Lawyers WeeklyJay Brecher
Ingredients for a Successful PartnershipCamping MagazineTony Stein and David Gage
It’s All Relative – And Sometimes That’s the ProblemThe Washington PostAmy Joyce
Managing Conflicts and Family Dynamics in Your Family’s PhilanthropyNational Center for Family PhilanthropyDeborah Brody Hamilton
Managing Interpersonal Conflicts by Paying Attention to Interests: Yours and TheirsManagement Productivity ReviewMike Stadter
Marital Charters and Prenuptial AgreementsAmerican Journal of Family LawDavid Gage, Edward Kopf, and John Gromala
Mediating Personality Differences Behind Internal Business DisputesThe CPA JournalJohn Gromala and David Gage
Mediation in Estate Planning: A Strategy for Everyone’s BenefitElder’s Advisor: The Journal of Elder Law and Post-retirement PlanningDavid Gage and John Gromala
Mediation: One Discipline or Many?National Institute for Dispute Resolution JournalDavid Gage and Melinda Ostermeyer
Mediation Retreats: A Pre-Estate-Planning StrategyPrivate Wealth ManagementDavid Gage and John Gromala
Mediators Can Reconcile Warring PartnersLos Angeles TimesJane Applegate
Mom Always Liked You BestYour CompanyShelly Branch
Not All Business! Mediating the Personality Differences Behind Internal Business DisputesGP SoloDavid Gage and John Gromala
O Partner, Where Art Thou?Kogod TodayDavid Gage
Partners, Fairness and CompensationFamily Business Magazine, Compensation HandbookDavid Gage
Partnership Charters: The Process for Achieving “Interpersonal Equity” and Avoiding  the Partnership Distress SyndromeThe Club InsiderRichard Yocum
Partnership Perils: Planning to Prevent ThemThe Practicing CPA
Passing the TorchIW Growing CompaniesGeorge Taninecz
Planning for Future GenerationsTickerSuzanne Riss
Preventing ConflictExecutive ExcellenceDavid Gage
Resolving Disputes among Business Partners and OwnersCalifornia PsychologistDavid Gage, John Gromala
Resolving Disputes in Family BusinessesChesapeake Bay Organization Development NewsletterDavid Gage
Retiring Early? Better Prepare NowDentist’s Money DigestEd Rabinowitz
So, You Want to Be an EntrepreneurThe Wall Street JournalKelly K. Spors
Stepping into the Fray: Mediating Client DisputesCPA Administrator’s & Manager’s ReportDavid Gage
Stop Complaining About Your Business! Family BusinessEntrepreneurPatricia Schiff Estess
Successor Partners: Gifting or Transferring a Business or Real Property to the Next GenerationACTEC JournalDavid Gage, John Gromala, and Edward Kopf
Taking the Headache Out of Succession PlanningRural TelecommunicationsDavid Gage
Therapy for the Family BusinessThe New York TimesJulie Lawlor
Tools for Family Business Teams: Partnership ChartersFamily Business Handbook:  Building Strong Family Teams (Family Business Magazine: “What Partners Leave Unsaid”)David Gage, Dawn Martin, and John Gromala
Trustee/Beneficiary Mediation = Less LitigationTrusts & EstatesJohn Gromala and David Gage
Use Caution When Selecting a PartnerDenver PostJane Applegate
The Use of Mediation in Estate PlanningTrusts & EstatesJohn Gromala and David Gage
Want a Business Partner for Life? Get a Prenuptial.Washington Business JournalJennifer Nycz-Conner
Wealth & Family FinancesTown & CountryJudy Martel
What a Match!EntrepreneurMark Hendricks
What Do You Owe Your Kids?Reader’s Digest New ChoicesPatricia Schiff Estess
What to Look for When Opening the Door to a PartnershipThe Washington PostMarianne Kyriakos
Work With a Partner (Year After Year After Year)Inc.Patrick J. Sauer