McDonald Hopkins LLC

McDonald Hopkins LLC
  • Established in 1933
  • Firm Size 135
  • Attorney Insight. Business Foresight. (TM)
  • Peer Reviews
    4.8/5.0 (90)
    Client Reviews
    100% Recommended (1)
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About this firm

Attorney Insight. Business Foresight. (TM)

McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm. Despite the complexity and uncertainty in the world today, our attorneys are focused on insightful legal solutions that help our clients strategically plan for an increasingly competitive future. That is why we have a more than 80-year history of counseling our clients through the most difficult times. We have 140 attorneys in six strategic locations -- Chicago, Illinois; Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Miami and West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Areas of Practice (59)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Antitrust Litigation
  • Automotive Industry
  • Business Counseling
  • Business Restructuring and Bankruptcy
  • Creditors' Committees
  • Commercial and Financial Services Litigation
  • Commercial Finance
  • Construction Industry
  • Construction Law and Real Estate Litigation
  • Data Privacy and Network Security
  • Debtor Representation
  • Directors and Officers Litigation
  • Distribution
  • Drug and Pharmacy
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Equine Law
  • ESOP Transactions
  • Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Tax Planning and Audit Representation
  • Executive Compensation and 409A Compliance
  • Family Foundation Counseling
  • Food Industry
  • Franchises
  • Government Advocacy
  • Government Affairs
  • Government Contracting
  • Government Incentives
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Industry
  • Healthcare Reform
  • Healthcare Restructuring
  • Home Health Care
  • Insurance and Suretyship
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Labor and Employment Counseling and Litigation
  • Life Sciences
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Multistate Tax Controversy and Strategies
  • Nonprofit
  • Private Equity
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Products Liability and Mass Tort Litigation
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • REITs
  • Search Funds
  • Securities
  • Securities Litigation
  • Succession Planning
  • Taxation
  • Trade Secret, Non-Compete and Unfair Competition Practice
  • Trust Administration
  • White Collar Crime
  • Workers' Compensation Strategies and Representation
  • Distressed M & A

People (135)

Peer Reviews

Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
  • 100% (1 recommendation)
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  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Review for McDonald Hopkins LLC on 03/10/10 in Employee Benefits.

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McDonald Hopkins is committed to supporting and promoting diversity in all aspects of our firm. This commitment is one of the fundamental principles that guide our decisions, management practices, and conduct. We recognize that the unique aspects of every individual bring something different and valuable to our firm, and that those unique differences make our firm stronger, enhance our ability to represent our clients, and benefit our communities. We carry out our commitment to diversity through numerous actions, which include: 
Supporting the recruitment and retention of diverse professionals and staff members
Supporting internal committees and programs, such as our Women’s Council, that help promote diversity
Supporting a work environment  that is inclusive, positive, and fulfilling
Supporting opportunities for mentoring and advancement of women and minorities through firm policies and practices
Supporting and encouraging meaningful work/life balance policies and practices
Supporting and encouraging the participation and leadership of our professionals and staff in diverse organizations and activities, such as the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Minority Attorney Roundtable Taskforce, the Arab American Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Homeless Legal Assistance Planning Committee, the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association, the National Minority Business Council, the Veteran and Military Business Owners Association,  and the Civil Pro Bono Legal Services Program
Several of our attorneys have been honored for their contributions related to diversity. 
Jeffrey Pollock received the NAACP Civil Rights Champion Award in 2012. He is also the recipient of the 2015 Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s Community Impact Award.
Michelle Kantor received the Lifetime Advocate Award from the Federation of Women Contractors for her work in promoting, counseling, and advocating for women, minority, and veteran owned small business firms. She was named the Center for Empowerment & Economic Development’s (CEED) Business Training & Professional Development Outstanding Volunteer in 2015.  Michelle Kantor has devoted most of her more than 25-year career to providing legal assistance and helping women-owned, minority-owned, and veteran-owned businesses to be successful.      
McDonald Hopkins’ commitment to diversity is deep and ongoing. We will continue to take positive actions to support and encourage diversity within the firm and our communities.

Bar Registry

  • Appellate Practice

  • Business Law

  • Civil Trial Practice

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Employment Benefits Law

  • General Practice

  • Pension and Profit Sharing

  • Real Estate Law

  • Tax Law

  • Trusts and Estates, Wills and Probate

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