Larry Smith, CA

Mr. Larry Smith, CA, Family Business Consultant

Areas of Specialty:                                                                                            

  • Deciding to join the Family Business
  • Criteria for Family Member Employment
  • Succession of Ownership & Management
  • Family Dynamics in Business
  • Facilitation of Family Meetings

Education & Qualifications:

  • Chartered Accountants’ Degree
  • Advanced courses in succession planning, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Successful Completion of the following courses offered by the Business Families Foundation through the Canadian Association of Family Enterprises:
    o Instructors’ Training for the Roadmap Course, an interactive course on Family Business Dynamics
    o Instructors’ Course for Formation and Conduct of a Family Council


Mr. Smith’s practical business experience includes consultation to business families on family business issues, facilitation of family meetings, and succession planning for family businesses.

Mr. Smith teaches courses on Managing the Family Enterprise, with emphasis on family business dynamics, using the case method.  The classes are composed of undergraduates and MBA students at the Dalhousie School of Business.

Professional Memberships:

  • Canadian Association of Family Enterprises (Nova Scotia): Board Member,  Advocacy Committee Chair, and  Past President
  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia