Managing Conflict

The ability to manage conflict is the critical success factor for families that share ownership or management of a family business or other assets.

Continuity is the leader in managing family business conflict and conflict in affluent families. We help families get unstuck, agree on next steps, or align on direction and leadership. No matter what you hope to achieve through your work with us—be it a seamless succession, creating a family office, or establishing governance— we devise solutions that help you manage differences over time.

How We Can Help

Comprehensive Assessment

We consider all stakeholder priorities and multiple factors to get to, and address, conflict at its core.

Minimize Upheaval

We structure solutions to support business stability, opportunity, and important relationships.

Identify Remedies & Ramifications

We develop forward-thinking solutions that grow you out of conflict and help your family and business maintain health over time.

Advise at All Stages

We help families and advisors through all stages of conflict, whether to proactively manage differences or in situations of extreme litigation.

Stand By You

Being available to you in times of stress is our priority. We plan case loads to maximize responsiveness to address timely issues.

After we spoke with Continuity, we knew it was the right choice for our family.

We appreciated the rapport between our family and Continuity’s consultant. He went to great lengths to understand our situation and was always impartial and fair.

Continuity helped us achieve more clarity on what we wanted, what was possible, and better communication. It also helped us better understand each other by helping us consider a different perspective.

The compassion, dedication, and insights of our consultant exceeded our expectations.

You helped save my family…thank you!

Second generation assisted living communities firm formerly in active litigation

I wanted to personally thank you for all your work. You got into a situation that was almost impossible and brought us through it better than we could have hoped.

Second generation real estate and construction business

Continuity provides enormous value to our clients.

Estate attorney to several large family enterprises

I never thought our company would be so transformed and prepared for the future, but thanks to you and Continuity, we are.

Fourth generation manufacturing firm

I didn’t think I was ready to lead, but Continuity helped us turn a crisis back into a stable family business.

Third generation B2B company after the unexpected passing of the founder

One of the best presentations about what really happens in family business that our center has ever had.

Leading university-based center for family business

This training was thought-provoking and broadly applicable. It gave me insights into the underpinnings of family dynamics useful to personal life and in our closely held business.

Participant at a university family enterprise center training

Continuity experts wrote the book on managing differences in families that share assets or business ownership.

Deconstructing Conflict Book

Solutions for Families in Crisis

When crisis hits families with business or other assets, the stakes are especially high. Time is of the essence as well, because with time conflict amplifies.

Our methodology helps us bring order and forward movement out of even the most difficult circumstance.

Engaging mediators with expertise in family business issues—and experience in collaborative law, arbitration, and consensus building—can offer families options for resolution that they didn’t know were possible.


Continuity’s specialized training programs help families and advisors understand and prepare to realize their potential, avoiding pitfalls unique to enterprising families.

About Us

Since 2003, Continuity Family Business Consulting has helped families around the world build connected, intentional and productive futures. Headquartered in Boston, our advisors offer extensive experience and training in business, family systems, and conflict management.

We know how to effectively integrate the expertise of estate planners, CPAs, key non-family executives, and family business stakeholders – both in and out of the business – to produce plans that work as well for the business as they do for the family.