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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Construction Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Health Care Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Construction Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Health Care Law Corporate Law Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Rockville, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
Keith A. Bice was awarded 2021 "Lawyer of the Year" in Foundation.Models.Operations.Elasticsearch.BestLawyers.PracticeArea

Keith A. Bice

Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Denville, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Real Estate Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Corporate Law Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Compliance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Tax Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law Real Estate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Trusts and Estates Tax Law Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Financial Services Regulation Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Litigation - Real Estate Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Tax Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Securities Regulation Venture Capital Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Elder Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Corporate Governance Law Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Tax Law Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trusts and Estates Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Elder Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
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William J. "Bill" Kaiser , Jr. was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

William J. "Bill" Kaiser , Jr.

Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Jasper, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Banking and Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Real Estate Litigation and Controversy - Tax Real Estate Law Franchise Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida Lakeland, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Iowa City, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Metairie, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Tax Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Akron, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Banking and Finance Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Banking and Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Governance Law Corporate Law Corporate Compliance Law
Lawyer
John S. Lueken was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

John S. Lueken

Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Elder Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Construction Litigation - Municipal Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Family Law Commercial Litigation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Construction Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Real Estate Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Corporate Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation and Controversy - Tax Government Relations Practice Corporate Law Corporate Compliance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law Reinsurance Law Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Bangor, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Banking and Finance Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Tax Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - ERISA Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Nonprofit / Charities Law Trusts and Estates Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Canton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Muscatine, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Trusts and Estates Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Banking and Finance Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trusts and Estates Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Tax Law Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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Mark H. Oppenheimer was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Mark H. Oppenheimer

Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Reston, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
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  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Denville, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation and Controversy - Tax Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Rockville, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Elder Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Woodbridge, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Tax Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Tax Law Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Rockville, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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Peter R. Spirgel was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Peter R. Spirgel

Lex Nova Law LLC
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Smithfield, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law

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Practice Area Definition

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Definition

Practitioners in closely held companies and family business law recognize the need to provide legal services that further the strategic objectives of the enterprise while simultaneously accommodating the personnel, familial, and estate planning goals of enterprise owners. The practitioner’s toolkit must include the tools of the business organizational expert (deep familiarity with the alternative legal frameworks for organizing an enterprise, including corporations and limited liability companies) and of the estate planner (knowledge of the means by which ownership and management succession can be effected, which includes trust law and may include mergers and acquisitions, and the tax consequences of each succession alternative).

Depending on the jurisdiction, closely held company law may differ significantly from the law of the same jurisdiction that is applicable to corporations and other enterprises that are publicly held. For example, in many jurisdictions owners in closely held companies are subject to heightened fiduciary duties to one another, which may preclude structural actions or transactions that would be permissible in the public company sphere. On the other hand, closely held companies are free from many of the disclosure and other regulations that constrain publicly held enterprises in their activities. This is true even when the closely held company is of equal size as a publicly held participant in the same industry. Practitioners in this area must be experts in recognizing these legal and regulatory differences and also be aware of the alternative governance frameworks available in other jurisdictions.

The key challenge in family business law is to structure an environment in which familial goals and interests and enterprise goals are mutually reinforcing. This requires empathy and creativity on the part of the practitioner, particularly the ability to translate essentially non-legal concepts such as stewardship into legal script, all in a tax-efficient manner.

Edward E. Steiner, Partner
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

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Practitioners in closely held companies and family business law recognize the need to provide legal services that further the strategic objectives of the enterprise while simultaneously accommodating the personnel, familial, and estate planning goals of enterprise owners. The practitioner’s toolkit must include the tools of the business organizational expert (deep familiarity with the alternative legal frameworks for organizing an enterprise, including corporations and limited liability companies) and of the estate planner (knowledge of the means by which ownership and management succession can be effected, which includes trust law and may include mergers and acquisitions, and the tax consequences of each succession alternative).

Depending on the jurisdiction, closely held company law may differ significantly from the law of the same jurisdiction that is applicable to corporations and other enterprises that are publicly held. For example, in many jurisdictions owners in closely held companies are subject to heightened fiduciary duties to one another, which may preclude structural actions or transactions that would be permissible in the public company sphere. On the other hand, closely held companies are free from many of the disclosure and other regulations that constrain publicly held enterprises in their activities. This is true even when the closely held company is of equal size as a publicly held participant in the same industry. Practitioners in this area must be experts in recognizing these legal and regulatory differences and also be aware of the alternative governance frameworks available in other jurisdictions.

The key challenge in family business law is to structure an environment in which familial goals and interests and enterprise goals are mutually reinforcing. This requires empathy and creativity on the part of the practitioner, particularly the ability to translate essentially non-legal concepts such as stewardship into legal script, all in a tax-efficient manner.