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Legal Guides for your Business

These legal guides were created to help business owners and entrepreneurs navigate the waters of business. From getting started in business, securing your business, and figuring out capital for your business, we have created extensive guides. Follow the links below to read and download the pdfs of your choice.

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.

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. And while McLaughlin, PC specializes in the food and beverage industries, we have years of experience advising clients on various trademark matters ranging from clearing marks to commencing opposition proceedings with the United States Patent and Trademark office. Over time, your brand will become one of the most valuable assets of your company. Based on many years of experience in handling trademark matters, we have developed flat-fee solutions to make protecting your brand efficient and cost-effective.

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.


Getting Started in Business Secure your Business Business Capital Information

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