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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Tax Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses 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 and Controversy - Tax Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates Tax Law Nonprofit / Charities Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Health Care Law Corporate 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:
    Corporate Law Commercial Finance Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denville, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Evansville, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Corporate Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Real Estate Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Real Estate Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • 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 Corporate 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:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses 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 Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Trusts and Estates Tax Law Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Tax Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • 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
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 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:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) 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:
    Evansville, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses 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:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Corporate Law Tax Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Compliance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
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 Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Real Estate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Tax Law Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax 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:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Tax Law Elder Law Corporate Governance Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Nonprofit / Charities Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Elder Law Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jasper, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Banking and Finance Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure 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:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Real Estate Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Real Estate Franchise Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lakeland, Florida Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Iowa City, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Metairie, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses 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 Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Akron, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Banking and Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 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 Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Commercial Litigation Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Municipal Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Construction Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs 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:
    Litigation - Bankruptcy Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Real Estate Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Finance Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate 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:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Compliance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Government Relations Practice Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Securities Reinsurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bangor, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Commercial Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation and Controversy - Tax Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Nonprofit / Charities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Litigation - ERISA Corporate Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Canton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law 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:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Litigation Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Muscatine, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) 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:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law 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 Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Tax Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
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) Tax Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
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 Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Tax Law
Lawyer
  • 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:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Elder Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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 Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Evansville, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses 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:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Health Care Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions 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:
    Tax Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rockville, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses 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:
    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 Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    South Bend, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Health Care Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Trusts and Estates Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Falls Church, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Tax Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Aviation Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses 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:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax 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.