Business Owners and Their Families
Business owners invest years of hard work and energy building their operation in order to provide for their family, their retirement, and possibly for future generations. Most often, it is also built on relationships, the preservation of which may be desirable and even necessary. With this understanding, Nathalie offers strategic thinking, discretion and a particular sensitivity to you and your family’s wellbeing as critical elements of her work.
Nathalie has represented business owners or their spouses both before the courts and in alternative dispute resolution processes for over 25 years. She now focuses her efforts in keeping separations out of court because of the more beneficial results this approach consistently delivers- keeping the spouses in control of the results in a private setting.
Going to court is a last resort. In court people have no control over the outcome – or the division of their divorce assets — and their personal and sensitive business information becomes public. More importantly, judges have the power to order seriously disruptive verdicts including share transfers, a forced sale of the business, and in some extreme cases, issue freezing orders.
Collaborative Law and Mediation are much better suited for resolving marital disputes, especially for high net-worth families or when there is a business. In these private out-of-court systems, separating spouses constructively address their personal, business and financial affairs, and find more attractive tax and financial solutions.
With Nathalie’s legal guidance, they are able to protect their assets or claim a fair share, work out equitable agreements, or transition the business if it is no longer possible to jointly operate.
Nathalie provides unique strategies and out-of-court solutions to the complex human, legal and financial issues related to separation or divorce and pre-nuptial agreements. Read more
An accredited mediator, Nathalie mediates pre-nuptial agreements and separation and divorces for families with businesses or complex portfolios. Read more