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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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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:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Construction Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Health Care Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation and Controversy - Tax Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Health Care 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
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Keith A. Bice was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Keith A. Bice

Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Commercial Finance Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
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  • Location:
    Denville, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law 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:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Real Estate Corporate Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Corporate Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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Mark C. Coulson was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Mark C. Coulson

Williams, Coulson, Johnson, Lloyd, Parker & Tedesco, LLC
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Compliance Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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Stephen F. Del Sesto was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Stephen F. Del Sesto

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
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:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Evansville, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Health Care Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Corporate Law Tax Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Compliance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Scottsdale, 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:
    Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trusts and Estates Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Securities Regulation Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Tax Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates 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:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses 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:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Tax Law Elder Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Elder Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Insurance Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
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William J. Kaiser, Jr. was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

William J. Kaiser, Jr.

Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
  • Location:
    Jasper, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Franchise Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Real Estate Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Real Estate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida Lakeland, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Iowa City, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) 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:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Akron, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Banking and Finance Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Compliance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax 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:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Construction Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Family Law Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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Jacob A. Manheimer was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Jacob A. Manheimer

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Litigation - Bankruptcy Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization 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:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Reinsurance Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Compliance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Litigation - Securities Government Relations Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bangor, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Commercial Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Canton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Litigation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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 Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Muscatine, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Trusts and Estates Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Family Law Mediation Commercial Litigation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trusts and Estates Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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Mark H. Oppenheimer was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Mark H. Oppenheimer

Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 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:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Nonprofit / Charities Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Elder Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Evansville, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Health Care Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Health Care Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
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  • 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
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  • Location:
    Rockville, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    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
  • Location:
    Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Location:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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    Cincinnati, Ohio
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    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
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    Corporate Law Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
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    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law
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  • Location:
    South Bend, Indiana
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    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
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    Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Health Care Law
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  • Location:
    Falls Church, Virginia
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    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
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    Nonprofit / Charities Law Aviation Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law 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.