MacDonald + MacDonald is a boutique law firm involving both national and international issues and clients. We focus on business bankruptcy and reorganization, commercial and international litigation, international insolvency, structuring business transactions, and workouts. We are not, and have not sought to be, board certified as bankruptcy specialists by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We do not limit our practice to bankruptcy courts. We are not a “debt relief agency” and do not represent consumer bankrupts. Our business litigation is primarily in the federal courts. Our cases have involved venues as diverse as Arizona, California, Delaware, Georgia, Texas and Michigan. Our depth of expertise, limited number of conflicts, and financial strength permits MacDonald + MacDonald to accept major cases that other law firms cannot handle. We have staffed debtor cases involving thousands of creditors, 5,000+ employees, and multi-state operations.
Known to be innovative, high aggressive, complex problem solvers, MacDonald + MacDonald actively creates strategic business solutions for its clients. We are quick to adapt and provide high caliber, cost effective representation and client satisfaction. MacDonald + MacDonald knows how important accessibility is to its clients; the attorney you hire is the attorney you reach directly on the phone. Your work will not be shunted to an expensive junior associate with little practical experience.
Mark MacDonald, Sr., founded the bankruptcy group at Johnson & Swanson/Gibbs/ Wortley in 1983 and was co-founder of the bankruptcy group at Sidley & Austin in Chicago in 1972. MacDonald Sr. established MacDonald + MacDonald in 1998 after three years at Baker McKenzie as the senior bankruptcy partner for North America and a member of its Institutional Investors Products Group. Voted one of Best Lawyers in America in every edition since the mid-1980’s, elected a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy in 1991, elected a Master at the founding of the John C Ford Bankruptcy Inn of Court in Dallas, Texas, and elected as a Texas “Superlawyer” by other members of the bar, MacDonald, Sr. is highly respected by the bankruptcy bar and bench. MacDonald Sr. is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried antitrust and pollution cases as well as a variety of civil disputes. He also has extensive transactional experience in asset based lending, municipal finance, securitizations and derivative financial products.
Over 90% of our matters are referred to us by in-house counsel or other attorneys. The existing or potential disputes which we solve often involve multiple parties scattered throughout the United States. In multi-party disputes, we believe that we must not only be highly innovative and aggressive, but that our high status and visibility among members of the insolvency bar and insolvency participants increase our effectiveness in reaching practical results.. Resolving multi-party disputes involves not only conventional litigation but alliance building for added strength. When selecting attorneys you want persons with whom others will seek to ally themselves because of their reputation as both a dangerous opponent and a skilled ally.
We spend substantial energy maintaining our bar relationships and our professional visibility so that we can more effectively serve our clients. In 2005 the firm was invited to join the INBLF (Independent Network of Boutique Law Firms) a recently formed group of very highly qualified boutique firms throughout the United States and Canada which also have strategic alliances with full service law firms located in Europe, Mexico and South America. To judge the quality of company we keep, visit their website at inblf.com [create hyperlink]. INBLF gives MacDonald + MacDonald the ability to access services and build larger legal teams for its clients whether the client team needs a trial lawyer in Indiana, a Canadian immigration lawyer or a corporate lawyer in Washington, D.C. We believe that our enhanced professional visibility helps our clients establish credibility in negotiations and in the courts.
MacDonald + MacDonald has three attorneys who focus on bankruptcy and litigation. Two attorneys practice from our Dallas office. Consistent with our national practice orientation, one bankruptcy litigator is based in Chicago. Small firm economics permit MacDonald + MacDonald to offer both straight contingency and blended compensation packages as well as hourly rate compensation.