Lawyers Who Know Business Transactions
Clients are best served with prudent advice before forming a company, entering a market or line of business, engaging in a transaction or business relationship, selling or buying real estate, dealing with the federal or local government, or undertaking some other for-profit activity. Clients benefit most when their business attorney has good business sense—an intuitive understanding of what it takes to make money.
At McDonald Law Office, our attorneys have good business sense. Joseph McDonald’s undergraduate degree from UC Davis, in economics, led to a 5-year career as a corporate banker, where he conducted in-depth financial analysis and structured business and property deals. After law school, he lawyered billion-dollar global banking and wealth management franchises. Charles McDonald has years of experience with large multinational corporations and with the tourism industry in Guam and the CNMI. He is one of a few attorneys on the island with extensive legal and compliance work in the gaming industry.
Employing Effective Solutions
We do not overthink our business legal advice. We take great care to match our client’s needs to our service offerings. We promptly review matters, advise on alternatives and help weigh the most effective legal approaches to business and transactional needs. If a better nonlegal solution exists, we will not hesitate to suggest it.
Help With Risk Management
There is always a chance that well-laid plans or meticulously documented transactions will fall apart. Unanticipated events and underappreciated risks require special legal skills. This is where strong legal instincts and business sense are important. A firm’s ability to respond to deteriorating conditions is only as good as its attorneys.
Our attorneys have guided numerous businesspeople at various levels of organizations through:
- business relationship sticking points
- grey areas of contracts
- changes in laws and regulations
- shifting business environments
- uncertain economic conditions
- reputational damage from adverse media
- potential criminal liability
Reputational damage can be especially catastrophic. Most often, when harm to a business’s reputation occurs, the immediate reaction is to run away from bad news and not get in front of an issue. If serious wrongdoing is involved, the client may want to consider corrective measures, like engaging experts to conduct an independent review and procedural changes. Our attorneys know how to assess and manage these crises events.
Understanding Business Compliance
It is a well-kept secret of successful businesses that the best, most effective way to export legal risk is to implement reasonable policies and procedures that are designed to assure compliance with the law. Oftentimes legal risk is best mitigated through nonlegal conventions—business compliance policies and procedures. A compliance program that helps the business keep well within the bounds of acceptable conduct will always be more important than a full-throated legal response.
Clients with a high degree of regulation will find our firm particularly well suited to their regulatory compliance challenges because of the extensive regulatory compliance and control experience that our attorneys possess. Similarly, Clients who may be faced with an investigation by the Attorney General or the United States Attorney should consider consulting with our attorneys, who have extensive experience with corrective actions to avoid criminal prosecution. Call us today at 866-967-7567 or send us an email to get started.