Goldstein & McClintock LLLP
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A Smarter, More Flexible Law Firm
Goldstein & McClintock LLLP is a boutique law firm comprised of top professionals with decades of experience at some of the most prestigious law firms in the nation. In addition to handling all aspects of corporate restructuring matters through its pre-eminent corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights practice, G&M’s talented attorneys regularly represent companies, financial institutions, governmental entities, and many other clients in a wide variety of transactional and commercial litigation matters.
Regardless of the practice group, G&M’s combination of quality, efficiency, and “outside of the box” thinking – from dispute resolution to fee structures – is unsurpassed. Scroll down to learn more
New Recognition For Goldstein & McClintock's Collegiate & Professional Sports Practice -- "100 Law Firms"
Tulane Law School names award for leadership in equity, diversity, and inclusion after G&M Partner Robert Clayton
Practice Area Overviews:
Advertising, Media, & First Amendment
G&M’s Advertising, Media, and First Amendment Practice Group is comprised of regulatory, transactional, litigation, and IP attorneys who advise clients on defamation, right of publicity, advertising, marketing and promotions, data privacy, first amendment, social media, brand/product launches, and regulator and competitor challenges.
Alcohol & Regulated Substances
G&M’s Alcohol & Regulated Substances Practice Group represents a wide spectrum of participants in the alcohol and cannabis industries including manufacturers (such as breweries, wineries, distilleries, and grow facilities), retailers (such as bars, restaurants, hotels, chain and local packaged goods stores, and casinos), distributors, importers, and brand owners in virtually all legal aspects of their businesses. This includes not only all business formation, licensing, and operational issues, but also dispute resolution (litigation) and transactional matters.
Bankruptcy & Restructuring
G&M’s award-winning Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice Group is one of the pre-eminent boutique practices in the nation. G&M’s experienced professionals routinely handle all aspects of corporate restructuring matters – including representing debtors, creditors’ committees, secured and unsecured creditors, and many other parties in high-profile cases across the country.
Business & Competitive Intelligence
G&M’s Business and Competitive Intelligence Practice Group assists clients with protecting critical intellectual property – advising on key federal and state legislation, business organizational structuring, and data security and privacy. We also create actionable intelligence with the effective sourcing and analysis of data generated from an in depth understanding and application of federal and state Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) laws and regulations. In sum, we not only help clients identify and address legal risks, we also help them identify and exploit competitive opportunities.
Business & Corporate
G&M’s Corporate Law Practice Group represents businesses ranging from small start-up organizations to national companies. Regardless of the size of the matter, our philosophy — providing top tier advice and attention to detail in a personalized, accessible, and cost–effective manner — is always the same. From documenting an acquisition or sale to forming an entity or ensuring regulatory compliance, our experienced professionals are here to help.
Collegiate & Professional Sports
G&M’s Collegiate and Professional Sports Practice Group is headed by Robert Clayton, a former law school dean and an attorney with extensive practical experience in the sports world. Robert and his team are prepared to provide an array of services to meet the diverse needs of collegiate and professional sports entities.
G&M’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group represents clients in most types of sophisticated commercial litigation. This includes, among other things, disputes relating to contracts and business issues, real estate matters, trusts and estates, class actions, construction issues, copyrights and trademarks, defamation, employment issues, environmental matters, fraud, insurance coverage, mergers and acquisitions, product liability claims, securities, trade secrets, and other complex litigation. G&M’s litigation professionals are also extremely experienced in all forms of bankruptcy litigation, including, but not limited to, preference and avoidance actions, breach of fiduciary duty claims, D&O actions, and claim objections.
Copyright & Trademark
G&M’s Trademark and Copyright Practice Group represents a wide variety of clients in connection with branding matters, domain name issues, counterfeiting and Lanham Act disputes, copyright piracy, trademark portfolio management, licensing rights, and marks. Our attorneys help not only with initial filings, but also with transactions and enforcement to help our clients best capitalize on their assets.
G&M’s Finance Practice Group provides efficient and practical legal counsel in connection with all types of complex lending transactions. This includes traditional commercial real estate and asset based lending as well as tax exempt financing such as federal new markets tax credits. G&M also has extensive experience with 7(a) and 504 lending programs administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Food & Beverage
G&M’s Food and Beverage Practice Group leverages years of industry experience to help food and beverage companies increase revenue, grow brands, and build their businesses. Our attorneys can assist in virtually every portion of the business cycle, including not only on the operational front – such as with advertising and promotions, trademark and copyright issues, licensing, and real estate development and leasing – but also with non-ordinary course issues such as resolving and/or prosecuting litigation claims, obtaining financing and equity investment, selling the business or purchasing assets, and even with creditors’ rights and bankruptcy issues.
Labor & Employment
G&M’s Labor and Employment practitioners help clients navigate the ever-evolving landscape of US, state, and local laws and regulations that govern the workplace. They have diverse and in-depth experience in representing clients in workplace matters related to traditional labor and employment law, including but not limited to day-to-day counseling, policy development and implementation, collective bargaining, internal investigations, best practices to avoid litigation and, when necessary, representing clients before state and federal courts and agencies in arbitrations, administrative proceedings, and class and collective action cases.
G&M attorneys pride themselves on understanding the unique, industry-specific statutory, regulatory and competitive pressures their clients face and providing them with practical advice that achieves business needs while ensuring legal compliance
G&M’s Real Estate Law Practice Group regularly represents developers, builders, contractors, corporations, investors, owners, and tenants in a wide variety of real estate–related matters. In addition to assisting with commercial closings and otherwise helping to facilitate and close deals for clients, G&M’s professionals have vast experience helping clients get back on track when projects do not go as planned.
Practice Area Overview:
Advertising, Media, & First Amendment Practice
Alcohol & Regulated Substances Practice
Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice
Business & Competitive Intelligence Practice
Business & Corporate Practice
Collegiate & Professional Sports Practice
Commercial Litigation Practice
Copyright & Trademark Practice
Food & Beverage Practice
Labor & Employment Practice
Real Estate Practice
G&M’S National Scope
Although G&M is a boutique law firm, our talented and experienced professionals routinely handle “national” (and often international) matters, and regularly practice in multiple jurisdictions around the country. In fact, as reflected in the interactive map on the full (non-mobile) version of G&M’s website, G&M’s professionals have been involved in cases in every region of the United States.
Pricing & Fees
Although our partners provide the same level of service that they provided for decades at large national and international law firms, at G&M they can now do so at substantially more reasonable and predictable cost. Not only are hourly rates lower, we strive to maximize the return on our clients’ legal spending though proper staffing and effective planning – often at least as important as rates. And in appropriate circumstances, G&M has implemented a variety of alternative fee arrangements to help clients minimize uncertainty and manage cost. Explore below or contact one of our partners for more information.
When G&M is retained on a monthly retainer basis, we agree to handle all of the legal work in a given area or subject matter for a set monthly fee. The purpose of this structure is to provide certainty to our clients, protecting them against fluctuations in their legal costs and ensuring that they are always paying a reasonable rate that is directly tied to their historical usage (typically reducing average monthly costs).
When G&M is retained on a “success fee” or “contingency” basis, we agree to pursue a matter without charging any hourly fees. Instead, we are paid an agreed success fee only if we achieve a successful outcome – with “success” agreed upon on ahead of time. The purpose of this structure is to minimize risk for our clients and to allow meritorious claims to be pursued in situations where funding is limited.
When G&M is retained on a “flat fee” basis, we agree to complete a particular project for a set fee that is agreed upon in advance. The purpose of this structure is to provide certainty to our clients, protecting them against the risk that we have underestimated the time required to complete the task. If it takes longer, our clients don’t pay more. We take the risk.
When G&M is retained on a “blended fee” basis, we agree to provide our services at a reduced hourly rate (or flat fee), and also agree upon a limited success fee to be paid if we are able to achieve a successful outcome. The purpose of this structure – which is really a combination of several structures – is to minimize risk and “out of pocket” costs to our clients in cases where we are unable to agree to a pure success fee.
G&M's Diversity is One of
Our Core Assets
At Goldstein & McClintock, we believe that our firm’s ethnic and gender diversity is one of our core assets and a key component of the extraordinary results we routinely achieve for our clients. By having a diverse group of professionals who provide different and unique perspectives on issues, we are able to provide holistic solutions for our clients that are creative, yet pragmatic.
Currently, almost 50% of our firm’s professionals are diverse, including multiple partners and attorneys, and we continue to strive to make sure the firm represents the diverse communities it serves. G&M is honored to have been named “Diversity Law Firm of the Year” by the ACQ Law Awards for each of the last five years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018). We are very proud to continue to foster an environment that is attractive and welcoming to talented professionals of all backgrounds.
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