PRESS RELEASE: Hope Law Receives National Certification as Women's Business Enterprise


May 24, 2016

For Immediate Release


Contact:          Roseanne Hope, Hope Law PLLC
[email protected]

Minneapolis, Minnesota. Commercial real estate law firm Hope Law PLLC has been awarded national certification from the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

“The national standard of certification by WBDC is a meticulous process, but one well worth the effort– especially if organizations want to demonstrate a true commitment to fostering diversity,” said Hope Law principal Roseanne Hope. “We are proud to be recognized as a Women’s Business Enterprise, and we look forward to working with industry and government partners that share our commitment to promoting women-owned businesses.”

The rigorous certification process includes an in-depth review of all facets of the business as well as a site inspection. Certification confirms that the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

The mission of the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is to provide services and programs that support and accelerate women’s business ownership and strengthen their impact on the economy. By including women-owned businesses among its vendors, corporations and government agencies demonstrate a commitment to fostering diversity and to the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.

About Hope Law PLLC

Hope Law helps corporations and government entities satisfy their supplier diversity requirements by providing high-value, cost-effective commercial real estate legal advice. Hope Law delivers corporate real estate services that combine the efficiency of in-house counsel with the perspective of an outside real estate practitioner. Representing a diverse group of small to mid-sized clients, Hope Law PLLC works with real estate developers, lenders, private equity investors, corporate real estate departments, small business owners, women entrepreneurs, non-profits and other institutions. Hope Law also has advised owners on a variety of properties, including office, medical facilities, mixed-use, shopping centers, national retailers, industrial and manufacturing facilities, hotels and resorts, and single/multi-family residential units.

Principal Roseanne Hope, with over 25 years of experience, understands the powerful impact that women-owned businesses have on families, community and the economy. This is her second successful start-up. In addition, Hope is co-founder of Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women (MNCREW), and also served as its first president. She is a former board member of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, and Ms. Hope currently teaches real estate courses and provides pro bono legal counsel to women entrepreneurs at Women Venture.

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The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 U.S. companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.



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