afhe’s mission is to be the leading resource for the on-going advancement, collaboration and education of practicing attorneys and other professionals who provide intra-disciplinary counsel to family-held enterprises.

The Leading Source of Intra-Disciplinary Counsel


afhe Board

Andrew Karlen 


Andrew N. Karlen, Esq.

Karlen & Stolzar, LLP, White Plains, NY



Vice President/Treasurer/Director
Michael Whitty, Esq.
Handler Thayer, LLP, Chicago , IL

Kellogg Secretary/Director
Mark E. Kellogg, Esq.
Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap PC, Lansing, MI
Babcock Director
Warner K. Babcock
New York City Family Enterprise Center Inc., New York, NY
Dori Brewer Director
Dori Brewer, Esq.
PerkinsCoie, Seattle, WA

Peter Dougherty

Merrill Lynch, Chagrin Falls, OH

Nolfi Director
Gregory M. Nolfi, Esq.

Hahn, Loeser & Parks LLP, Cleveland, OH
RenkertThomas Director
Amelia Renkert-Thomas, Esq.

Engaged Ownership, Durham, NC
Blair Trippe Director
Blair Trippe

Continuity, Boston, MA


Michael J. Zdeb, Esq.

Holland & Knight, LLP, Chicago, IL




Denise Downing

Executive Director

Denise Downing, CMP
Neff & Downing Management Services
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