MCBA PRACTICE SPOTLIGHT
This month’s MCBA Practice Spotlight is on Brandon Woodward, owner and founder of The Law Offices of Brandon Woodward, P.A.
Brandon grew up in Kansas City,Missouri and attended Rockhurst College, graduating in 1995 with a B.A. in Political Science. He then earned his JD in 1999 from the University of Missouri–Columbia,School of Law. After law school,Brandon joined the prosecuting attorney’s office for his county and focused on drug and property crimes.
After many successful years as a prosecutor, Brandon joined the corporate legal department of the Black & Veatch Corporation, an international engineering company, where he specialized in commercial transactions. In 2009, he was recruited to join the law department of FPL Group (now NextEra) and settled down with his family in Hobe Sound.
As a veteran in-house counsel, Brandon knew that corporations enjoyed the advantage of convenient and efficient legal counsel from their own staff attorneys. He also saw that smaller companies, who lacked the resources to hire in-house counsel, often didn’t receive the timely, practical legal advice they needed, or were apprehensive about engaging a traditional law firm.
In January 2012, Brandon opened The Law Office of Brandon Woodward, P.A. with a different vision for his business law practice. Drawing upon his corporate background,Brandon now offers affordable, concierge-style, in-house counsel, tailored to meet the legal needs of small business owners. In addition to day-to-day legal support,Brandon’s clients rely on his expertise for commercial transactions, employment issues, litigation management, and regulatory affairs.
At Brandon’s firm, services are usually contracted on a fixed-fee basis, which allows his clients to accurately budget for their legal costs. Additionally, the fixed-fee model and smaller client base, allows Brandon the ability to spend time building a relationship with each client, gaining insight and understanding of their unique legal and business needs, and providing practical, economical, legal counsel to each one. Finally, like a traditional in-house counsel,Brandon conveniently meets with his clients at their location, rather than maintaining a central office.
For more information about The Law Office of Brandon Woodward, P.A., please visit the firm’s website at www.woodwardcounsel.com