Best Lawyers for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law in America

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

Jacob A. Manheimer

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

Paul P. Morf

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