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McCauley Knutsen: Legal Solutions for Business

McCauley Knutsen

McCauley Knutsen ('MK') is a law business which understands the needs of business owners.   The firm specializes in entrepreneurial, privately held small and mid-size businesses.   With its offices in Oceanside California, MK supplies growing companies with the quality and expertise of a large law firm without the large firm's bureaucracy and inefficiency.

The owners of MK, John McCauley and Craig Knutsen, have a combined 60 years experience in business, real estate, employment, commercial and tax law.   MK's clients are in the business of manufacturing, distribution, technology, internet, professional services, contractors and real estate.



  1. Experienced Attorneys.   The two MK lawyers have over 60 years combined experience in handling business matters. Your matter will not be handed off to a young attorney who needs to be educated at the your expense. One lawyer has extensive litigation experience and knows what it takes to resolve disputes and anticipate issues in drafting legal documents in order to stay out of the courtroom. The other lawyer uses his masters of law degree in taxation to help minimize the tax impact of business transactions.
  2. Knowledge of Your Business.   MK wants to know your business, its opportunities and challenges. We do that in part, by providing free of charge, one hour annual consultations and annual updates of your corporate or LLC minutes.
  3. Reliable Estimates and Fixed Fees.   With its wide range of experience in handling commercial transaction and business issues, MK can provide reliable estimates of its legal fees in handling a transaction. Often, MK can throw away the clock and bill for its services on a fixed fee basis. Once the fee is agreed upon, MK assumes the risk that the project will take longer than expected to complete.
  4. Lower Cost.   MK is sensitive to the high cost of legal services and it has kept its billing rates far below the hourly rates charged by the attorneys at larger firms. You will not be required to pay for a team of young associates and paralegals to work on your project. We work to avoid unpleasant surprises for the client on our legal bills.
  5. Personal Relationships.   MK believes that effective representation involves developing a long term trust relationship and a friendship with its business clients. We are concerned not only with the success of the business but also with the individuals who work in the business.
  6. Understandable Advice.   MK works to eliminate client confusion. It is our firm goal to promote your understanding of the legal documents through the use of executive summaries, written in simple, straight-forward English, that highlight and explain the contents of the legal documents prepared for you.