Josh McClatchey

For more than a decade, Josh has honed his skills as a commercial lawyer – both in litigation and transactions – by serving as de facto general counsel for businesses of all sizes. By learning the ins and outs of his clients various enterprises, Josh has developed a very particular set of skills over his long career.  These skills allow Josh a benefit to bring a refined skillset to assist his clients in a wide variety of disputes.

Josh has a breadth of experience, from relatively smaller business disagreements to representing business owners in multi-million dollar disputes, including contract breaches, corporate divorce, collections and enforcement of large commercial judgments. On the transactional side, Josh’s notable experience includes sales and purchases of multi-million dollar businesses, corporate restructuring, distribution agreements, and licensing agreements.

Josh’s experience also includes critical assistance with the ins-and-outs of the daily operations of several successful businesses, and his involvement in such instances have been invaluable to many of his long-standing clients.  When Josh joined the Firm, he brought with him the knowledge and experience he has gained from working with business owners throughout the Valley and in other states across the country, as well as his personal commitment to helping his clients grow and prosper.

Josh graduated with Distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law.  Afterwards he served as a Law Clerk to Justice (Ret.) James H. Carter of the Iowa Supreme Court. Josh has also taught Contracts II as an adjunct professor at the Phoenix School of Law, as well as Business Law at the Des Moines Area Community College. Josh is also involved in the Active Phoenix 20-30 Club, an organization that raises money to benefit various children’s charities in the Valley.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of judgment creditor client setting aside judgment debtor’s multi-tiered fraudulent commercial real estate transfers.
  • Negotiated, drafted and revised innumerable agreements related to clients’ regular operations, including purchase, customer, vendor, distributor and licensing agreements.
  • Lead counsel in numerous multi-million dollar transactions involving sale or acquisition of businesses and related real estate in variety of service, manufacturing and retail industries.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of judgment creditor client setting aside judgment debtor’s multi-tiered fraudulent commercial real estate transfers.
  • Lead counsel on successful prosecution of rogue key former employees attempting to usurp client’s customers and assets and misappropriate trade secrets, ultimately retrieving assets, obtaining lengthy restriction on competition and monetary compensation settlement award.
  • Obtained judgment for executive-level employee against former employer for wrongly withheld compensation.
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