Vincent R. McDonough

Vince joined Anderson Hostnik PLLC as Of Counsel on April 1, 2016.  He began his career as a prosecutor in Boston, Massachusetts as a member of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.  Vince tried hundreds of cases as an Assistant District Attorney, and argued dozens of appeals, many of which resulted in reported opinions.  He also drafted and executed search warrants and investigated and prosecuted homicides.  Vince entered private practice as a securities litigator.  Later he joined the legal department at Mellon Financial Corporation (Mellon) as Senior Counsel.  There he counseled many Mellon investment adviser subsidiaries concerning regulations, transactions, corporate governance and human resource issues.  While at Mellon, Vince helped create a new investment adviser subsidiary and staffed it through a “lift-out” of a competitor’s investment management team.  He then joined the new adviser, Mellon Growth Advisors LLC, as Director of Administration and Operations.

Vince came to the Pacific Northwest in 2004, when he joined Prime Advisors, Inc. as General Counsel, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Compliance Officer.  He spent nearly nine years helping lead Prime’s growth from an entrepreneurial operation to a large and sophisticated investment management firm.  Vince founded the McDonough Group LLC, a business exit planning consulting firm, shortly after leaving Prime.  The McDonough Group focused on helping business owners ready themselves for successful business and personal transitions.  Today, Vince educates other lawyers about exit planning; and he brings this new dimension to Anderson Hostnik’s counseling of its corporate/business clients, as well as its probate, trust & estate clients.  In addition to those practice areas, Vince also counsels clients on Indian law/Native American law, personal injury, employment and criminal law.

Vince holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the College of the Holy Cross and earned his JD from Suffolk University Law School.  He clerked for the Honorable Edward F. Harrington of the United States District Court (D. Mass.).  He is admitted to the Washington and Massachusetts bars; and is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA).

Vince is devoted to his two children, and when not spending time with them, he may be found hiking one of Washington’s many spectacular trails, baking bread, traveling or reading.