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—   INBLF Fourteenth Annual Meeting and Black Tie Event – San Francisco, California October 19th – 22nd, 2017 Are you ready to leave your heart in San Francisco?  We hope…

INBLF Supreme Court event featured in the National Law Journal

NLJ Article on INBLF’s Supreme Court dinner On October 10, 2014, about 200 INBLF members and guests convened in the Great Hall of the United States Supreme Court for the…

INBLF Annual Meetings and Black Tie Dinners

Thirteenth Annual Meeting and Black-Tie Dinner Chicago, Illinois September 15-18, 2016 Hosted by the Chicago Chapter   Twelfth Annual Meeting and Black-Tie Dinner Miami, Florida October 15-18, 2015 Hosted by…

INBLF European Summits

Ninth Annual INBLF European Summit Lisbon, Portugal May 25 – 28, 2017 Hosted by Coelho Ribeiro & Partners Associados                      …

INBLF Awards and Recognitions

The INBLF remembers the contributions of past leaders and recognizes the contributions of present members through its Memorial Awards. Alberto Lasheras Shine Memorial Award – Presented in loving memory of…

INBLF Asian Summits

Seventh Annual Asian-Pacific Summit Guangzhou, China – March 31st – April 2, 2017 Hosted by Robertsons                         Sixth Annual…

INBLF in the News

  INBLF press release – SelectUSA Summit June 2017   INBLF press release – SelectUSA Summit June 2016 INBLF in the New York Times INBLF in IP Law 360 INBLF…

INBLF Member Publications

James M. Mulcahy Mulcahy LLP Irvine, California Articles:  Ninth Circuit Dismisses Robinson-Patman and Sherman Act Claims, Stating: “We Must Return This Capitalist Rumble to The Forum Where it Belongs: The…

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  • McLaren & Lee is a statewide practice concentrated in complex marital and family law litigation, as well as alternative dispute resolution.


    • University of South Carolina, B.A., J.D. • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, National (President, 2014-2015; President-Elect 2013-2014; First Vice President, 2012- 2013; Vice President, 2008-2012; Secretary 2007; Executive Committee, 2007-2014; Board of Governors, 2005-2006; Board of Directors, AAML Foundation, 2007-2012; Special Advisor, AAML Foundation, 2013-2014). • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, National (Chair/Member, Law Office Management Committee, 2005-2012; Member, Admissions Procedures Committee, 2004-2007; Co-Chair/Member, Website Committee, 2005-2012; CLE Chair, 2010-2011; Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2006-2007; Member, ALI Commission, 2006-2007; Member, Best Practices Committee, 2008-2011; AAML Sales and Marketing Committee, 2007-2008; Member, Executive Committee Sponsorship, 2008; Chair/Member, Nominating Committee, 2008-2009, 2013/14; Chair/Member, Policies Committee, 2011-2013; Member, Post-Nuptial and Cohabitation Agreements Committee, 2011-2013; Chair/Member, Strategic Plan Implementation Committee, 2011-2014; Member, Social Media Committee, 2011-2012; Member, Webinar Committee, 2011-2012; Chair/Member, AAML/ABA FLS, 2012-2014; Co-Chair, Council of Committee Chairs, 2012-2013; Chair/Member, Publications Review Committee, 2012-2014; Chair/Member, Contracts Committee, 2012-2014; Policy Publication Committee, 2013-2014; Website and Technology Committee Liaison, 2013-2014; Chair, National Admissions Board of Examiners, 2013-2014). • South Carolina Chapter, AAML (President, 2001-2002; President-Elect, 1999-2000; Vice President, 1997-1998; National Delegate to Board of Governors, 2005-2006) • Certified Matrimonial Mediator Trained, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1995 • Certified Family Court Mediator, South Carolina Bar and Dispute Resolution Services, 1995 • Certified Matrimonial Arbitrator Trained, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2000 • Named, 2007 Fellow of the Year, AAML • Named, "The Best Lawyers in America", Family Law designation, 1993 through 2015 Editions. • Named, South Carolina "Super Lawyers", 2008-2014. • Named, Legal Elite of the Midlands, "Columbia Business Monthly", 2013-2014. • Named, Legal Elite, "Greater Columbia Business Monthly", 2011-2012. • Supreme Court Appointee, "South Carolina Symposium-Families in Court," sponsored by National Association of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, 1991. • Lecturer, New Family Court Judges Orientation School, 2004-2005. • Contributing Author: South Carolina Equitable Appointment Act, §20-7-461, et seq and South Carolina Alimony Statute, §20-3-130 et seq, S.C. Code of Laws; South Carolina Family Court Handbook, First Edition, 1992, 1993 and 1996 Editions. • Speaker: Various Family Law Topics, South Carolina Bar; South Carolina Trial Lawyers Annual Conventions and Mandatory Judicial Continuing Legal Education Seminars sponsored by South Carolina Bar; State Bar of Arizona; American Bar Association and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. • South Carolina Bar, Family Law Section (Chair, 1991-92; Chair-Elect,1990-91; Secretary, 1989-90; Section Delegate, 1995-96; Council, 1988-95). • South Carolina Bar, Practice and Procedure Committee (Chair, Family Law Sub-Committee, 1989-1995; Chair, Sub- Committee on Jurisdiction in the Family Courts, 1979-80). • South Carolina Bar, Lawyer-Accountant Relationship Committee (Chair, 1998-99). • South Carolina Association for Justice (formerly SC Trial Lawyers Association), Family Law Section (Co-Chair, Family Court Judicial Liaison, 1983-1986; Chair, 1983-84; Vice-Chair, 1982-83; Secretary, 1981-82; Treasurer,1980-81). • Received "AV designation from "Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory." • McLaren & Lee, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2009-2014.