Successful risk management strategies included the drafting and review of all significant business contracts and leases, creation of binding customer forms, consultations on litigation prevention, review of employment issues and pitfalls, well drafted non-compete agreements, employee handbooks and properly drafted policies and procedures manuals including safety reviews. A well designed risk management program not only deters costly lawsuits, it can help secure credit and bonding. The Mackie Law Firm will provide your firm with the tools it needs to establish and maintain a robust risk management strategy to minimize your business risks.
Business Litigation & Commercial Litigation: The firm’s goal is to help clients avoid or resolve issues before costly litigation. In the case of a suit, however, the firm will aggressively press your claims or defend them whether they are related to contract disputes, lost profits, collection of debts, liquidation of businesses, unethical treatment of minority owners, breaches of fiduciary duties, fraud, or disputes with former employees.
Wills and Estate Planning: Something most of us put off but critical to avoid costly probate and the risk that your assets will be directed by the state to someone you do not wish to leave them to. If you have minor children, failure to plan can be a disaster. Call us so we can get your affairs in order with affordable estate planning.
Business and Personal Asset Protection: Mistakes in the selection and structure of business organizations can be costly for the business owner. The firm assists clients in formation and business planning including decisions about operation as limited liability company, partnership, or other corporate forms. Advice is also offered on director and officer liability issues, dissolution, franchising, reorganization, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, business successions, and shareholders’ rights.
The firm helps business owners keep the wealth their enterprises generate by ensuring that assets are held in forms most advantageous to the client. Asset Protection is a critical component of financial portfolio management and Mr. Mackie has the expertise to advise clients the best way to keep other lawyers from raiding their nest eggs.
Construction Law: The firm represents owners, contractors, construction managers, developers, design professionals, and suppliers in the construction process, including bidding and bid presentation packages, contract negotiation and formation, contract performance, financing and warranty issues, mechanics and materialmen liens, and claims and dispute resolution. The firm also represents consumers in construction disputes including flooring and roofing disputes. The firm has won over $150,000.00 in settlements for flooring defects alone.
Debt Collection: Collecting a debt can be an expensive and frustrating endeavor. A knowledgeable and aggressive attorney working on your behalf can often be the difference between a bad debt write off and a bank deposit slip.
A skilled representative can help the parties reach an agreement, eliminating the need for burdensome courtroom collection efforts. Where collection litigation is needed, however, the firm is well equipped successfully see it through. Whether the challenge require negotiation, litigation or both, your claim will have one of the best chances of being collected cost-effectively by our office.
Real Estate: The firm represents both commercial clients and individuals in proceedings and transactions that deal with real property including purchase and sale, construction, mortgages and foreclosures, leases, zoning, title examinations, quiet title actions, and closings.
Landlord/Tenant: Mr. Mackie has years of experience with commercial property as a lawyer, developer, landlord and property manager. He has dealt successfully with disputes between Landlords and Tenants on both residential and commercial property. He can provide clients with cost-effective and creative solutions in all areas of real estate transactions and disputes. Whether you are a real estate developer; commercial landlord, or buyer or seller of commercial property, our firm can meet your real estate needs.
Federal Procurement Law and Bid Packages: Mr. Mackie has experience representing both the Government and the contractor in the field of Federal Contracting Law. Whether it be general contractors, mechanical and electrical subcontractors or other specialty subcontractors, or architect/engineers, he has helped them navigate the maze of federal procurement law. He counsels on the application of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR Clauses) and in pressing or defending against Bid Protests. He is also skilled in the development and presentation of bid packages for governmental concerns. The firm can also help establish your business as a Small Business Administration Section 8(a) minority owned firm, as a disabled veteran organization, a woman owned business or achieve HUB Zone status. All of these categories will make your firm eligible to bid on lucrative government contracts.
Healthcare Practice Law and Services: Mr. Mackie once ran one of the larger specialist physician groups in southern Texas and knows the business from a legal, regulatory, economic point of view including health care’s extraordinary billings and collections procedures. He has experience in the large and complex body of health and healthcare law and has represented physicians by assisting in everything from setting up their billing and collections systems, to overall physician office management, their real estate developments and asset protection strategies including the establishment and maintenance of systems that reduce the chance of medial malpractice suits.
He has advised physicians on an array of compliance issues (e.g., HIPAA, "Stark Law," anti-kickback, false claims act) including the development of compliance programs and the organizational restructuring required to meet the demands of these programs.
Copyright and Trademark Filings: As a attorney for Congress advising Members on federal copyright and trademark law, Mr. Mackie can help you register and protect your copyright materials and trademarks. He can make sure that these critical jobs are done right the first time.
Also appears as Attorney Ad Litem and provide representations in Structured Settlements.