Corey MacDonald is the founder of Black Lion Services. He brings his unique blend of courtroom experience and boardroom savvy, which allows him to provide clients with multi-faceted counseling on highly complex legal issues, and to find solutions that may be outside of the options typically offered by strictly transactional attorneys. MacDonald began his law practice in 2005 and is admitted to the bars of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Colorado, and the 1st Circuit Federal District Court. In addition, he appears in other jurisdictions as a pro hac vice attorney.
His prior service as inside general counsel for two cutting edge multi-national footwear companies inspired his subsequent founding of Black Lion. MacDonald’s clients have included both domestic and international supply chain operators of various industries including footwear and medical supply. Black Lion also caters to the sporting and hospitality sector, and serves as General Counsel to USA Rugby Football Union, LTD, the national governing body for rugby and the United States’ Olympic rugby teams, as well as providing advice and representation to various individuals in the sporting and hospitality field.
Prior to entering the practice of law full-time, MacDonald served for over 18 years in law enforcement. His career spanned the profession from police officer to detective and then through the ranks to Deputy Chief of Police of a 115-person department. During this time, he was appointed by the United States Attorney General’s office as the Commander of the State of New Hampshire’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, a federally funded task force charged with investigating and pursuing sexual predators. His years as the Portsmouth, NH City Prosecutor handling hundreds of cases from misdemeanors to felonies involving every aspect of offense from domestic violence to manslaughter, together with his extensive experience as a civil litigator have served to provide a solid foundation for his team.
MacDonald attributes his successful practice to an understanding of people and their propensities, a keen ear for detail developed from years as an investigator, an aggressive yet respectful approach to negotiation and litigation, and a unique sense of humor – the product of over 20 years in public service. He finds problem-solving for his clients in the face of daunting challenges to be the most rewarding part of his work as an attorney.
MacDonald is a member of the Sports Lawyer’s Association, and has been featured on ESPN, Bloomberg Law, Wired with Jim Braude on NECN, Fox News, ABC 20/20, The 207 Show on NBC, and the Paul Sullivan Radio on WBZ Boston. He has been named as one of New Hampshire’s “Top 40 Under Forty” emerging leaders by the New Hampshire Union Leader and NH Business and Industry Association, and as a “Top 10 to Watch” by Seacoast Online and Catapult. In 2014, he was awarded the “Young Professional of the Year” award by New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan through the Stay Work Play initiative and Rising Stars.
When not working for his clients he enjoys fly fishing, rugby and traveling.