This one is personal. When a client of 16+ years, a $50M+ construction company located in Long Island, New York was denied certification status as a NYS Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE), Wilson & Chan, LLP took immediate action to file an appeal strategically requesting a hearing instead of by paper submission only. Under an extremely tight deadlines, our attorneys prepared a strategy to assist the company with filing supplemental company documents, OSHA certifications, construction licenses, undertook an internal compliance review, engaged in necessary drafting and corporate restructuring, and vigorously pursued an administrative appeal and hearing to fight WBE denial.
Insights: With over 20+ years’ experience in MWBE rules and regulations, successfully helping 150+ companies obtain (re)certification, our attorneys understand this process extends beyond the plain language of the law. Through experience and past successes, our attorneys take a more holistic approach and look beyond the rules and regulations to provide strategic insights to maximize our client’s chances at securing MWBE certification. This is not an area that you should attempt to navigate on your own – you need people who know the terrain.
Result: Our firm succeeded in obtaining certification and WBE status for the company, allowing it to continue to grow and expand its business. Wilson & Chan, LLP delivered meaningful results for another minority- and women-owned business, allowing them to grow their business and take care of their employees and, it always satisfying to personally call a long-time client with good news!