Carla R. McBeath-Urrutia

Researcher, writer, editor with a list of published articles and chapters in legal treatises and a current portfolio of online marketing articles and case studies for a software company. Well-versed in legal topics (with a Juris Doctor) as well as art and culture (the Bachelor of Fine Arts was earned in studio art), this writer has an unusual ability to find hidden aspects of topics, approaches, systems of business and law. Inspired by Gaston Bachelard, a French philosopher ( "the Poetics of Space") she finds that there is a deep connection between human psyche and our personal world.


PUBLISHED LEGAL WRITING (in the following subject areas) Medical/Legal Treatises Litigation Debtor and Creditor Law and Bankruptcy Business, Corporate Structure and Contracts All publications are by sole authorship, except where indicated Treatise: COLLIER ON BANKRUPTCY (Matthew Bender Rev. 15th Ed. 2000) Treatise: AMERICAN JURISPRUDENCE PROOF OF FACTS (3d Series West Group 1999, 2000, 2001) Negligence in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Arthritis; Negligence in Blood Transfusions Negligence in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease Medical Malpractice in Tonsillectomies Treatise: COURTROOM MEDICINE, ATTORNEYS TEXTBOOK OF MEDICINE (Matthew Bender 1997 - 2000) Discography Pain Clinics Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Journal: COMMERCIAL DAMAGES REPORTER (Matthew Bender 1998, 1999) Mitigation of Damages for Potential Y2K Litigation (2 parts) The Case of the Disappearing Punitive Damages Claim: Mulder v. Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Prejudgment Attachment: A Tale of Two Jurisdictions (2 Parts) Treatise: DEBTOR AND CREDITOR LAW (Matthew Bender 1998, 1999) Spendthrift Trusts Escrowees Receivership C.R. McBeath Treatise: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS AND TAX PLANNING (Matthew Bender 1998-2000) Equity Financing Professional Corporations Distribution of Control Through Equity Financing Treatise: DOING BUSINESS IN THE UNITED STATES –REGULATION OF BUSINESS IN GENERAL (Matthew Bender 1997-2000) Corporate Reporting Requirements Corporate Powers, Limitations and Liabilities Roles of Directors, Officers and Shareholders Treatise: COLLIER ON BANKRUPTCY - editorial –in-house (Matthew Bender rev. 15th Ed. 1999) Treatise: MOORE’S FEDERAL PRACTICE (Matthew Bender 1997) Co-author: Consolidation and Separate Trials

Navigating the Family Business...

Navigating the Family Business Through a Time of “Dangerous Change” A surprising statistic published in May, 2011 by the United States Small Business Administration was that family-owned businesses account for 90% of all businesses in the United States (large and small)[]. From two-person shops to the largest family businesses in the U.S., there are family dynamics and family challenges that don't surface in day-to-day management of other businesses. A business that was founded and currently owned by a family and includes, as managers and employees, two or three generations of the family, has a different set of obstacles surfacing continually during the course of business.

Competition for the Best Family-Owned Business – Learning from the Winners!

Family businesses are not just “businesses”. A key government agency is monitoring this subsection of “business” in the United States, to find out how they operate and how they can flourish, or fail. Every year, each state chapter of the United States Small Business Administration grants an annual award for “ Family Business of the Year” in each state. State-based S.B.A. Chapters accept nominations of family-owned businesses for the Jeffrey Butland Family Business of the Year award. The contest

Sibling Rivalry in the Family Business

Can brothers and sisters really work together? Or is there always an underlying rivalry, dating back to the worst of childhood rants: “Mom always liked you best!”!!! Sometimes, the family business is on the line. Family businesses can function as well with family members, as with non-family, except when siblings are not in harmony. One of the most frequent obstacles to a thriving business founded by, and operated by, a family is a fight between, or among, siblings. Northeastern University Cente

Family Business Series-Addiction

When the second generation son is taking over the family business from a founding parent, and the son has a serious drinking or drug problem, who is going to confront him? One out of two American family businesses will have to deal with a family-related addiction problem within the company, according to a 2012 study of 99 family businesses from a broad range of industries across the country. One out of two. Addiction is a big problem for American family businesses — mostly a hidden problem. C

Case Studies

Second Nature Landscaping and Guaranteed Greener Grass, two divisions of Poor Boys Enterprises, Inc. "Lawn-Nurturing Landscaping Company Finds Route4Me Keeps Drivers on Time and Customers Happy. " For 20 years, this family owned business has delivered landscaping and lawn maintenance to only residences in Virginia Beach, hiring local workers and paying them more than the low rate paid by larger, commercially-centered landscaping businesses in the area.”We keep our business local”, says Aaron Morris,