NU Center for Family Business New Sponsor Announcement

Boston, MA, September 09, 2010 --( Northeastern University is pleased to announce that the law offices of Burns & Levinson LLP have become sponsors of the Northeastern University Center for Family Business. The Center provides education, networking opportunities, and support to business families, and presents annual awards to the most successfully managed family businesses in Massachusetts.

"Achieving long-term success in a family business is challenging," noted Thomas E. Moore, Dean of the College of Business Administration at Northeastern University. "Family businesses face unique business challenges, including capital development, family dynamics and an increasingly more competitive environment. In these difficult economic times this generous support and participation from Burns and Levinson clearly highlights their dedication and continued commitment to family businesses.”

"We are happy to be a partner with Northeastern University and to be able to support family businesses," remarked Lawrence P. Murray, Partner at Burns & Levinson. "As a law firm with a 50 plus year history in New England of helping family businesses we are proud to continue our tradition. We look forward to the opportunity of assisting family businesses grow and prosper."

About Northeastern University's Center for Family Business
The Center for Family Business has been providing education, networking opportunities, and support to business families since 1991. A membership organization, the Center is part of the University's College of Business Administration, which is rated highly for both its undergraduate and graduate business degree programs. Northeastern University was recently ranked the 4th most entrepreneurial campus in the U.S. by Forbes. For more information about the Center for Family Business or the upcoming Massachusetts Family Business awards, please visit

About Burns & Levinson LLP
The attorneys of Burns & Levinson have been representing family businesses for the past half century, since the firm's founding in 1960. Their attorneys have assisted and counseled family businesses in diverse industries, primarily in New England, but also nationally and internationally on a wide variety of legal and business issues, including corporate, corporate finance, real estate, estate planning and succession, litigation and intellectual property. They take great pride in their track record over the decades in representing family businesses, many having now been successfully transitioned to the third generation. Burns & Levinson's core areas of practice are Business Law, Business Litigation, Intellectual Property, Real Estate and Private Client services. For more information, please visit

About Northeastern University College of Business Administration
The College’s BS in International Business is ranked 13th in the nation for international business programs by U.S. News & World Report. BusinessWeek ranks the undergraduate business program 26th in the country and number 1 for internships.

Katelyn Husereau
Northeastern University
Center for Family Business

Source: Northeastern University Center for Family Business
Katelyn Husereau, 617-373-3718,

Northeastern University Center for Family Business
Katelyn Husereau