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 nonethnic minority owners of MBEs. Our clients include many of the region’s most influential minority business owners.

Representative Matters

  • 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 other 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 and 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 anticorrosive materials
  • Advised a manufacturing company headquartered in Michigan that manufactures motor vehicle body components and frames
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