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Family businesses need objective advisers (access required)

After a lifetime of dedication and success, your client is ready to retire from the family business. He’s designated his two adult sons as 50/50 owners. One has worked in the company for a decade. In fact, he’s second in ...

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Boards must know warning signs of toxic corporate culture (access required)

Boards of directors bear enormous responsibilities for the tone at the top and corporate culture of the companies they are entrusted to oversee. This fiduciary duty is evident in the selection of senior management and when assessing the overall ethical ...

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The year of the renewal

When it comes to office and industrial space, there’s no question: Right now it’s a landlord’s market in Boise. This is in stark contrast to conditions back in the Great Recession, when tenants ruled the world of commercial space. Back ...

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It’s time to review that partnership agreement (access required)

If your partnership was audited, would you want the IRS to select your representative? If you joined a partnership this year and it was subject to a tax assessment related to a year when you were not a partner, would ...

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Looking for talent? You’ll find it downtown

I am sick and tired of hearing about how the downtown Boise office market is in trouble because of the cost or availability of parking.  This is ridiculous.  If you don’t see that downtown Boise is booming, then you just ...

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A paradigm shift on sexual misconduct (access required)

Human behavior is fascinating at the beginning of each new year. Examples abound at every local gym and fitness facility. For the “regulars,” January is a nightmare of crowded parking lots, long waits to use equipment and blindingly colorful new ...

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Changing skylines show Idaho’s growth since 2011

What a difference seven years has made. In 2011, office construction in Boise and elsewhere in Idaho was at a standstill. Many workers left the state, or trained for other careers. But things turned around fast after the Gardner Company ...

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Legal term review: a litigation terminology cheat sheet (access required)

The good news is the construction business is booming. The bad news is that litigation is too. The legal world is complex to navigate. Below is a quick and dirty list of basic litigation terminology for people finding themselves in the ...

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Looking to the future in office design

What do you think of when you hear the term “office?”  What image flashes through your mind? I believe for most of us, the answer is based on our own experiences from our careers, or from visiting an office that ...

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Everything you think you know about millennials is wrong (access required)

I really don’t know why an article about modular furniture finally pushed me over the edge, but that’s where I find myself, and so I’m here today to tell you that almost everything you’ve ever read about millennials is wrong. ...

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