Certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) can provide considerable advantages to a business and open doors to new opportunities. Restrictions on ownership and control of MBEs often present significant structural challenges in forming joint ventures, obtaining financing and completing acquisitions. We have a significant practice in the formation and representation of MBEs with experience in forming and structuring minority-owned joint ventures and other minority-owned companies.
Honigman has advised dozens of minority-owned ventures regarding formation, structure, financing and application for certification. We have extensive experience representing both ethnic minority owners of MBEs and non-ethnic minority owners of MBEs. Our clients include many of the region’s most influential minority business owners.
- Advised a logistics company with operations in Georgia and Alabama that provides a variety of logistics and inventory/material management services, specializing in just-in-time and just-in-sequence supply to the automotive industry
- Assisted a manufacturing company headquartered in Michigan that manufactures seat frames, interior trim components and other parts for the automobile industry
- Represented a plastics supply company headquartered in Missouri, that provides plastic sheet, rod, tube and numerous manufactured products to other manufacturers, including automotive Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers
- Advised an automotive parts manufacturing company headquartered in Michigan, that manufactures plastic injection molded automotive parts, assembles radiators, plastic blow moldings and rubber blow moldings
- Represented a manufacturer/distributor headquartered in Michigan that manufactures blow molded plastic gasoline tanks, plastic blow moldings, rubber blow moldings, fuel additives and anti-corrosive materials
- Advised a manufacturing company headquartered in Michigan that manufactures motor vehicle body components and frames