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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

Speaking Engagements 

BMC Associates provides speakers to families in business, business partners, and the professionals that serve them. Our subjects all focus on methods of preventing and resolving business conflict. The Speakers program is led by Dr. David Gage, a principal of BMC and a nationally-recognized expert on business mediation and collaboration. All BMC speakers are active practitioners in business mediation and conflict prevention.

For more detailed information on BMC’s capabilities or to arrange for a speaker, contact us.


  • Positive Wealth and Inheritance Strategies for ACTEC Fellows and Their Client Families

    The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
    Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
    To Be Presented on October 19, 2019

    David Gage was asked to be one of four professionals on a distinguished panel, and the only one who is not a Fellow of ACTEC. The international organization is comprised of the most accomplished and experienced trust and estate lawyers and professors.

  • All is Fair in Love and War… But What About Family Business?

    Tulane Family Business Forum
    Tulane University, New Orleans , LA
    To Be Presented on May 16, 2019

    A feeling of fairness is a critical ingredient in family businesses. Without it, a sense of dissatisfaction grows and trust is compromised. David Gage has written about how challenging it can be to maintain a strong sense of fairness when mixing love, money, jobs and family members’ identities in one business.

  • Family Governance and Family Wealth

    Exit Planning Institute Conference
    Ritz Carlton – Tysons Corner, Virginia

    It’s easy and common for financial and legal advisors to focus their efforts on “the business” to the detriment of the family behind it. Family businesses have special circumstances that public companies don’t face and managing the issues related to stewarding wealth through generations is complex. In this session Dr.

  • Healthy Business Partners & Partnerships

    Executive Forums of Northern Virginia
    The Tower Club, Tysons Corner, Virginia

    Donna and David Gage addressed a gathering of CEOs and Co-owners interested in discovering the common (and not-so-common) traps partners fall into and the preventive steps they can take to minimize the likelihood of conflict. They stressed that most partner conflicts can be traced back to insufficient partner planning.

  • The Expertise Psychologists Bring to Mediation

    Maryland Psychological Association Annual Convention
    Baltimore, Maryland

    The Maryland Psychological Association invited Drs. Donna and David Gage to present a workshop at their Annual Convention about the many ways psychologists can use mediation to help their clients. They focused on mediation with business partners, boards of directors, management teams and families with business and estate issues, but they emphasized how psychologists’ training and experience make them particularly well suited to work in any conflict situations that involve close relationships.

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