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

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

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 spring  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

 

Alabama Legislative Recap
Posted on: 06/10/2021
This was a very active year for alcohol legislation in Alabama. McLaughlin, PC attorney, David Carn, as general counsel for the Alabama Brewers Guild, drafted the legislation on behalf the guild and worked closely with interested parties to achieve a very productive year.

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New Law Paves the Way for Alcohol Delivery in Mississippi
Posted on: 06/02/2021
Delivering booze is big business. Uber recently purchased the alcohol delivery company Drizly for $1.1 billion. Food delivery companies such as Doordash, Instacart, GrubHub, and Postmates all deliver alcohol in states where it is legal, too. While Mississippi still doesn’t allow liquor and wine to be shipped into the state, a recent law change allows consumers to have alcohol delivered from their local retailer.

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Cannabis Law Blog

 

Medical Marijuana Developments in the South
Posted on: 03/10/2021
The Southern states have always been viewed as the holdouts for cannabis legalization, though the regional pressure is increasing with states like Arkansas, Louisiana, and Florida having medical marijuana programs.

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The Current Status of SB 2765 at the Mississippi Legislature
Posted on: 03/03/2021
The future of Mississippi’s medical marijuana program has been somewhat hazy even after 74% of Mississippi voters approved Initiative 65 in November 2020.

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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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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