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  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Construction Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Health Care Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Construction Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Health Care Law Tax Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rockville, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Corporate Law Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denville, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Securities Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Corporate Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Corporate Law Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Compliance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Real Estate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Tax Law Nonprofit / Charities Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Health Care Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Compliance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Tax Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Missoula, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Commercial Litigation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Elder Law Corporate Governance Law Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Akron, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Elder Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Insurance Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jasper, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Clayton, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Tax Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation and Controversy - Tax Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lakeland, Florida Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Iowa City, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Metairie, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Akron, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Banking and Finance Law Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Banking and Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Clayton, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Construction Construction Law Litigation - Municipal Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Family Law Commercial Litigation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
David A. Malson, Jr. was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David A. Malson, Jr.

Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
Jacob A. Manheimer was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Jacob A. Manheimer

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Bankruptcy Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Real Estate Corporate Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Reinsurance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Securities Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bangor, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Finance Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation and Controversy - Tax Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Nonprofit / Charities Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Canton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
Paul P. Morf was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Paul P. Morf

Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC
  • Location:
    Coralville, Iowa Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Muscatine, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • 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
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Health Care Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law Corporate Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denville, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Tax Law Trusts and Estates Elder Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Health Care Law Corporate Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Health Care Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Nonprofit / Charities Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    South Bend, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Health Care Law Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Falls Church, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law Tax Law Corporate Law Aviation Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Location:
    Lawrence, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Tax Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Real Estate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses 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.