Firm Overview

Having the right attorney at the right time can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Having a law firm that understands your needs is essential. Shanahan McDougal values its client relationships, is relentless in the pursuit of client goals, and has lawyers that pride themselves on being as tough as they are smart.

In today’s business environment, clients need a firm that has relationships, experience, and credibility. These are qualities that define Shanahan McDougal. While Shanahan McDougal is best known for its litigation successes, the firm also represents companies and individuals in a variety of non-litigation matters. Shanahan McDougal has extensive experience handling complex business litigation of all kinds, both as plaintiffs and defendants. Additionally, the firm regularly handles all types of civil litigation in state and federal courts. In non-litigation matters, Shanahan McDougal provides business advice, strategy and guidance to small and medium size businesses and offers its clients Will preparation along with Trust and Estate services.

At Shanahan McDougal, no case is too big or too small. Given its boutique nature, the firm has the ability to design flexible and creative fee compensation agreements targeted to the client’s circumstances. At Shanahan McDougal, serving the client’s needs is the number one priority.


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Reef C. Ivey 1943-2009

Reef Challance Ivey, II, went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 5, 2009, after a long and heroic battle with cancer. At his death, he was at home surrounded by his loving family.

Reef was born on January 26, l943, in Wadesboro, NC, to Ethel Rivers Ivey and Reef Challance Ivey. He grew up in Lumberton, where he became an Eagle Scout and was named “outstanding athlete of the year” at Lumberton High School.

Reef was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, but chose to attend N.C. State University, graduating in l965 with a degree in experimental statistics. From there he went on to Law School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating in l968. Reef was licensed to practice law in North Carolina, New York, Illinois, and Oklahoma…

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