Established in 2019, WE Mean Business (WE) is an initiative at Bowles Rice dedicated to the success of women-owned and operated businesses. Members of the WE team understand – and many have experienced, first-hand – the challenges and the opportunities facing women entrepreneurs in virtually every phase of business development, from entity formation and contract negotiations to financial planning, employee benefits, tax issues and more.
Utilizing the resources of the firm's wide scope of legal services, the WE team includes attorneys with experience in business and corporate law; finance and banking law; tax law; intellectual property; litigation; labor and employment law; cybersecurity and information privacy; and other areas related to running a business. WE team members are not only well-versed and experienced in their areas of the law, they also possess a specific quality unique to this practice group: they are all women.
We want to help you succeed. The WE team offers support services for women who own and/or manage a business (or businesses) by providing targeted legal assistance for personal and professional matters, including:
- Business start-up, entity formation, business plans
- Government Contracts & Certifications
- Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
- Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
- Finances, Banking & Loans
- Employee Benefits
- HR and Employment Law
- Financial Planning
- Employer’s Liability and Workplace Safety
- Business Succession Planning
- Trusts & Estates
- Disputes & Litigation
If you are contemplating a new business or require legal counsel on a matter involving an existing one, contact a WE team member today. After all, WE Mean Business!
Presentations & Events
- Presentation: WE Mean Business – Opportunities in West Virginia for Women Executives and Entrepreneurs by Emily R. Lambright and Shannon P. CombsWest Virginia Society of Certified Public AccountantsWebinar, June 17, 2020