Why Governing by Partner Ownership Is Bound to Fail

5 major issues that firm agreements must address.

By Marc Rosenberg
The Rosenberg Practice Management Library

Getting sick and tired of ownership percentage driving your partner decisions?

I sure am.

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Why? Imagine you entered into an ownership position in a CPA firm in your mid-30s. Over the next 30 years or so, you’ll be paid your share of millions of dollars. Do you want your share to be based on judgments that are rational and logical, or unfair and lacking in common sense?

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Marc Rosenberg

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About the Author

Marc Rosenberg, CPA, is a nationally known consultant, author and speaker on CPA firm management, strategy, and partner issues.

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President of his own Chicago-based consulting firm, The Rosenberg Associates, he is founder of the most authoritative annual survey of mid-sized CPA firm performance statistics in the country, The Rosenberg Survey. He has consulted with hundreds of firms throughout his 20+ year consulting career. Accounting Today has acknowledged Marc Rosenberg as one of Top 100 Most Influential People in the CPA profession for the past 11 consecutive years and INSIDE Public Accounting has repeatedly recognized him as one of the Ten Most Recommended CPA Firm Consultants.

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