WBE, MBE, VBE, & DBE Certification

Certification for Women, Minority, and Veteran-owned businesses.

Get the certification you need to help your business grow

Small businesses face numerous barriers when trying to break into markets dominated by large companies. The demand for diversity creates opportunities MBE, WBE, VBE or DBE certified businesses, allowing them to overcome these barriers and gain access to government and large corporate projects.

Obtaining a certification can be a complex and demanding process. The attorneys and paralegals at Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, LLC have significant experience representing and advising businesses through the certification process by:

  • Determining the appropriate certifying agency.
  • Structuring your company to meet the guidelines for a successful application.
  • Completing or reviewing the application and exhibits needed for the application.
  • Providing assistance with follow up questions/requests from the certifying agency.
  • Evaluating an appeal and any decisions to decertify from the certifying agency.

DBE Structuring and Joint Ventures

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises are limited by revenue and personal net worth caps. Businesses that grow beyond these caps lose their DBE certification – and, by default, their lucrative DBE contracts.

Navigant works with our clients to create business structures that allow you to maximize your growth opportunities and lessen the impact of these caps. We provide you with proactive strategic advice related to business and joint venture structuring.

“Susan Dawson of Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, LLC. has been instrumental in our WBE certification process. The firm’s employees have always been professional and friendly. They get back to you right away with any questions you may have.”

Cheryl Wellman

No over-lawyering. No big delays. Just high-quality service.

The attorneys of Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, LLC have assisted numerous clients successfully achieve their special class of certification. We’ll determine the appropriate certifying agency and then guide you through the complex and demanding certification process.

Our Business Law Services

Business Startups

Are you ready for more sophisticated legal services but don’t want to pay “downtown” fees.

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WBE / MBE Certification

Obtaining certification is complex. We can help your business get certified as a WBE, MBE, VBE, or DBE.

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Family-owned Business

We understand that family-owned business owners feel that their employees, vendors and agents are also family.

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Succession Planning

Succession planning is for all ages, business shapes and sizes. Planning ahead is the best way to ensure financial security.

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Commercial Real Estate

We represent landlords and tenants in industrial, office, retail, and other commercial properties.

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Intellectual Property

We are here to protect your Intellectual Property (IP) and reach your business goals and objectives.

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Premier Employment Law

Unlock discounts on legal costs while getting great benefits and features, all for a low monthly or annual service fee.

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Employment Law

We can help navigate the complex web of employment laws that can be difficult for even a skilled HR professional.

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General Business Law

We provide legal counsel to your business so you can focus on what’s important, growing your business.

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Contact us to learn more about certifying your business.

We can help with your WBE/MBE/VBE/DBE. Fill out the form to get in touch with our legal team. Or, call now at (847) 253-8800.





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