How We Work

Entrepreneurial & Experienced


The partners of MacDonald Weiss offer experience, sophistication, and quality at the highest level. As partners in top international firms, and as senior counsel at a Fortune 100 company, our partners worked on projects and transactions at the height of international commerce and finance, appearing in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and Les Echos. Our Founders understand that, in today’s global market place, the legal needs of mid-sized companies and tech startups are just as sophisticated, or more-so, as large public multinationals, and the mission of MacDonald Weiss is to bring that “Big Law” sophistication and senior attention to entrepreneurs, SMEs and investors. We are a niche boutique firm focused on all the key areas that a business needs to succeed and grow.

We are entrepreneurs in our own space, and as such are deeply aware of the particular needs of startup and growth companies. We have devised a new law firm model to provide senior level, sophisticated advice that is accessible and affordable for entrepreneurs.

Global Perspective


With our deep international and cross border experience, our clients receive the highest level of senior expertise and personal service on the cutting edge of technology and law. Our attorneys advise companies at all stages of growth, with an eye to US-market and international growth that aligns with overall corporate strategy; we are strategic advisors who get to know our clients’ businesses deeply, and we work as part of a trusted management group.

Our extensive network of legal contacts within the US and around the world enables us to build high-performance, cost-effective teams of lawyers when foreign expertise or specialty practice areas are needed.

Flexible Fee Structures


Our flexible fee structures serve the needs of larger clients for whom the full force of a traditional large firm is overkill for the task at hand as well as startups and SMEs. To suit these clients, we offer lower hourly rates and alternatives to traditional hourly billing, such as fixed fees, reduced fees with a success component, or subscriptions.

Thanks to developments in technology, we have access to first class resources without the cost burden of extensive overhead, which enables us to moderate our fees without compromising quality.