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Go-to lawyers for “bet-the-company” legal matters

M&R is a full-service, national law firm that boasts a remarkable record of litigation, transactional and regulatory successes in the most consequential matters. Our attorneys, from the co-founders on down, are fully engaged, unrelenting yet always professional, and equal parts strategic, practical, entrepreneurial and cerebral—subject matter and practice area pros who immerse themselves in our clients’ businesses and are sought after for their proven industry expertise.

Industry Focus

Our lawyers bring to the table tangible, real-world experience in our clients’ businesses. It’s this breadth of knowledge across industries that drives superior results for some of the most dynamic and well-known companies, individuals and entrepreneurs here in the U.S. and abroad.

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Legal Expertise

When clients have their backs up against the proverbial wall, we’re their first call. That’s because the legal professionals at M&R—among the best in their respective practice areas—stand ready to offer business-first solutions and handle the most complex cases and challenging transactions.

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Culture & Diversity

At M&R, we foster an inclusive environment where everyone has a voice, no matter their background, culture, ethnicity, orientation or position. This encourages healthy internal debate and innovative, strategic thinking that inures to the benefit of our client base, which itself is as diverse as the firm.

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The legal and business communities continue to shower praise upon M&R. The firm and its lawyers are regularly recognized with awards and honors that highlight our extraordinary work and culture and set us apart from our peers in the legal marketplace. Click below for a sampling of accolades.

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Right lawyers,
right approach

M&R has assembled a roster of powerhouse litigators, transactional attorneys and regulatory authorities totally committed to meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations and achieving their objectives. Need legal representation that’ll give opposing counsel reason to pause? Well, look no further.

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Insights &
media mentions

Lawyers at M&R are industry-focused thought leaders consistently making headlines and providing commentary on topics of interest to our clients and friends. Take a look at our latest insights and media mentions.

June 8, 2023
M&R Blog

Our Number One Court Sides With Jack Daniel’s in Trademark Dispute Over a Number Two Dog Toy 

By Nicole Haff The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision today holding that a dog toy laced with amusing, scatological-based references satirizing Jack Daniel’s iconic liquor bottle was not covered by the First Amendment’s free speech protections.  A Bit of Background: Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products LLC  VIP Products LLC (VIP) is the seller […]

June 8, 2023
Media Mentions

Jack Daniel’s Gets Last Laugh for Now in SCOTUS’ Ruling in ‘Bad Spaniels’ Case

Nicole Haff’s insights into the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products LLC are featured in an IP Watchdog article titled, “Jack Daniel’s Gets Last Laugh for Now in SCOTUS’ Ruling in ‘Bad Spaniels’ Case.”…

June 7, 2023
Media Mentions

Atty’s Work Brings Music To Growth-Hungry Investors’ Ears

Michael Poster and his music-focused corporate practice—with a heavy emphasis on catalogue acquisition deals for investors—have been featured in a Law360 article titled, “Atty’s Work Brings Music To Growth-Hungry Investors’ Ears.”…

June 1, 2023
Media Mentions

Music deals get louder on reports of $1b record for Queen catalog

Michael Poster’s insights have been featured in an Axios article titled, “Music deals get louder on reports of $1b record for Queen catalog.” In the piece, Michael comments on the trends driving music catalog acquisitions.…

May 31, 2023
Media Mentions

Lawyers Can Be Cool — Especially Lauren Varnado and Energy Experts at Michelman & Robinson!

Lauren Varnado and M&R’s oil and gas practice anchored in the firm’s Houston office were featured in a Houston City Book article titled, “Lawyers Can Be Cool — Especially Lauren Varnado and Energy Experts at Michelman & Robinson!” The story casts Lauren and her team as a cutting-edge group disrupting the energy law space.…

May 22, 2023
M&R Blog

The Pros and Cons of S Corporation Election 

For many in business thinking about incorporating, electing S corporation status may be the way to go. The reason is simple: tax avoidance.  By choosing to become S corporations, small and medium size businesses are able to pass corporate income, losses, deductions, and credits through to their shareholders for federal tax purposes. In doing so, […]

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Looking to begin or advance your legal career? If so, consider exactly what you want in a law firm. An extraordinary clientele? A national, even global, footprint? A collaborative, team environment? We check all those boxes and then some.

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A presence from coast-to-coast and a reach that’s global

M&R is headquartered in Los Angeles and has additional offices in Orange County (California), San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Chicago and New York City.

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