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.
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.
Community & Economic Development
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.
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.
Intellectual Property & Technology
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.
Real Estate & Development
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.
Trademark & Branding
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.
Venture Capital & Angel Investments
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.
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 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 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
Brewing Success: Navigating Legal and Practical Challenges in Raising Investment Capital for Early-Stage Breweries
Crafting Success: Navigating Brand Development in the Saturated Craft Beer Industry
Cannabis Law Blog
Navigating Federal Trademark Challenges for Cannabis Companies in the United States
Navigating Risks: Strategies to Reduce Risks in Opening a Medical Cannabis Business