Meet the Founder

Richard Watts, the founder and President of Family Business Office® (“FBO”), was admitted to the California State Bar to practice law in 1982 and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School. Richard is a published author, writes for numerous publications throughout the United States and Canada, and speaks nationally on transitioning wealth to your children.

A resident of Laguna Beach, California, Richard’s passions include traveling with his wife, Debbie and family, long board surfing at San Onofre, swimming, skiing and snowboarding in the local mountains, piano, and music composition. He is the proud father of his three sons; Aaron (wife Rene), Todd (wife Stephanie), and Russell, and has two granddaughters; Maclane and Lucy.

Professional Credentials

  • Harvard Business School OPM, Boston, Massachusetts (2002)
  • Admitted to California State Bar (1982)
  • University of California at San Diego, School of Economics (1978)

Message from the Founder

Family Business Office® (FBO) was developed over years of representing high net worth families. Having been retained to resolve conflicts as they arose, I realized there would be substantial value to having a more global...

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About FBO

Family Business Office® (FBO) is a legal and consulting firm that provides a comprehensive umbrella of protection and services to our family office clients. We are a...

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