Family Business Center of Hawaii

Equipping, educating and celebrating families in business

Shidler College of Business

FBC Event

Maui Chapter Meeting


Speakers: Brian Janowsky and Harmon Brown (ArentFox Schiff)

Location: Maui, In-person


Harmon Brown is unflustered by the complicated family dynamics often associated with these matters and finds innovative ways to mitigate them in a timely and tactful manner.

Harmon’s nationwide practice has helped clients plan for the transfer of their assets in a tax efficient and practical way. He has participated in a multitude of family meetings to develop, design and implement family estate planning. Harmon’s goal is to provide clients with clarity about their options and work closely with them and their other professional advisors to develop an integrated estate plan.

Harmon focuses on advising business owners in management and ownership succession. This practice often involves restructuring the business entity, creating incentive compensation plans for management, designing voting arrangements, and creating wealth transfer vehicles. After devising these plans, Harmon acts as a hands-on adviser for these clients to fine-tune them and insure they are properly implemented.



Brian Janowsky tailors wealth transfer plans to each client’s objectives, always mindful that clients’ non-tax goals for their families, businesses, and philanthropic interests are the driving force behind any plan.

Brian has implemented sophisticated lifetime and testamentary wealth transfer techniques and advised fiduciaries and beneficiaries in the administration of trusts and estates. He also reviews and performs tax compliance (including estate, fiduciary, gift, and postmortem income tax returns), and has represented clients before state and federal tax authorities. He has represented fiduciaries and beneficiaries in litigated matters in state court, as well.

Before joining ArentFox Schiff, Brian served as counsel in the trusts and estates practice of a New York-based law firm. Brian began his career in the trusts and estates field as a Senior Fiduciary Tax Analyst at a global financial and wealth advisory institution, where he analyzed complex estate, gift, generation-skipping, and fiduciary income tax matters for high net worth clients.