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BUSINESS LITIGATION

McDougald Law Group P.S. regularly represent businesses in both complex and simple business disputes, including, but not limited to, contract disputes, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition claims, creditor-debtor claims, consumer protection claims, franchise disputes, distributor claims, asset purchase disputes and failed merger litigation.

The firm is always focused on what is best for its client, whether that be early resolution of the case outside of court, or whether it requires presentation of a case through a trial. The firm has a wealth of trial experience, having tried numerous cases in front of juries, judges and arbitrators, but has similarly broad experience obtaining our-of-court resolutions of their clients’ cases where appropriate, including negotiations and alternative dispute resolution method.

Mr. McDougald, the firm’s founding and senior partner has practiced law for more than 25 years. During that time, Mr. McDougald has tried or arbitrated well over 150 trials or arbitrations, including representation of several prominent businesses, including many of the largest financial services companies in the U.S as well as many senior executives, managers and professionals. His experience is virtually unmatched among other attorneys in the region, if not the nation. If you would like to review representative cases showing the attorneys’ experience, please click the link to such cases at the bottom of this page.

The firm endeavors to exceed the expectations of its clients in every case, and to accomplish results that leave their clients wholly satisfied. While no one wants to be involved in disputes, having counsel who actively seeks to understand your issues and who work hard to assist you in resolving the dispute is critical to any business, and McDougald Law Group P.S. offers exactly that type of representation.

Please contact our firm if you believe we can be of assistance to you.


SECURITIES AND FINANCIAL SERVICES LITIGATION

A focus of the practice of McDougald Law Group P.S. is on representation of securities broker-dealers, managers and registered representatives in litigation, arbitration and before regulators. The firm also litigates and appears before regulatory bodies on behalf of securities industry professionals, including Registered Investment Advisors and Certified Financial Planners. Additionally, we have experience as lead defense counsel in securities class actions filed against public and private companies.

Together, the firm’s lawyers have more than 30 years of litigation experience, and the vast majority of such experience has included securities and financial services litigation. Mr. McDougald began his practice in Southern California, where he primarily worked on such cases for about a decade before returning to his roots in the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle, he joined the 600 lawyer-strong firm of Perkins Coie in the litigation group, and was a member of the Securities and Corporate Governance group.

Mr. McDougald has tried or arbitrated well over 150 trials or arbitrations combined, including representation of several prominent financial services firms. They firm has also served as advisory and litigation counsel to several well-regarded independent registered investment advisory firms. The firm’s experience is virtually unmatched among other attorneys in the region, if not the nation. If you would like to review representative cases showing the attorneys’ experience, please click the link to such cases at the bottom of this page.

Please contact our firm if you believe we can be of assistance to you.


EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION

McDougald Law Group P.S. has and does represented numerous employers in litigation and before regulatory agencies in a variety of disputes, including claims for alleged breach of contract, failure to provide compensation triggered by a change in control of the company, alleged wrongful termination claims, breach of contract claims, as well as claims of discrimination based on gender, race and age. With more than 30 years of combined litigation experience, McDougald Law Group P.S. has experience addressing virtually any scenario.

In addition to representing clients in employment matters throughout the Western U.S , the firm regularly assist its clients in preparing employee handbooks, online manuals and in updating Human Resource professionals on both federal and state regulations applicable to the Employer-Employee relationship. The firm also prepares employment agreements for its clients and consults with clients regarding employee discipline up to and including appropriate termination procedures.

McDougald Law Group P.S. endeavors to exceed the expectation of the firm’s clients’ in every matter, and to accomplish results that leave clients wholly satisfied. While no one wants to be involved in disputes, having counsel who actively seek to understand your issues and who work hard to assist you in resolving the dispute is critical to any business, and McDougald Law Group P.S. offers exactly that type of representation.

Please contact our firm if you believe we can be of assistance to you.



MARITIME AND ADMIRALTY

Since Mr. McDougald first became an attorney more than 25 years ago, he has represented vessel owners and operators in connection with crew member claims, personal injury claims and a variety of issues that arise adverse vessel interests as well as representing medical professionals serving aboard vessels.

Today, McDougald and Cohen P.S. continues to assist vessel owners and operators in connection with claims, human resources issues and compliance with federal regulations as well as Flag state protocols.

Please contact our firm if you believe we can be of assistance to you.



ADVISORY AND RISK MANAGEMENT ASSESSMENT SERVICES

McDougald Law Group P.S. believes that providing effective legal advice regarding proper company policies and procedures can ensure that their services are rarely needed as litigation counsel, as effective policies can often preclude such claims. In that vein, McDougald Law Group P.S. offers the following advisory services:

  • Business Risk Management

The firm assists businesses in assessing potential legal risks associated with proposed and existing contracts and agreements. The firm also counsel clients on the use and distribution of intellectual property, and assist clients in evaluating liability risks arising from operations.

The significant trial experience of the firm gives it a unique insight on resolution of business disputes, and allows the firm to advise clients about the most appropriate way to address risks and potential disputes prior to their becoming legal claims.

  • Securities Compliance

The firm assists financial service companies and individuals in updating their compliance procedures and manuals. This is obviously an important element in ensuring that claims can be minimized and that clients of the financial services companies have adequate and accurate information that is compliant with current regulations. McDougald Law Group P.S. has extensive experience in this area, and keeps abreast of the oft-changing regulatory landscape to ensure they can provide timely and accurate advice to their clients in this regard.

  • Employment

The firm provides advisory services to employers to assist them in maintaining proper hiring and termination procedures, as well as assisting employers in updating their employment manuals and procedures to comply with the constantly changing applicable regulations. McDougald Law Group P.S. has assisted a broad range of companies with their employment and termination policies, both drafting new policies and procedures and revising those procedures already in place.

  • Maritime

TThe firm advises vessel owners and operators regarding general risk management and the policies and procedures utilized by clients in the hiring and termination of crew and medical staff.

Please contact our firm if you believe we can be of assistance to you.

400 108th Avenue NE Suite 510 Bellevue, WA 98004






Contact McDougald Law Group P.S.

Address: 400 108th Avenue NE   Suite 510   Bellevue, WA 98004   Phone: 425-455-2060   Fax: 425-455-2070