Dirk McClanahan

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Biography

Mr. McClanahan is a Fairfax, Virginia native who was trained at Michigan State University College of Law, a top ten academic program for intellectual property law. Mr. McClanahan provides knowledgeable and compassionate legal expertise to individuals, families, and businesses in a variety of legal issues including intellectual property, trusts and estates, business law, litigation, and negotiations.

Mr. McClanahan has business law experience working with small businesses and nonprofit organizations; creating new business entities, preparing and reviewing contracts, and assisting nonprofit organizations in applying for tax exempt status. Mr. McClanahan has assisted clients in business planning and growth, as well as, advocating on clients' behalf during business negotiations.

In addition, Mr. McClanahan is an experienced contract attorney, having worked with several AmLaw 100 international firms, having taken part in cases with legal issues ranging from multinational mergers to Department of Justice antitrust investigations.

A life-long Washington D.C sports fan, Mr. McClanahan enjoys watching his favorite teams, traveling, and going to the movies.

Areas of Practice (228)

  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Law
  • Wills
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations
  • Copyrights
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Business Formation
  • Business Contracts
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Internet Law
  • Securities Law
  • Small Business Law
  • Wills and Probate
  • Artistic Property
  • Brand Management
  • Chemical Intellectual Property
  • Electrical Intellectual Property
  • Electronic Intellectual Property
  • Industrial Models and Designs
  • Industrial Property
  • Industrial Property Rights
  • Intellectual Property Infringement
  • Intellectual Property Enforcement
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Portfolio Management
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Intellectual Property Prosecution
  • International Intellectual Property
  • International Licensing
  • Internet Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Procurement
  • Literary Property
  • New Media Law
  • Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property
  • Medical Intellectual Property
  • Merchandising
  • Mechanical Intellectual Property
  • Piracy
  • Proprietary Rights
  • Protection of Personality
  • Business Crimes
  • Business Development
  • Business Dissolutions
  • Business Enterprises
  • Business Estate Planning
  • Business Fraud
  • Business Organization
  • Business Planning
  • Business Regulation
  • Business Reorganization
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Successions
  • Business Transactions
  • Business Transfers
  • Business Torts
  • Business Trusts
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Closely Held Business Estate Planning
  • Business Syndication
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Emerging Business Law
  • Emerging Growth Companies
  • Entrepreneurial Business Law
  • Family Business Law
  • Family Business Successions
  • International Business Law
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Pass-Through Entities
  • Private Business Law
  • Professional Practices
  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Commercial Bad Faith
  • Commercial Crimes
  • Commercial Fraud
  • Commercial Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Torts
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Commercial Transfers
  • Commercial Trusts
  • Sale of Goods
  • Secured Transactions
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Communications and Media
  • FCC Licensing
  • FCC Regulation
  • Telecommunications Competition
  • Telecommunications Contracts
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Telecommunications Licensing
  • Computer Contracts
  • Computers and Software
  • Information Technology Licensing
  • Information Technology Contracts
  • Information Technology
  • Software Copyright
  • Software Licensing
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Contract Fraud
  • Contract Litigation
  • International Commercial Contracts
  • International Contracts
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Copyright Licensing
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Copyright Prosecution
  • Copyright Protection
  • Copyright Registration
  • International Copyright Law
  • Internet Copyright Law
  • Closely Held Corporations
  • Corporate Contracts
  • Corporate Formation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Organization
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Corporate Planning
  • Corporate Reorganization
  • Corporate Successions
  • Corporate Trusts
  • Family Corporations
  • Hostile Takeovers
  • Incorporation
  • Nonprofit Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Public Corporations
  • S Corporations
  • Small Business Corporations
  • Takeovers
  • Tender Offers
  • Entertainment and the Arts
  • Artists Rights
  • Entertainment Contracts
  • Entertainment Liability
  • Entertainment Litigation
  • Music Copyright
  • Music Law
  • Music Licensing
  • Theater Law
  • Video Law
  • Multimedia Law
  • Art Law
  • Content Licensing
  • Internet Licensing
  • Media Law
  • Newspaper Contracts
  • Publishing Contracts
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Business Acquisitions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Taxation
  • Charitable Gambling
  • Charitable Giving
  • Charitable Limited Partnerships
  • Charitable Organizations Law
  • Charitable Trusts and Foundations
  • Nonprofit Organizations Law
  • Private Foundations
  • Public Charities
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Patent Infringement
  • Patent Licensing
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Privacy Law
  • Right of Privacy
  • Right of Publicity
  • Privacy and Publicity
  • Information and Privacy
  • Probate
  • Probate Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Ancillary Probate
  • Blue Sky Law
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Insider Trading
  • Public Offerings
  • Securities Fraud
  • Securities Offerings
  • Securities Registration
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Shareholder Derivative Actions
  • Shareholder Rights
  • Trade Secrets
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Counterfeiting
  • Internet Trademarks
  • International Trademarks
  • Lanham Act
  • Service Marks
  • Trade Dress
  • Trade Names
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Trademark Licensing
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Trademark Prosecution
  • Trademark Protection
  • Trademark Registration
  • Decedents Estates
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children
  • Estate Planning for the Disabled
  • Estate Planning for the Elderly
  • Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples
  • Family Trusts
  • Living Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trust Planning
  • Trust Law
  • Trust Administration
  • Unfair Competition
  • Contested Wills
  • Inheritance
  • Living Wills
  • Missing Heir Searches
  • Successions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
703-520-1326  Phone
www.mcplegal.com
University Attended:
East Carolina University, B.S.
Law School Attended:
Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.
Year of First admission:
2010
Admission:
Virginia; Virginia Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia; United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
Memberships:
State Bar of Virginia; District of Columbia Bar; Fairfax Bar Association; Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; and American Bar Association.
ISLN:
921917449

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (16)
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  • Dirk McClanahan

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/13/15 in Business Law on 04/13/15

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  • Dirk McClanahan

    5.0/5.0 by a Staff Lawyer on 04/02/15 in General Practice on 04/02/15

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  • Dirk McClanahan

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 03/27/15 in General Practice on 03/27/15

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  • Dirk McClanahan

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/25/15 in General Practice on 03/25/15

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  • Dirk McClanahan

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 03/23/15 in Civil Litigation on 03/23/15

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  • Dirk McClanahan

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 03/23/15 in Civil Litigation on 03/23/15

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  • Dirk McClanahan

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 03/22/15 in Civil Litigation on 03/22/15

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  • Dirk McClanahan

    5.0/5.0 by a General Counsel on 03/17/15 in General Practice on 03/17/15

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  • Dirk McClanahan

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 03/17/15 in Civil Litigation on 03/17/15

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  • Dirk McClanahan

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 03/17/15 in General Practice on 03/17/15

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