Industry Experience

If you are in need of help but aren't sure where to start, take a look at our industry experience. From craft breweries and distilleries to food manufacturers and cannabis, we’ve worked with a wide range of businesses. We understand every client is different, and you have your own unique needs and objectives. We collaborate closely with you to create a custom legal strategy to meet your specific needs as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Service Areas


Business legal counseling

McLaughlin PC offers comprehensive legal counseling for business owners and entrepreneurs who may be starting, operating, or exiting a business. We represent all types of businesses, from highly regulated local craft breweries to international corporations doing business worldwide. McLaughlin PC offers business clients large law firm experience with an entrepreneurial and business owner perspective.

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Community & Economic Development

community and economic development legal counseling

Revitalizing communities presents tremendous challenges. The laws and regulations that govern the many sources of capital used to finance community development projects are complicated and make this task even more arduous. At its core, community development encompasses a wide range of undertakings designed to foster and build sustainable and livable communities.

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Employment legal counseling

No matter what product you make or what service you provide, your employees are your single greatest asset; however, they can also be your single greatest liability. McLaughlin PC can provide you with legal and risk mitigation advice on labor and employment issues so that your business operations can run as smoothly as possible.  We offer our insight to help manage the employment relationship and protect the rights and interests of employers.

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Intellectual Property & Technology

Intellectual property and technology legal counseling

In today’s global marketplace and digital environment, technology and innovation are catalyzing the re-invention of every industry sector. Because of this, intellectual property and technology law is more essential than ever for protecting the ownership and control of a company’s most valued assets: its brand, copyrights, ideas, patents, trademarks, technologies, and trade secrets.

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Real Estate & Development

real estate and development legal counseling

McLaughlin PC provides legal assistance to many different types of commercial real estate and development clients. 

We can help with comprehensive, client-focused service, at whatever level of legal assistance you need, regardless of whether you are a developer, contractor/subcontractor, property owner, landlord, lender, or investor.

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Trademark & Branding

trademark and branding legal counseling

It all begins with a name. Regardless of whether you are naming a brewery, a distillery, kombucha, wine, coffee, or any other creative product or service, it is important to make sure your name is just that—your name. 

Equally as important, you want to ensure you are not infringing on the intellectual property of someone else.

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Venture Capital & Angel Investments

venture capital and angel investments legal counseling

Recognizing when an early stage venture is ready to initiate steps towards acquiring outside investment is central to its long-term growth and success. 

At McLaughlin PC, we understand how crucial each and every step is for a company, from formation to funding. Because of this, we are able to leverage our experience in representing and guiding startup technology and innovation-based ventures into the next —connecting them with seed capital and other potential investment opportunities.

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Matthew McLaughlin Lawyer

Matthew McLaughlin

Matthew McLaughlin focuses his practice on corporate and business transactions, including advising companies on corporate and commercial finance matters, federal, state and local economic development incentives, and nontraditional sources of capital.

Conner Reeves Lawyer

Conner Reeves

Conner Reeves joined McLaughlin, PC in 2018, and brings extensive regulatory and legislative experience that will benefit clients across all the firm’s practice areas. Conner previously served as the General Counsel for the Mississippi State Medical Association, the state’s largest and oldest trade association for physicians.

David Carn Lawyer

David Carn

David Carn joined McLaughlin, PC in 2019, bringing more than a decade of experience as both in-house and outside counsel focusing on highly regulated industries, including alcohol and food product manufacturing.

Small Batch Blog


The Challenges of Scaling Up Food and Beverage Businesses
Posted on: 07/09/2024
In the dynamic and competitive landscape of the food and beverage industry, scaling up a business is often seen as the ultimate goal.

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Creative Strategies for Breweries to Promote Their Retail Partners
Posted on: 06/26/2024
Craft breweries thrive not only on the quality of their beers but also on their ability to build strong relationships with retail partners. These partnerships are crucial for getting their products into the hands of consumers. While traditional marketing methods are effective, breweries can employ creative strategies to further enhance visibility and sales through their retail partners. Here are several innovative approaches breweries can consider.

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Cannabis Law Blog


Navigating Federal Trademark Challenges for Cannabis Companies in the United States
Posted on: 02/21/2024
Cannabis Company Federal Trademark Issues

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Navigating Risks: Strategies to Reduce Risks in Opening a Medical Cannabis Business
Posted on: 02/14/2024
Navigating Risks: Strategies to Reduce Risk in Opening a Medical Cannabis Business Opening a medical cannabis business is a venture laden with potential, but like any industry, it comes with its own set of risks. From legal and regulatory hurdles to financial challenges and market competition, navigating these risks requires careful planning and sIn this article, we will explore effective strategies to mitigate risks and increase the chances of success in the burgeoning medical cannabis industry.

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News Blog


Where Things Stand One Month After Supreme Court Ruled and Overturned Initiative 65
Posted on: 06/14/2021
Where things stand one month after Supreme Court ruled and overturned Initiative 65

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McLaughlin, PC's Efforts Lead to Reauthorization of Mississippi Historic Tax Credit
Posted on: 06/29/2020
With the passage of HB 1729, Mississippi will continue to have a robust historic tax credit program, which will hopefully help with economic recovery in this difficult time.

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You're in good company.

Just take a look at some of the creative people and organizations we get to work with:

Contact McLaughlin PC for all your legal needs