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Megan E McNally

Business Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Megan

Learn Megan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    25%
    General counsel for startups, small business, closely held companies, family businesses, and tax exempt organizations including contracts, mergers and acquisitions, employment, and transactions.

  2. Contracts and agreements
    25%
    Contract drafting, negotiation, review, and advice.

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    25%
    For profit and nonprofit corporate counsel focusing on entity selection, formation, ownership, and governance.

  4. Mergers and acquisitions
    25%
    Strategic guidance and transactional management of every step in the M&A process.

GENERAL COUNSEL AND STRATEGIC ADVISOR TO PURPOSE DRIVEN PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS

Megan McNally, Legal Officer of Counsel with Foundry Law Group, helps innovators and entrepreneurs build and lead great companies. Whether collaborating to bring a bold idea to life or to solve a complex challenge, Megan’s clients appreciate the curiosity, tenacity, and real world experience she brings to the table.

More than a lawyer, Megan’s business and corporate law practice is complemented by her deep professional experience as a sought-after strategy and governance consultant, a talented facilitator and public speaker, an active angel investor, and a relentless advocate for female founders.

Photos and videos

Amy Nelson, Founder & CEO of The Riveter, interviewing Megan about audacity, power tribes, and flipping the paradigm for female founders.

Location

Foundry Law Group
522 N 85th St. B100
Seattle, WA, 98103

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Reviews

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Posted by Kirsten | June 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Council you can trust
Megan's council is compassionate and clear. As an industry newbie with a very early stage CPG startup, Megan has helped me clearly understand not only the necessities of a strong foundation for a sound business, but also helped me navigate investment opportunities, incubators, and legal necessities for the next steps for growing our company. She has helped me get our corporate hygiene clean, which has been immensely beneficial as I fundraise for growth. She is a fair and talented negotiator for us, as well. She does a fantastic job interpreting "legalese", helping me understand every word and detail of complicated contracts. When Megan has drafted our own contracts and agreements, we've had many compliments from other legal teams saying they appreciate the clarity and meticulous nature of her work. I surely appreciate it, as well!
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Posted by Debbie Collins | February 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic listener with sound legal advise
Megan's straight forward approach allowed my partner and I to discuss the ins and outs of an LLC and quickly get one set up to meet our timeline. Megan has great insight into business practices, a very transparent fee structure and a belief that women deserve to be listened to fully!
Posted by Nancy | February 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough, knowledgable and responsive
My business partner and I hired Megan to help us incorporate our new business in Washington State. She was clear in her explanation of the options open to us, and offered excellent counsel regarding structure and long term planning. We will use her again as we grow.
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Transparent and great communicator!
Megan helped us start-up our business. She was thorough, accommodating and most important transparent regarding her fees and process. I would definitely recommend her others!
Posted by Anne | December 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Work
We were able to work with Megan to help us in redesigning four policies for our non-profit. She listened to our specific needs, researched best practice, and came back to us with exactly the type of policies that we needed. Her non-profit background made it very easy for her to understand the unique nature of our organization and so she "hit it out of the park" on her first round of policy drafts with us. Our board approved all four policies. We look forward to working with Megan again if/when the need arises.
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Posted by Randy | November 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Honest, Clear and Concise!
Megan, provided my company great guidance and clear translation of complex contracts that would have been otherwise a challenge for us to decipher on our own. She took the time to go by line item in order to complete the picture of what we were facing in our contract. The honesty and sincerity she has made us comfortable in our final decision. We look forward to working with Megan and again and certainly would recommend her services to other startups like ourselves.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-450 per hour
Payment methods
Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Foundry Law Group
  • 2018 - Present
  • Member
  • We The Action - Nonprofit COVID-19 Relief Task Force
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Principal
  • Doyenne Legal PLLC
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Interim Vice President of Development
  • Pacific Science Center
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Director of Advancement & Chief Development Officer
  • Washington State Bar Association & Foundation
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Owner, Principal Consultant
  • mds | Northwest
  • 2006 - 2011
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, cum laude
  • N/A
  • Boise State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Entity Conversion - LLC to C Corp
  • Successful
  • Entity Conversion, LLC to SPC
  • Successful
  • Startup Formation
  • Successful
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Associations

  • King County Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2023 - Present
  • Washington Women Lawyers (King County chapter)
  • Board Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • University of Washington
  • Certificate in Nonprofit Management Advisory Board
  • 2011 - Present
  • Seattle University School of Law, Law Alumni Board
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2021
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2021
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2020
  • Female Founders Alliance
  • Founders' Advocate Award
  • 2018
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2016
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Women's Business Incubator
  • So You Want To Start A Business. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
  • 2017
  • Visions & Voices
  • Audacity, the Power of Tribes, and Flipping the Paradigm for Female Founders
  • 2017
  • Reboot Connect
  • Entrepreneur Panel, Panelist
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (20)
Endorse Megan
Business Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Megan is so much more than an attorney, she has years of experience as a strategist which gives her a unique and valuable perspective. Megan's client-first attitude is unsurpassed, she is always looking for ways to add value to the legal services she provides to her clients. I highly recommend Megan as an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan is a great choice for start-ups, innovators, and entrepreneurs due to her dedication, considerable business experience, and irrepressible enthusiasm."
Business Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Megan is an invaluable resource for clients and fellow attorneys. She has both legal expertise and extensive experience in business strategy and consulting, allowing her to provide services for everything from big picture plans to minute legal details. She, like her clients, is a business founder and understands where they are now and how to get where they want to be. I am delighted to not only endorse her, but also to join her in practice."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan is everything you want (and need) in a lawyer. Her knowledge, expertise, and passion ensure top-notch quality, plus she's just an absolute pleasure to be around. I highly recommend her."
Business Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan McNally is a rock star of an attorney and business consultant. She's got an innate ability to connect people and partners and businesses while always thinking huge picture ideas. I'd recommend any client to Megan that wanted help getting their concept off the ground."
Business Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Before becoming an attorney, Megan learned the things you can’t learn in law school: how to be innovative, how to talk to people with respect, and how to be kind. If you’re lucky enough to work with her, I’m positive she’ll be more than just a legal advocate for you. I couldn’t be more proud to endorse Megan – she’s doing big and amazing things with her clients."
Business Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Get ready to enter a no-judgment zone for legal advice when you step into Megan's office. Megan's experience in strategy and business allows her to provide practical and intelligent legal advice for clients (which is sorely needed for entrepreneurs who often are overwhelmed). On top of her business and legal acumen, she's just frickin awesome. She's compassionate, personable and honest. I highly recommend her for your start-up and business needs."
Business Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Megan McNally to handle all of your business and entity startup needs. I had the pleasure of working with Megan for years at the WSBA, a large regulatory and professional association for all attorneys and legal professionals in Washington State. Megan is creative, open, and thoughtful. She has an engaging sense of humor. Megan's attention to detail and big picture worldview can only benefit her clients."
Business Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer because she is very smart, personable and a joy to work with. I would not hesitate to refer business clients to Ms. McNally."
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Seattle Business Lawyer Megan E McNally
Megan E McNally
Business Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 10 years
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