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Taft attorneys understand the unique needs of businesses owned and controlled by women and minorities. We have familiarity with the programs and processes designed to benefit women and minority owned businesses and can help clients negotiate their way through the complex maze of applications and compliance necessary to obtain access to those programs.

In addition to providing general business representation, our attorneys provide advice and guidance to women and minority owned businesses, and those structuring ventures with women and minority owned businesses, on: 

  • Choosing and creating the appropriate legal structure for the business.
  • Obtaining financing from banks, government or private investors.
  • Obtaining government certification as a women or minority owned business.
  • Assisting with bidding on and procurement of government contracts.
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts.

Members across the firm’s practice areas work together, giving clients the seamless representation required to address all their needs in areas such as employment law, succession planning and wealth transfer, protection of intellectual property and real estate, when appropriate.

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Barbara A. Duncombe
Women & Minority Owned Businesses Practice Contact
Dayton
(937) 641-1751
bduncombe@taftlaw.com
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Tony Kington
Women & Minority Owned Businesses Practice Contact
Columbus
(614) 334-6141
tkington@taftlaw.com
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Meredith K. Sugar
Women & Minority Owned Businesses Practice Contact
Columbus, Dayton
(614) 334-6147
msugar@taftlaw.com
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O. Kate Tragesser
Women & Minority Owned Businesses Practice Contact
Chicago
(312) 840-4326
ktragesser@taftlaw.com
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