Owner-Managed Businesses

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Lindquist & Vennum's Owner-Managed Businesses practice responds to the unique needs of owners of middle market and lower middle market businesses. Our service offerings are built on the proposition that attorneys can and should form an integral part of every owner’s never-ending efforts to build the value of his or her business. We help build the infrastructure on which solid growth is built. That includes processes, relationships and the other intangible assets that are key components of establishing value. We also assist owners in managing risk as their businesses grow and become more complicated. 

Finally, and perhaps most important, we invest in learning both the businesses we represent and the characteristics of the owners of those businesses. That enables us to add value in two critical areas: (a) triaging problems and opportunities to help owners invest an appropriate amount in legal services, recognizing that there are many other calls on those company resources, and (b) serving as a “sounding board” and resource for information about potentially applicable experiences of other businesses for owners who often don’t have deep executive benches. Our Owner-Managed Businesses practice is firmly grounded in the importance we attach to the development of long-term relationships.

We integrate attorneys from other practice areas into the OMB practice in an effort to deliver maximum familiarity with the needs of each client, regardless of the type of business issue being addressed. Our clients offer a broad array of products and services. Differences in industries can create differences in how positioning for success gets accomplished. Ultimately, though, the common denominator in what we strive to accomplish for every business owner is to continually work to position that business owner for successful transfer of his or her business at the value, and on the timing, that meets the owner’s needs.

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