Lewis Rice understands and appreciates the value that diversity plays in achieving successful business outcomes, whether in large public companies, small local businesses, or anywhere in between. It is with that perspective that we help businesses obtain and maintain certification as a veteran, women, or minority-owned business enterprise at the local, state, and national levels. Certification provides clients with access to opportunities to contract with the government and with private companies looking to diversify their supplier base. We work with clients to structure new and existing businesses with an eye towards certification and help navigate them through the application process, including:

  • Creating the ownership and management structure necessary for a successful certification application
  • Determining the appropriate certification agency
  • Compiling the required documentation
  • Responding to questions and followup requests from the certification agency
  • Appealing any denial of certification
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Diversity & Inclusion

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