Large-firm capability meets small-firm sensibility.
We are a law firm founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Our attorneys have guided numerous companies to multi-million and even multi-billion dollar exits. Block & McNeill provides its clients with the expertise and sophistication they expect from much larger firms, with the responsiveness and high level of hands-on service that our boutique platform allows.
Our Core Practice Areas
From multi-million-dollar asset purchases to multi-billion-dollar sales transactions, Block & McNeill is an experienced and trusted firm for any M&A transaction. We have deep and considerable experience in building and positioning companies to realize the maximum return on a liquidity event.
Block & McNeill’s attorneys have a long history of building startup companies, and guiding them through the finance process in order to build the proper foundations for growth and success and to capitalize on a liquidity event.
Offering general counsel services nationwide, we provide our clients with rapid responses, competitive pricing and proactive representation.
Meet Our Experienced Partners
With more than 40 years of legal experience, Steve has an established legacy in practicing law in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and finance law.
Chris is a trusted partner to his clients for their legal needs relating to startup and finance, mergers and acquisitions, and outside general counsel services.
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What Our Clients Are Saying.
"Integrity, loyalty, speed and accuracy come to mind when I think of the professionals at Block & McNeill. I’ve worked with dozens of lawyers over my personal and business career and I choose Steve on my largest projects. His ability to untangle complicated legal matters in order to get to the heart is a really unique characteristic, and one every entrepreneur or business executive desires. Steve helped me set up AveXis from day one, starting with formation documents, negotiating and drafting clinical trial research agreements and several licensing agreements as well as holding my hand during AveXis’ four private capital raises and through the pre-IPO phase. Eventually our little company received FDA approval on a novel gene therapy product and was purchased for $9 billion dollars by a large pharma. I’ve thanked Steve and Chris and the team at Block & McNeill for creating such a sound foundation and providing expert guidance all along the way.”
“For over 15 years, we have completed numerous start-ups, acquisitions, mergers, and financings across a full spectrum of industries. While the differences in each transaction were many, the one constant was the great representation of Block & McNeill - a firm that is fast, smart, and fair. We are proud to have them on our team.”
“Chris McNeill has been the single most important advisor I have had during my career. Pairing toughness and wisdom with strong morals is a rare combination for attorneys, and Chris has that skill set.”
“My name is David Kiger and I am the founder of Worldwide Express. We are a $1.8 billion transportation company with 100,000 plus customers in the US. I also have several private equity investments in a wide range of companies. I have used Block & McNeill extensively for matters large and small encompassing private equity transactions, employment agreements, partnership advice and tax issues. I have always found them to be incredibly professional and responsive. They're one of the few law firms I've used that truly understands law from the entrepreneur’s perspective. I can recommend them without hesitation and will continue to use them as long as I have business dealings.”
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Block Garden & McNeill oversees the purchase of one of the largest nationwide home healthcare companies in the United States and subsequent $25.0 million sale of such company to a large Savannah, Georgia-based hospital corporation
Block Garden & McNeill supports initial capitalization and all rounds of private financings and IPO of broadcast.com.
Block Garden & McNeill helps San Antonio-based medical device manufacturer complete several rounds of financing.