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the American Family Business Institute
The American Family Business Institute
(A.F.B.I.) is an organization devoted to the singular
goal of the permanent repeal of the Federal Estate
Tax, or “Death Tax” as it’s commonly
known. The organization consists of owners of family
businesses throughout America. It was founded in 1992.
It has offices is Washington, DC, Seattle, WA, and
The AFBI is an organization of family
business owners, large and small, throughout America.
As a group we own 507 businesses. We provide 107,000
jobs. We conduct $43 Billion in annual business volume.
The AFBI has offices in Washington
D.C., Seattle WA, and Birmingham AL. Dick Patten is
the Executive Director. Dick comes from a background
of building 2 successful family businesses. He has
been involved with Death Tax repeal since 1981. Harold
Apolinsky is the General Counsel. In addition to being
the “godfather” of the Death Tax repeal
movement in America, Harold is the nation’s
leading legal expert on the Federal Estate Tax. Raymond
Harbert is the Funding Chairman of the AFBI. Raymond
is Chairman of Harbert Management Corporation, a global
investment firm. Before asking others to invest in
the AFBI, Raymond committed $500,000 personally.