The International Association of Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises (AFHE) is an independent, non-profit association of attorneys, practicing in the areas of corporate, litigation, taxation, and trusts and estates who provide multi-disciplinary legal counsel and advice to publicly and privately-held enterprises, their owner-managers, and family members. The organization serves as a resource for individuals, business entities, trade associations, the business press, and other groups seeking information concerning attorneys with the experience, expertise, and qualifications to address privately-held business issues. AFHE members focus on the establishment, growth, and success of family-held enterprise, the engine behind entrepreneurship.
Family businesses are essentially the same around the world in their contributions to the long-term financial and social stability of their communities. The attorneys who practice in family businesses believe in the traditional role of legal counselor to these businesses, viewing the entire business life-cycle of their clients' firms as relevant to business and legal decisions made today and with all advisors and family members.
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 multi-disciplinary counsel to family-held enterprises.
Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises - The Leading Source of Multi-Disciplinary Counsel