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.



Michael Friedl

Mike is President , Chief Operating Officer and Co-Chair of the Investment Committee of Larkspur Services and the broader holding company. Larkspur is a multi-generational family office and investment company based in The Plains, Virginia. The Family Office services Six Family Lines across the United States and provides Investment, Tax Services, Trust and Estate Planning and NextGen Services. This includes oversight and management of over 150 legal entities including personal accounts, Partnerships, Trust accounts, Managed Funds and numerous Private Equity Investments in the US as well as overseas.