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


Monitoring Your Trademarks
Posted on: 09/01/2021
We have assisted hundreds of clients in navigating the nuances of federal and state trademark registration and protection. One of the most common misunderstandings about trademarks is a registrant’s obligations after they have registered a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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The Four Character Traits of Entrepreneurs
Posted on: 06/29/2021
Matthew McLaughlin shares his thoughts on what 4 traits make for a successful entrepreneur

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Cannabis Law Blog


We MAY have a medical marijuana bill
Posted on: 09/24/2021
The Mississippi Legislature has reached a compromise on a draft framework for the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act. As someone that has been intimately involved in the Initiative 65 process since its inception, my belief is this draft framework is a very good start.

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Mississippi WILL have a medical marijuana program...but it's all in the details
Posted on: 09/23/2021
Since the Mississippi Supreme Court overturned Initiative 65 earlier this year, patients, business owners, and voters have been waiting to find out if the Mississippi Legislature would honor voters’ intentions and pass a bill to create a medical marijuana program. Now, it appears that a medical marijuana program is likely.

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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