Loreal McDonald

Loreal McDonald is Of Counsel to the Firm and focuses her work on complex commercial and civil litigation, including matters concerning corporate disputes, intellectual properties infringements and misappropriations and entertainment contract conflicts. Loreal also assists with many of the firm’s complex commercial tort claims and personal injury matters, particularly those involving defective automobile manufacturing and airbag deployment claims.

Her diverse experience includes service as a corporate and securities/private equity associate with a large, full-service law firm in New York City, where she was involved in representation of Fortune 50 and Fortune 100 companies and provided counsel to investment funds on complex investments, capital markets and financial services matters. In that capacity, she was also involved in representation of both sponsors and investors in connection with ongoing management of international and domestic private investment funds, including hedge funds, venture capital funds private equity funds and funds-of-funds.

She also obtained broad experience in advising investment funds regarding compliance with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules that apply to fund operation. Within that same setting, Loreal was also involved in representation of media and entertainment clients concerning a full range of legal services relating to mergers and acquisitions, financings and intellectual properties. In that capacity, she was additionally involved in providing counsel to a broad spectrum of corporations, joint ventures and individuals.

Loreal attended Howard University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Political Science and attended Howard University School of Law, where she earned a Juris Doctor with honors. She is a member of the Maryland Bar Association, National Bar Association, Martin County Bar Association (Associate Member), International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL), Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA), and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Loreal served as a judicial intern for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, while studying at the Howard University School of Law. She served as an intern for the United States Trade Representative and a seated senator from New York while earning her Bachelor’s degree at Howard University.

Recognized in 2018 by Legacy Magazine as one of South Florida’s “Most Influential and Prominent Women in Business and Industry,” Loreal is a frequent participant in charitable and community-based programs involving education, technology and business. When she is not practicing law, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, cooking, baking and boating.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Maryland Bar Association
  • Superior Court of the State of California County of Los Angeles (Pro Hac Vice)
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Pro Hac Vice)
  • US District Court Eastern District of Missouri-Southeastern Division (Pro Hac Vice)

Testimonials

  • Everything was handled so well and felt so easy, although I know it’s not an easy process. From the very beginning Ricky gave me everything I needed with regards to insurance information and getting help from a chiropractor. Ricky made it a point to check in on me periodically and keep me posted on the progress of the case. I was very happy with the resolution. When anyone asks me if I know a lawyer I give them Ricky’s name. Thank you so much!

    Cassandra N.
  • I heard about Ricky through a friend. When I first got his number, I called right away and he was very helpful the whole time. If I had to give him a rating from 1 to 100, I would give him 100! Rick was very respectful, someone that is easy to talk to and relate to. I didn’t have to call, he always kept me informed and everything was right on. I highly recommend him. I feel grateful.

    Temecia O.
  • I was referred to Ricky Armand through a mutual acquaintance. I was overly happy with the resolution. Ricky was always easy to reach and he answered all my questions. As far as the case, I feel it was handled very well. I would definitely refer him to someone else, it was high quality work. I can’t think of anything that could have been improved upon. Ricky and everyone at the firm treated me top rate right from the start.

    Ralph B.
  • I chose the firm, and to work with Ricky in particular because I wanted someone with integrity, character and good standing in the community. I wanted to know that I could trust them and believe that they had my best interest at hand.  They performed above my expectations in all areas.  I felt that their consultations with me went beyond being a client and more like a family member.  The communication was frequent, and it was clear to me that they cared about justice and helping me during this very difficult circumstance.  I highly recommend Ricky, he did everything possible for my case, and I was very happy with the resolution.

    Cameron T.
  • Ricky Armand represented me. From the very beginning Ricky showed he was very professional, asking me all of the questions about the case to get a very clear picture. He helped me understand my options and kept me informed all the time. He would call or text me whenever there was an update, and if he was busy when I called, he would get back to me right away. I was very happy with the resolution and how Ricky handled everything from dealing with the insurance company to the results he was able to negotiate. I would highly recommend Ricky to anyone else that needs legal representation.

    Michael B.
  • Nick Voglio was great. He was wonderful. He got to the point and got the job done.

    Anonymous
  • Nick Voglio was quite wonderful. Every time I spoke with him he made sure I understood what was going on with my case. He was very pleasant.

    Veronica O.
  • Ricky's enthusiasm, passion, and level professionalism were second to none. What I love about the entire office is that it exudes a level of Excellence that I have not experienced before. I highly recommend Ricky and the firm to anyone, and 100% valid in my experience, more than words can express. Sometimes you don't see all the hard work behind the scenes and only see the end result, but Ricky shared with me case law and everything he had to file to get the results he did. He went above and beyond and provided full disclosure, I truly got everything I could ask for from my attorney and believe that to get the settlement he did, Ricky managed to squeeze lemonade out of a rotten apple. I hope I don't need any other attorney, but if I do, I will call Ricky and refer him, which is a big deal for me because I take referrals very seriously since my name is also on it.

    Emmanual B.
  • At a point when perhaps the most significant event in my life happened (a life altering crash that left me permanently injured and completely vulnerable), I could not have been in better hands personally, emotionally, mentally and legally than with the help of Nick Voglio and the team at Willie Gary Law. When you are literally on your back with no idea what happened and what is going to happen next in your life and have tremendous anxiety and concerns about your current and future injuries, overall health, mental state, legal position and financial life, there is no better team to depend on.

    Jeff S.
  • Nicholas J. Voglio was so very helpful to my daughter and I. Mr. Voglio not only showed compassion but I believe he truly cared about our feelings and outcome of our case. I also know that the staff, especially Samantha made us feel like family and that is so important.

    Patricia S.

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