Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

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Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) are an integral part of the construction industry with the United States government requiring general contractors have some level of DBE participation. Dickinson Wright’s construction attorneys address the full spectrum of DBE needs, helping our clients navigate this highly regulated and often misunderstood area of the construction industry.

Whether you are a contractor seeking to establish a relationship with a DBE or a business owner seeking to obtain or maintain your DBE status, our team works closely with you to help you take advantage of DBE opportunities.

Our Core Services

• DBE qualification, formation, and financing
• Operations and regulatory compliance
• Joint ventures and teaming relationships
• Responding to government inquiries, investigations, and prosecutions
• Assessing whether DBE credits can be taken for various work items
• Implementing DBE monitoring programs
Government contracts, helping protect client interests in obtaining, protesting or maintaining existing contracts

Additionally, Dickinson Wright construction attorneys assist our clients in understanding and complying with the requirements of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and other organizations involved in the process of certifying Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs).

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