McAfee & Taft is a business law firm. Unlike many firms, we were founded by lawyers primarily engaged in a business practice, and not by trial lawyers. For over fifty years, the goal of McAfee & Taft has been to provide outstanding service to our business clients. As our clients needs have expanded, the scope of our practice has changed, but representation of our clients in business, commercial and real estate transactions remains at the core.
The Firm's practice in this area draws heavily on the expertise of Firm members who concentrate on such areas as commercial law, public and private finance, tax planning, real estate, employee benefits, environmental regulation, and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. In particular, we advise corporations, partnerships and other business organizations on governance issues and fiduciary duties; shareholder agreements, employment agreements, related party transactions, directors’ and officers’ insurance and indemnification; dissolution; general contract matters; supply and distribution agreements; real estate acquisition, development, management, and finance; investor and investment banking relations; licensing and franchising; deferred compensation and other executive benefit plans; credit facilities and lending transactions and other matters.
Since most clients' business needs are not limited to one or two areas of legal expertise, most of the lawyers in the Business Law practice group are experienced in several practice areas. Perhaps more importantly, they are skilled at collaboration with lawyers in various other practice areas within the Firm to meet the diverse requirements of our business clients. As a result, we have the capability to bring together the necessary expertise to satisfy our clients' needs, and to do so in a cost-efficient manner.