Goosmann Law Firm: We Are A Women-Owned Business
Jeana Goosmann’s Story
When Jeana Goosmann founded Goosmann Law Firm, she knew she was taking a big risk. “Like a lot of entrepreneurs, it was a difficult decision because my current situation was a good one and a safe one,” she said. “I just knew I wanted more.” She focused her firm around business law and positioned herself as The CEO’s attorney, providing full-service legal and business advice to local and regional business owners. Her growing firm now practices in an array of practices areas including agricultural law, banking law and finance, bankruptcy law, business law, construction law, cyber law, employment law, divorce and family law, gestational surrogacy law, health law, mergers & acquisitions, real estate law, telecom law, litigation, arbitration & mediation, and estate planning.
If it matters to the client, it matters to me,” adds Goosmann. “My favorite part of representing women-owned businesses is that I have a unique understanding of how to navigate the role, its benefits, and its opportunities.”
We Are Your Women-Owned Business Resource
There are several advantages to owning and operating a women-owned business. As of 2016, to qualify to be a women-owned small business, your company must meet the following criteria, as outlined by the US Small Business Administration.
- Meet the small business size standard for the primary NAICS code and contract
- Be at least 51% unconditionally and directly owned by women who are U.S. citizens
- Women must manage the day-to-day operations
- Women must make the long-term decisions for the business
- A woman must the hold highest officer position in the business
- No minimum amount of time for the business to be operational
The process of becoming eligible and recognized as a women-owned business can be complicated, but many find the benefits are worth the process. Goosmann Law is here to assist you in navigating both the process and the rewards.
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
Goosmann Law Firm is a proud member of The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the largest third-party certifier of US companies owned, operated, and directed by women. Partnering with 14 Regional Partner Organizations, WBENC is on a mission to power national and global economic growth by way of identifying, certifying and facilitating the development of women-owned businesses throughout the world. Our WBENC membership provides us deep and meaningful resources, networking, and opportunities for our firm and the women-owned business clients we support.
The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF)
Goosmann Law Firm is the only member of NAMWOLF in the states of Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota. NAMWOLF, the National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms, was founded in 2001 as a nonprofit trade association that promotes diversity in the legal profession by fostering relationships between and among its members and interested parties in the United States.
As a proud and active member of NAMWOLF, Goosmann Law Firm presents at its annual conferences, attends networking sessions, and expands its bandwidth through continuing education courses offered at the event.
Dartmouth’s Tuck Business School
Chosen from hundreds of applicants across the United States, Jeana was one of 60 women awarded the MasterCard Sponsorship for the Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business Chief Executive Officer Program. During the program, graduate professors from the Tuck School engaged Women’s Business Enterprise participants in discussions centered on best practices, streamlining productivity, increasing competitive advantage, and creating a robust market share.
Attending the Dartmouth’s Tuck Executive Program was both an honor and an incredible learning opportunity,” said Jeana Goosmann, CEO & Managing Partner of the Goosmann Law Firm. “I am looking forward to sharing innovative business techniques I gained with both my team and my clients.”