Holland & Knight will partner with Fordham Graduate Business School to establish and sponsor the Fordham Institute for Family & Private Enterprise.
The new Institute is the first university-based center devoted to assisting family-owned businesses located in the New York City area achieve their business goals through educational seminars, networking events and other membership activities. Fordham is the first and only university in the area with a dedicated institute serving the educational and networking needs of family-owned businesses.
Holland & Knight is the sole law firm involved in the project. Holland & Knight lawyers will participate in the Institute's seminars and events, addressing important issues for family-owned businesses such as family governance, business succession, tax and estate planning and transfer of ownership.
Deborah T. Haddad has joined Holland & Knight's Chicago office as a partner in the Real Estate Transactions Group.
Ms. Haddad has more than 25 years of experience. Her practice is focused on the acquisition, development, construction, financing, joint venture structuring and disposition of property. She previously served as senior vice president of Lennar Corp. and general counsel of Concord Homes. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Chicago District Council of the Urban Land Institute and serves on the ULI Preservation Compact Committee.