Overview

B. MacPaul (Mac) Stanfield has represented commercial real estate lenders and business clients since he arrived at Whitfield & Eddy. He is highly regarded for his experience and facilitating an efficient closing process. 

Mac is adept at handling multiple transactions from commitment through closing with dedication to client procedures, regular communication, and supporting a positive closing experience for all parties.

Experience

Experience

Work Experience:

  • Chair, Whitfield & Eddy Law Professional Recruitment Committee, 2016—present
  • Member Attorney, Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C., 2009—present
  • Associate Attorney, Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C., 2002—2009
  • Associate Attorney, Palmer & Dodge, LLP, 2001—2002

Professional Activities and Affiliations:

  • Lincoln Inne of Court
  • American Bar Association (Sections: Business Law; Real Property, Probate & Trust Law)
  • Iowa State Bar Association (Chair: e-Commerce Section, 2006—2007; Sections: Business Law; Real Estate & Title Law)  
  • Polk County Bar Association

News & Events

Honors & Recognitions

Honors & Recognitions

  • Selected for inclusion in the Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) section of The Best Lawyers in America (2016—18)

Cases Presentations & Publications

Cases Presentations & Publications

Selected Publications, Presentations and Teaching Appointments:

  • Presenter, “Iowa Film Making and the Law: An Orientation to Common Legal Issues – Starting a Company and Paying Taxes,” The Iowa Film Maker Series, presented by The Iowa Scriptwriters Alliance, the Iowa Motion Picture Association and the Iowa Film Office, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Co-presenter, “Common Misconceptions in Human Resources in Iowa,” Lorman Education Services, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Presenter, “Iowa Film Making and the Law: An Orientation to Common Legal Issues,” sponsored by the Iowa Scriptwriters Alliance, the Iowa Motion Picture Association and the Iowa Film Office, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Presenter, “How to Preserve Your Assets and Pass On Your Business: Legal Questions,” Association of General Contractors Annual Convention
  • Presenter, “Preparing the Plank: Recent Litigation Strategies for Internet Piracy and Infringement Disputes; Induce Act Proposal,” e-Commerce and International Law Sections Seminar sponsored by the Iowa State Bar Association
  • Author, “Waiter! There’s a Patent in My Trademark!: Distinguishing Intellectual Property Law for the Defense Lawyer,” Defense Update
  • Adjunct Professor, “The Law in Cyberspace,” Drake University Law School
  • Presenter, “Real Privacy Laws for Real People: Their Impact on Your Client,” e-Commerce Seminar sponsored by the Iowa State Bar Association
  • Co-author, “Internet Publishing from the Publisher’s Perspective,” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • Author, “Finding the Fact of Familiarity: Assessing Judicial Similarity Tests in Copyright Infringement Actions,” Drake Law Review

Education

Drake University Law School, J.D., 2001, with highest honors

  • Dwight D. Opperman Scholar, 1998—2001
  • Research Editor, Drake Law Review, 2000—2001

University of Washington, M.A., 1998

University of Massachusetts-Boston, B.A., 1995, summa cum laude

  • Recipient: John F. Kennedy Award for Academic Excellence and Public Service

Admissions

  • Iowa
    U.S. District Court - Southern District of Iowa
    U.S. District Court - Northern District of Iowa
    U.S. Court of Appeals - Eighth Circuit
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