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Avoiding Prying Eyes in Family and Closely Held Business Communications

Take steps to help clients reduce the risk of disclosing private information.

Businesses of all kinds must be vigilant to protect from prying eyes those communications that could reveal business secrets or prove damaging in later litigation. Family businesses are particularly vulnerable. Why? The formality typically built into corporate environments can be missing in family-owned/operated businesses. For example, family members commonly discuss business issues in informal settings, under unguarded circumstances and in conjunction with non-business matters. The danger?

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