We offer you more than just a typical law firm


Advertising & Marketing

MLD & Associates boasts of dedicated and highly qualified attorneys in the area of advertising laws. We have acted for a wide and diverse range of clients, including major advertising agencies, manufacturers, packaging corporations and government agencies on issues such as debt recovery, packaging and labelling, food and drugs Act, advertising and copy pre-clearance and more.

We provide many attractive benefits to our clients and law firms who have to review their offline ads for the broadcast media or print as well as complying with advertising law's many strict requirements. We help clients save time, money and give you peace of mind on advertising and marketing issues.


Commercial Real Estate

Residential Real Estate Closings: We represent clients in the purchase and sale of real estate, along with refinances, equity lines, or other mortgage transactions.
Commercial Real Estate Closings: Our firm assists clients with the purchase and sale of commercial real estate, including assistance with due diligence and other matters that are specific to commercial undertakings.
Developer Representation: We represent developers of real estate at all stages of development. We assist with the preparation and negotiation of the contract, completing the matters required by the contract, and closing the transaction.

Real Estate Contracts/Documents:

Our firm assist clients with preparation or review of contracts to purchase or sale of real estate, land sales contracts, leases, leases with options to purchase, or other real estate contracts. We also can prepare notes and mortgages and other documents relating to real estate.
Homeowners Associations: Our office represents homeowner's associations in general matters, including interpretation of association documents and the requirements of the association. We also help with disputes between the association and property owners, including the filing of association liens. We can assist with amendment to restrictions or master deeds.
Real Estate Litigation: We can assist with disputes over land rights and ownership, as well as contract disputes.
Succession Planning: Our Succession Planning team has extensive experience in providing expert legal advice supporting all aspects of estate planning, business succession planning and retirement planning.

Our range of services is extensive and includes:

  • Wills and enduring powers of attorney
  • Advice on estate planning for blended families
  • Probate and estate administration
  • Advice on family provision law and claims for distribution from estates
  • Retirement planning
  • Choice of structures for business and succession planning purposes, including companies, trusts and partnership arrangements
  • Protecting the assets of individuals and business partners
  • Equity and trusts
  • Guardianship and management of property law


Corporate Finance and Capital Market Matters

Mary Lawrence Dokpesi & Associates advises emerging and established businesses on all their financing needs from start-up through to public offering and beyond. Our associates are expert in all aspects of corporate finance and securities law. They are experienced in working with securities administrators and regulators throughout Nigeria and overseas.

Our Services

  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
  • Takeovers
  • Private Placements
  • Stock Exchange Listings
  • Oversea Financing
  • Mergers and Acquisitions and other Schemes of Arrangements
  • Corporate Governance and Regulatory Compliance


Family Law & Divorce

Clients involved in family law disputes need both personal and professional support through times that are highly emotional, but require calm and reasoned decision-making. The family law lawyers at MLD & ASSOCIATES. have the ability and experience to handle all of your family law needs, from the detailed management of a complex marital property dispute to the sensitive advocacy needed in an emotionally charged child custody proceeding.

We stress both litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods such as mediation in our family law practice, and represent clients in a full range of family law matters, including:

  • Adoption
  • Alimony, maintenance, or spousal support
  • Annulments
  • Child custody
  • Child kidnapping
  • Child support
  • Contempt and enforcement proceedings
  • Divorce
  • Domestic abuse
  • Guardianship
  • Legal separation
  • Marital property division
  • Mediation
  • Paternity
  • Post-judgment modification
  • Postnuptial agreements
  • Premarital and prenuptial agreements
  • Restraining orders
  • Termination of parental rights


Immigration Services

The Firm provides a wide range of immigration services. As immigration laws are subject to constant modifications by Congress, and as its interpretation and enforcement evolve due to the changing political atmosphere, the Firm continuously adjusts its services to respond in the most efficient way to the needs of the immigrant population.
As the Immigration Service intensifies the prosecution of undocumented immigrants, a significant portion of the practice is committed to deportation defense. Additionally, the attorneys represent a large number of U.S. employers and individuals in employment- and family-based immigration cases.


Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs

MLD & Associates has a distinguished involvement in Nigerian public policy, having acted for decades on behalf of governments, private sector interests and public interest organizations on a wide variety of issues. A national and multidisciplinary firm, MLD & Associates has the depth to provide multi-dimensional service to its clients, combining political and public policy insights with the ability, as required, to advise on legal and regulatory affairs in a comprehensive and strategic manner.

The firm’s government relations and regulatory affairs relationships are varied: from intensive ongoing arrangements involving a wide spectrum of services provided to numerous corporations, professional and industry associations, MLD & Associates is one of the few law firm in Nigeria with capacity to provide clients with the full range of professional services required to resolve complex matters involving sophisticated legal, public policy, political and communications variables – and the bench strength to get the job done well and on time.
Most of our lawyers have previously served in government: some in cabinet, others as senior level public servants or policy advisers. The firm has contacts at all echelons in Nigerian: Local, state and federal governments, as well as in the senior reaches of the private sector and NGO community.


Energy & Infrastructure

Our firm has qualified attorneys specializing in energy and infrastructure. They have in the past played a significant role in some energy and infrastructure transactions and litigations, and provide their comprehensive legal service across Nigeria to both National and International client.


Employment & Labour Relations

Our firm understands that success in business depends on the well-being of its work force. Our Associates can assist client to develop employment solutions that facilitate enduring relationship between employers and employees. This will help to avoid costly and protracted litigation and the associated loss of staff productivity.

Employment-related services, including:

  • Wrongful Termination
  • Discrimination (Age, Race, Religion, National Origin, Disability, Gender/Sex, Pregnancy, etc.)
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Employment Contracts / Agreements (Severance Agreements, Separation Agreements, Non-Compete Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Independent
  • Contractor Agreements)
  • Wage Claims
  • Employee Conflict and Mediation of Employment Disputes
  • Consultation on employment practices (Hiring, Terminating employment, Employee discipline)
  • Drafting employee contracts and agreements (Severance agreements, Non-compete agreements, Non-disclosure agreements, Consulting agreements)
  • Resolving employee conflict and mediating employment disputes
  • Representing employers in legal actions brought by employees
  • Preparing or reviewing handbooks and workplace policies on Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, and Pay-related issues


Criminal Law & Criminology

Our Services in this area includes:

  • Appeals
  • Bail
  • Coroners
  • Corporate Crime
  • General criminal matters
  • Criminology
  • Defences
  • Drugs related offences
  • Extradition proceedings
  • Forensics reports examination
  • Private investigation
  • Legal Aid
  • Motor vehicle related offences

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