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In an aggressively regulated environment you need legal counsel that not only knows the law, but has helped shape and enforce it. Led by former consumer protection regulators, our team has the experience and perspective to move your business forward.

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Counsel from a Team that Knows Consumer Protection Regulation–Inside and Out

We’ve worked deep in the trenches on both sides of regulatory compliance. Our unique background and approach sets us apart from every other firm in the country.

  • Led by former Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery and three Consumer Protection Section Chiefs
  • Proactive risk management from a regulator’s perspective
  • Aggressive representation and defense from seasoned counsel
  • Clear, actionable advice and innovative solutions that won’t hold your business back
  • Respected thought leadership and industry recognition
  • Unwavering commitment to your goals and your success

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The Industry Experience and Presence You Need to Protect Your Business

We are at the forefront of the policy issues that impact your business most.

Serving as trusted general counsel to leading industry associations and advocating for our clients at the state and federal levels, our attorneys bring a respected voice to heavily regulated industries. Whether you are a startup or a Fortune 100 company, we understand your industry’s regulatory environment and your company’s unique business and legal challenges.

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"As General Counsel to PACE, Mac Murray & Shuster has proven to be an invaluable partner, providing insightful guidance, detailed analysis, and effective counsel to our organization. Our member companies praise their ability to help them achieve the difficult balance of proactive compliance and business growth."

Chris Haerich
Senior Vice President, PACE

TCPA Monitor | Mar 24, 2020

FCC Clarifies “Emergency Purpose” TCPA Exception Includes COVID-19 Messages

In a Declaratory Ruling Friday, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) confirmed that COVID-19 related calls and text messages from public health officials serve an “emergency purpose” and as such are excluded from the prior express consent requirements of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). The declaratory ruling cites the immediate need for hospitals, health care providers, state and local officials, [...]

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Compliance Now | Mar 28, 2020

CARES Act Provides Emergency $349B in Forgivable Loans to Small Businesses

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law Friday by President Trump. The Act drastically expands loans available through the Small Business Act (SBA) in order to allow small businesses to pay regular expenses, with extensive loan forgiveness for certain essential business expenses, including payroll. The Act is intended to spare businesses and employees [...]

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Cannabis Law & Policy | Mar 27, 2020

COVID-19 and Cannabis: Are Dispensaries “Essential?”

As the United States continues to take action to limit the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve of infection, the closure of non-essential businesses by numerous state governments has left residents wondering whether their local dispensary will be deemed an “essential business” and remain open. At least 17 states, 14 of which have cannabis programs, have issued statewide shelter [...]

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Dealership Advisor | Feb 12, 2020

What Auto Dealers Need to Know Before Calling or Texting Cell Phones

Imagine your marketing director has just proposed a new outreach program that will use automated technology to make calls and send text messages to potential and existing customers about offers and promotions. Your sales manager chimes in to agree, saying his salesmen are having some success closing deals by texting customers with their smartphones. Right about now, sirens and alarm [...]

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M&S Newsline | Mar 24, 2020

Working from home? Join us each week for Thirsty (For Knowledge) Thursday webinars!

We’re all navigating this new environment together, seeking ways to stay connected while continuing to deliver the products and services we always have. For many of us, that means doing things differently right now, including working from home (WFH). WFH has introduced immediate and far-reaching challenges to how we do business – everything from employee management and privacy concerns to marketing [...]

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