Lack of trust, lack of common purpose, control and avoidance of difficult conversations.  Essentially the plot lines for the hugely compelling TV drama, Succession  but also too often the reality in family businesses.  The payoff of aligning a family business’s shared purpose, mutual trust, and collective decision-making produces results  in business performance, family relationships, and a more effective force for positive social impact.  Forsters corporate and private client lawyers have enormous experience in helping family businesses navigate these complex issues and in designing structures which bring the solutions together into a governing framework.