DC Family Business Forum

About DC Family Business Forum

The mission of the DC Family Business Forum is to promote and foster the growth and ongoing success of family businesses through learning, sharing and creating effective solutions regarding the critical issues and challenges confronting family businesses in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Presentations and seminars are supported entirely by multi-disciplinary sponsors who are involved in working with family businesses as part of their routine practice.

Attendance to lectures and presentations sponsored by the DC Family Business Forum is offered by invitation only to a limited number of family-owned businesses. Participation in activities is restricted to invitees and sponsors. An invitation is extended by sponsors to family businesses who have the ability to benefit from and participate in the lecture series. Invited businesses will generally have a family member with controlling interest in the business and at least one family member currently employed in the business.




Mark Bisnow

Mark Bisnow has been an unproductive but happy citizen since selling Bisnow Media to a private equity firm in April 2016. Though his luck exceeded his skill, it became the world?s largest commercial real estate news and events company. Mark?s career also includes riding the financial roller coaster at Microstrategy and WebMethods, being a sleep-deprived lawyer at Latham & Watkins and, in a galaxy long ago, press secretary to 1980 presidential candidate John Anderson.