Family Business Seminar to Focus On Estate Planning Sept. 30

Sept. 12, 1997

by Alan Hunt

Baylor University's Institute for Family Business will present a seminar on "Estate Planning - Business and Personal," the eighth program in its 1997 Waco Family Business Seminar Series, on Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the Harrington House Faculty Dining Center.

The program will start at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast, followed by a presentation by Wesley J. Filer of the law firm of Naman Howell Smith & Lee, of Waco.

Filer, an acknowledged authority in the estate planning field, is experienced in working with family and closely held businesses. A 1969 graduate of Baylor Law School, he received a bachelors degree with honors from the University of Texas and his masters degree from George Washington University.

Doris Sandberg, program director of the Institute for Family Business, said the program will raise awareness about estate planning issues and will focus on the things family business owners, managers and advisors should be doing now to properly plan for the future.

"I can almost guarantee that this seminar will raise more questions about estate planning than it will answer," she said. "If so, it will have been successful. Because until you start thinking and asking questions about estate planning, you will never do anything about it."

The 1997 Waco Family Business Seminar Series was planned by the Institute for Family Business specifically for family-owned firms in the Waco area. Sandberg said, "The seminar series is designed to develop skills and strategies for a healthy family business."

The Institute for Family Business is a nationally-recognized organization that provides educational programs for family-owned businesses throughout the state. For more information about the Sept. 30 seminar program call Sandberg at (254) 710-2265, extension 5.

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