Bill Mandel and Laura Howard To Present ACEC Webinar

January 31, 2014 – Press Releases

Bill Mandel and Laura Howard, partners with Fox Rothschild LLP, will present an upcoming webinar for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

The webinar, slated for February 5 and titled “Ownership Transition 2.0,” will focus on why engineering and consulting firms need effective plans to recognize new leadership, transfer ownership and allow founders to transition out and convert their investment in the firm to cash. The program is based on Mandel and Howard’s book, “Architect's Essentials of Ownership Transition,” written for the AIA’s practice series. For more information or to register for this webinar, please visit the ACEC website:

This webinar will take place from 1-3 p.m, ET.

Mandel is considered by his clients as a go-to source for strategic counsel regarding transition planning for architecture, engineering and design firms. He has helped develop ownership transition programs for a number for the leading professional service firms in California for more than 25 years and speaks extensively on the topic. He also has an extensive knowledge of mergers and acquisitions and has handled transactions ranging from $1 million to $250 million in enterprise value.

Howard serves as a trusted business adviser to her corporate clients, including architects and engineers, with whom she works closely to identify, assess and resolve legal issues involving employment, contract and ownership transition issues. She also assists clients through the corporate life cycle, addressing formation issues in the start-up phase on through to developing and implementing an exit strategy. She possesses extensive experience in general corporate counseling, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and ownership transition and provides results-oriented and practical solutions to her clients’ legal challenges.