Women and Diverse-Owned Businesses

Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky is committed to the advancement of women and minorities, including women and minority-owned businesses.  As part of that commitment, the firm proudly offers deep experience in issues of importance to women and diverse-owned businesses, including certifications those businesses may hold or pursue based on their size and ownership.

The firm can assist your business in obtaining and maintaining certifications such as:

  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Small Business through the Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Small Disadvantaged Business through the SBA
  • Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)
  • SBA 8(a) Business Development
  • SBA HUBZone
  • Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
  • Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE)

Services offered include, but are not limited to:

  • Consultation regarding your business’s eligibility for various certifications.
  • Review of certification applications.
  • Corporate matters related to ownership and control.
  • Appeals of denials of revocation of your certification, including to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
  • Changes to certification- adding additional owners or lines of businesses, including changing or adding NAICS codes.
  • Defense of challenges to certifications.
  • Interstate certification- obtaining certifications in multiple states.
  • Guidance on the sale or transfer of a business or shares of a business when certifications are involved.
  • Succession planning.
  • Preparation for on-site visits by certifying agencies.
  • Challenges to certification based on affiliation with other companies.
  • Navigating issues involving gifting of shares of ownership.
  • Change notices.
  • Challenges on the size of the business.
  • Challenges to certification based on the personal net worth of owners.

Please contact Danielle Dietrich at (412)227-0284 or ddietrich@smgglaw.com to discuss how the firm can assist your women and/or diverse-owned business.

SMGG Women’s Initiative