Christopher Clark McCauley

Christopher Clark McCauley

Practice areas:

Contracts and agreements, Corporate and incorporation, Intellectual property, Tax, Securities and investment fraud

About me

Although founded in 2015, McCauley Investment Risk & Legal Consulting has been in the works for over the past decade. McCauley brings together the good and improves on the bad that can be found at traditional law firms and CPA firms. ​

For the professional athletes, small businesses and small business owners we serve, that means we’re kicking the old nickel-and-diming, stuffy business model law firms and attorneys are known for to the curb and focusing our time on developing the type of legal experience, relationships and solutions that clients will enjoy. 

To do this, we actively work with our clients and encourage their input and ideas to create the best business and legal solutions that will help them reach with their short-term and long-term financial goals. 

We Make it Easier for You to Focus

Our legal solutions are meticulously developed for our clients. Quality, transparency, attentive and usefulness are at the core of everything we do. We put in a lot of energy into developing legal solutions for our clients so they can have just a little extra time to focus on their skills and work that helps generate revenue. 

We Love Accounting and Finance!

You might be thinking, “isn’t this a law firm?” It most certainly is, but it’s a law firm founded on using the language of business: accounting. This uncanny background comes from the hybrid-professional background of Chris McCauley, the founder of McCauley, who has spent over a decade (i) working in high-finance, technical accounting and law and (ii) structuring transactions to reach desired outcomes for businesses

From bank reconciliations to financial statements, we get business and can understand how your business model works. We believe our ability to speak the language of business turns into a massive benefit for you because we’re able to design legal solutions that work with the financial goals you’ve set for yourself and your business.

At the end of the day, your bottom line is what matters for you, your family, your employees and the communities you serve. For these reasons, your bottom line matter to us, and as a client, you’ll see .

Partners in Your Success 

With each client, we are committed to becoming a partner in their journey to success. We understand the ability to communicate might not always be necessary, but we work to make sure our clients know our doors are opened for even small asks. 

Home of the Adjust Your Legal Bill℠ Promise

We know hiring an attorney can sometimes be a risky bet. Will they be responsive? Will they provide quality work? There are a lot of questions that come up. That’s why we strive to make your legal experience comfortable by giving you the power to hold us accountable for our work product and customer service. Each one of our legal engagements is backed by our Adjust Your Legal Bill℠ promise. If you’re unhappy, and we can’t make things better, you’re free to adjust your legal bill to a rate you find acceptable (yes, even down to $0.00). 


Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info

220 2nd Ave S Ste 212
Seattle, WA, 98104-3946

Customer Reviews

We hired Chris to help with some organizational changes. We wanted to make leasehold improvements for a future subtenant, receive a sublease agreement, form an LLC with another company, enter into a new operating agreement with the other company, redo our company employee handbook and create an Excel-based annual operating budget with performance measurement tools. I think Chris’s background in accounting and finance, on top of his legal background, saved us time and money because we didn’t have to hire a CPA to help us with some finance-related aspects in our agreements and plans. He did a great job of keeping us informed on hold ups, open items and when items would be completed and returned

State Status Acquired Updated
WA Active 2015 12/17/2016
AL Authorized to practice law 2011 12/13/2016
Award name Grantor Date granted
PwC Chairman Award PricewaterhouseCoopers 2006
Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Attorney McCauley Investment Risk & Legal Consulting PLLC 2015 – Present
Technical Accounting Manager Starbucks Corporation 2016 – 2016
Sr. Financial Reporting Consulting Puget Sound Energy 2014 – 2016
President Whizkins Corporation 2013 – 2015
Attorney Balch & Bingham LLP 2012 – 2013
Attorney Presley Burton & Collier LLC 2011 – 2012
Legal Intern Dinsmore & Shohl 2010 – 2010
Legal Intern Presley Burton & Collier LLC 2010 – 2010
Legal Intern Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz 2009 – 2009
Legal Intern Presley Burton & Collier LLC 2009 – 2009
Sr. SEC Reporting Analyst SPX Corporation 2007 – 2008
Associate PricewaterhouseCoopers 2005 – 2007
Association name Position name Duration
Impact Hub Member 2016 – Present
Washington State Bar Association Member 2015 – Present
American Bar Association Member 2015 – Present
Alabama State Bar Member 2011 – Present
National Eagle Scout Association Member 2001 – Present
School name Major Degree Graduated
Vanderbilt University Law School Law JD – Juris Doctor 2011
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Accounting MS – Master of Science 2005
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Finance BS – Bachelor of Science 2004
Speaking engagements
Conference name Title Date
Controller’s Meeting New Revenue Recognition Rules and Its Impact 2015
TechShop SF Education The Basic of Starting a Business: 2014

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