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

David A. Malson, Jr.

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

Jacob A. Manheimer

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Litigation - Real Estate Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Bankruptcy
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:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Securities Litigation and Controversy - Tax Government Relations Practice Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Governance Law Reinsurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bangor, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Nonprofit / Charities Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Canton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Litigation
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Paul P. Morf was awarded 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Paul P. Morf

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

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Practice Area Definition

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Definition

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

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

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

Edward E. Steiner, Partner
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

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

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

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