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Minority Business Enterprise Program

MBE Eligibility in Maryland

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

Q: How does a minority-owned business become eligible for certification as a minority business enterprise (MBE) in the State of Maryland? A: A minority-owned business seeking certification as an MBE in the State of...more

No Good Public Policy Goes Unpunished: Superior Court Challenge to Utility's Implementation of CPUC General Order 156 Moves...

by Nossaman LLP on

The California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) is a state agency vested with considerable constitutional and statutory powers. Historically, the CPUC has wielded these powers primarily in pursuit of its traditional...more

Comments on Proposed Rule Regarding the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program, RIN: 3245-AG72

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Dear Ms. Fernandez: We are writing to submit comments on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) above-referenced proposed rule, issued May 1, 2015, 80 Fed. Reg. 24,846. Our firm represents small businesses,...more

"Green" Light For Energy-Efficient Home Construction in Maryland

by Baker Donelson on

For those who believe that government programs may provide a stimulating effect on the private economy and promote positive changes in the ways in which we work and live, an enrolled bill, not yet signed into law, coming out...more

What is a joint venture and how is it counted towards minority business enterprise (“MBE”) participation goals in Baltimore City?

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

Under the Baltimore City Code, a joint venture is an association between at least two business enterprises that provides for the sharing of economic interest. Generally, the joint venture is entered into for mutual benefit...more

What rights of appeal does a minority-owned business have in the event it is decertified as a minority business enterprise (“MBE”)...

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

To be certified as an MBE in Baltimore City, the business must be independent; at least 51% minority owned; been minority-owned for at least 12 months and been in operation for at least 12 months. The minority owner must...more

Minority Business Enterprise Program Adds New Wrinkles

by Baker Donelson on

Last fall, Maryland’s renewed Minority Business Enterprise Program was re-enacted with important additions. The updated statute incorporates recommendations and comments that the State received from the Governor’s Office of...more

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