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Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers is a Gold Sponsor of the 2008 Massachusetts Family Business Awards

Friday, February 08, 2008

The law firm of Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C. of Boston, MA is pleased to announce its Gold level sponsorship of the 2008 Massachusetts Family Business Awards program, an annual competition designed to promote and highlight the many achievements of Massachusetts-based, family owned businesses.

Ed Tarlow, a founding member of Tarlow, Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C. has been instrumental in the creation of the Massachusetts Family Business Awards program, now entering its second successful year. Tarlow teamed up with Ted Clark, the Executive Director of The Northeastern University Center for Family Business, to develop the program, honoring the most successfully run and managed family businesses in Massachusetts.

The firm’s tax and estate planning attorneys regularly advise business owners and their families on the complexities of estate planning and administration, taxation and corporate law. Attorney Richard Breed notes, “The Family Business Awards Program provides a unique opportunity to salute the numerous contributions of family owned businesses, which are too often overlooked. We have built lasting relationships with many family owned businesses over the years and we look forward to providing continued assistance and support to this critical segment of our local economy.”

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.

The 2008 Massachusetts Family Business Awards event will be held on May 8, 2008 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, MA. Speakers will include Jim Kaloyanides, President and COO of New England Coffee, and Phyllis Godwin, Chairman, Granite City Electric Supply. David Wade, award-winning journalist and co-anchor of WBZ-TV News’ weekday newscasts at morning and noon will serve as Host of Ceremonies for the event.

Please visit for tickets, or for more information about the Massachusetts Family Business Awards program.