Family Office Insights: Legal Issues Arising from HBO's "Succession" – The Importance of Separation of Church and State

August 2023
Region: Americas

The hit HBO series Succession aired its final episode this past May, ending a five-season saga that followed the fictional Roy family and WayStar RoyCo., one of the largest family-controlled media and entertainment conglomerates in the world. While the show is fictional, many of the plotlines that unfold are prime examples of the legal challenges that family offices can face. In this Family Office Insights, we consider some of the most significant moments in the show and identify ways in which the Roy family could have benefitted from having independent, sophisticated legal advisers closely assessing the family office organization.