M/WBE And DBE Certification & Compliance

photoWe regularly provide guidance and advice with regard to:

  • NYC’s Minority and Women Business Enterprise program administered by the New York City Department of Small Business Services
  • NYS Minority and Women Business Enterprise program administered by Empire State Development
  • Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program

Representing Contractors And Construction Companies

Increased M/W/DBE "goals" are widespread across the industry. We are sensitive to the demands this places on our clients. We assist with issues that frequently arise in the development of project-specific Utilization Plans, as well as, in responding to M/WBE and DBE regulatory matters in an appropriate manner, in order to avoid unwanted and/or unwarranted scrutiny by public agency M/W/DBE managers.

In addition to drafting and reviewing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with these requirements, we also advise businesses on developing strategies to avoid the significant fines and penalties (or other adverse regulatory consequences) associated with possible alleged noncompliance.

Representing Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

Goldberg & Connolly regularly assists women and/or minority-owned businesses in all matters relating to certification and regulation. We provide support in navigating the M/W/DBE and DBE certification requirements for a first-time applicant or those seeking recertification.

M/W/DBE – Related Joint Venture Formation And Compliance

In this regard, we counsel on alternative joint venture arrangements involving MWBEs. We have extensive familiarity with both the practical issues involved in structuring joint ventures such as ownership arrangements, and management, and control, as well as the technical know-how in conforming such business arrangements to the meet the requirements of certification and M/W/DBE contractual and regulatory compliance, such as with regard to the requirement that a "commercially useful function" be provided at all times and in all instances.

Contact One of Our Construction Lawyers for More Information

To discuss your M/WBE or DBE issue with an experienced construction law attorney contact us online or at 800-668-6611.