March 2, 2016 - Recently, Melissa V. Skrocki successfully appealed a denial of a MWBE certification on behalf of a firm client, Applique Technologies International, LLC. The client had submitted an application to become certified as a minority and woman-owned business enterprise (“MWBE”), but the application was denied.
As a qualification, MWBE applicants must demonstrate that the business is owned, operated and controlled by a management team of women or minorities owning 51% or more of the business. The business must be involved with a commercially useful function and the minority or female ownership and management must be real, substantial, and continuing and not merely in name only.
During the oral appeal to the Department of Treasury, Ms. Skrocki was able to demonstrate that the female and minority owner of Applique Technologies International, LLC satisfied the criteria required to be certified as a MWBE and the original decision was overturned.
GH&C invites and welcomes further discussion on cases and matters involving MWBE certification. Inquiries may be made to Melissa V. Skrocki.
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