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Author Archives: Carmen Calzacorta

Contractors must accept the realities of business exits (access required)

Carmen Calzacorta Web

Contractors likely have been forced to think about and probably document an “exit plan” at the request of their surety or banker or maybe family. One of these parties may have insisted on seeing paperwork that shows a plan is ...

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Business succession planning in the Trump era (access required)

Carmen Calzacorta Web

There is a lot of speculation about how the Trump era will impact the construction industry – from the border wall, to pipeline projects, to fast-track future projects, to a focus on infrastructure needs, to proposed tax and regulatory changes. ...

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The value of independent or outside directors (access required)

Carmen Calzacorta Web

It is considered a “best practice” to have “independent” or “outside” directors on a corporate board. Companies listed on the NYSE and NASDAQ are required to have a majority of directors be independent. Also, public companies’ audit committees are required ...

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Family-owned businesses are getting it right (access required)

Carmen Calzacorta Web

Family businesses account for approximately 80 percent of U.S. companies and 80 to 90 percent of businesses across the globe. Some of the world’s biggest companies are family-owned, including Samsung, Tata Group, Wal-Mart and Cargill, and about one-third of all ...

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