Local firm one of two in state

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  • | 12:00 p.m. March 8, 2010
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The Ezell Law Firm has received certification as a minority woman-owned business and as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), making it the only such law firm to practice commercial real estate law in Northeast Florida and one of only two in the entire state of Florida.

“These certifications and distinctions will allow our firm to access opportunities relating to economic recovery efforts and other government contracting opportunities,” said Brenda Ezell, founder of Ezell Law Firm. “I am confident that our certifications, paired with our flat-fee payment structure, will allow us to build great partnerships with both public and private entities throughout the city and state.”

In addition to these certifications, the Ezell Law Firm is also certified as a Jacksonville Small and Emerging Business (JSEB), City of Jacksonville Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), and Florida Statewide and Inter-Local Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). The certifications are programs designed to help women-owned and minority-owned businesses take part in the process of bidding on and winning City of Jacksonville and State of Florida contracts. The DBE program certification is issued in accordance with Part 49, Section 26, Code of Federal Regulations and is designed to ensure nondiscrimination in the award of government-funded projects.