A Client-Centered Business Law Firm

Edwards Maxson Mago & Macaulay, LLP was founded in 2017 to leverage the exceptional legal and business experience of its founding partners and the select attorneys who join the firm in a way that consistently delivers sophisticated legal services and excellent results at affordable business rates. We’re intentionally branded EM3 to convey that our approach to serving our clients is unique and innovative and, by doing so, the results we achieve for our clients favorably impacts their business and growth exponentially. EM3 is lean by design, and leverages a low overhead law firm model to minimize non-value-added costs and ensure intense focus on meeting our clients legal and business needs.

Our Experience

EM3 is a national law firm of business attorneys and litigators.

Our partners are regularly retained to handle complex and sophisticated business transactions and litigation matters, throughout the United States, including our major markets of focus in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and New York.

Our business attorneys routinely handle complex corporate mergers and acquisitions, business formation and joint ventures, commercial real estate acquisitions, developments, dispositions and financings, patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret counseling and licensing, technology transactions and outsourcing, complex commercial transactions, and insurance matters, including life settlements. We also routinely act as outside general counsel to small and mid-cap companies, who choose to outsource some or all of their legal functions to our firm.

Our trial lawyers have tried hundreds of civil cases to verdicts in state and federal courts across from coast to coast, including copyright and patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, trademark infringement and false advertising, commercial real estate disputes, business contract and tort claims, shareholder and minority oppression claims, and employment litigation. We also handle federal and state appeals, from briefing to argument, and our attorneys have obtained several published favorable appellate decisions.

Each EM3 partner is a valued and trusted counselors to their clients – not just because of their legal skill but, also, because of their extensive business experience and acumen. Many EM3 partners have held high-profile business positions and are actively engaged entrepreneurs, including former CEOs and C-suite executives, corporate counsel at Fortune 250 companies, business owners and operators, nonprofit leaders and more.

We always bring a business mind to each problem we solve, recognizing that what our clients need most are business solutions and not lawsuits and legal disputes.

Our Clients

EM3 represents companies and individuals who need sophisticated legal representation. Our clients include global corporations and other publicly traded companies—including Fortune 500 companies—to small privately held companies and entrepreneurs. We are client-centered and will work zealously and tirelessly for our clients, regardless of their size and legal budget.

Our Service

We treat each client with the same level of respect, priority and dedication. Each of our clients deserves and receives a team of lawyers who will focus intensely on their problems and will work collaboratively with them to drive timely, cost-effective solutions.

EM3 welcomes and regularly designs innovative fee arrangements, which are designed to align our interests with those of our clients. Whether a traditional or an alternative fee arrangement is used, our emphasis remains on adding value through efficiency and results, not on billing hours.

Our Approach

We believe that the strength of any law firm is rooted in the talent, collaboration and focus of its lawyers upon its client’s needs, priorities and business goals. As a result, EM3’s approach is intentionally collaborative, starting with the client and flowing through the manner in which we work. We leverage the diverse backgrounds of our lawyers and our clients to ensure the best possible perspective is brought to bear on each of the matters we work on. Ours is a “getting to yes” approach, always focused on how we can assist our client in achieving their goals and business objectives and, then, leveraging the necessary legal and business resources to do so.

EM3’s culture and compensation model emphasizes and promotes collaboration and teamwork. Everyone member of EM3 adds value to our clients. And, because we are intentionally lean and selective, our genuine commitment to quality is unwavering and shines through in our integrative approach of teaming with our clients.

EM3‘s Founding Principles

  • We know that clients come first
  • We only do excellent work
  • We do it right the first time
  • We are committed to our community and the global world we live and work in
  • We care about our clients and each other
  • We are diverse and we welcome and embrace diversity
  • We are a partnership and we strive to be the best partners we can

We invest in people and technologies that deliver value, not unnecessary overhead. As a client-centered law firm, our interests must remain aligned with our clients’ interests, and each action we take must fulfill our promises and be authentic to our values, in order to maintain the trust of our clients and each other, every day, every matter and at every opportunity.