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  • FALL CONFERENCE SESSION 5: Family Governance and Decision-Making through Five Generations and 135 Years

FALL CONFERENCE SESSION 5: Family Governance and Decision-Making through Five Generations and 135 Years

  • Thursday, November 05, 2020
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Zoom (Details provided the day prior to the program)


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A 5th generation member of an active family enterprise provides an in-depth look at how one family in south Georgia has used intricate family governance structures and intentional decision-making processes to navigate through fortunate and challenging times. The speaker compares the notes of the various advisers who have helped create and implement these family governance structures, and also shares intimate personal experiences (both positive and negative) of family members at each generation with respect to issues surrounding family governance and decision-making processes.

Thompson Turner is part of the 5th generation of family ownership at the W.C. Bradley Company and has participated in both the business and charitable endeavors of his family’s enterprise. W.C. Bradley was founded in 1885 in Columbus, Georgia and is still privately held by the family of its founder. The company heritage includes operating diverse businesses. Today, it is comprised of the following companies focused on home and leisure products and services: Char-Broil, Zebco Brands, Lamplight, and W.C. Bradley Co. Real Estate. The Bradley-Turner Foundation, using contributions from the company’s success, supports the community and region through many different programs. The foundation is one of the largest charitable foundations in Georgia.

As an estate planning attorney, Thompson's practice focuses on all aspects of sophisticated estate and wealth transfer planning as well as estate and trust administration. His experience includes creating and implementing straightforward and complex estate plans, advising clients on wealth transfer tax issues, creating and advising private foundations, business succession planning for closely-held businesses, insurance planning and post-death administration of estates and trusts. He holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, a Juris Doctorate from Emory Law School, and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Loyola Law School.


AFHE Members:  $60 per webinar session

Non-Members:  $80 per webinar session


The course is pending approval for CLE credits in Georgia, Illinois and Ohio.

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