Legal Department Inquiries

Legal inquiries made by email are always free for MBA members. There is a fee for telephone inquiries beyond the sixth call. After six, the calls are billed (once per year, in January) at $25 per call. Telephone inquiries are usually answered within 24 hours. Replies to email may take up to one week. All legal inquiry responses are provided solely for informational purposes and should not be construed as legal advice. Any legal conclusions will vary depending on individual facts and circumstances. Readers should consult professional counsel before taking any action on matters covered by such responses.

Please send your inquiries to:

Other contacts: 

Tess Rice, General Counsel and Director of Government Relations – Government Relations:
Keith Johnson, Associate Counsel: 
Tom Boswell-Healey – Consulting Clients:
Margaret Schade – Legal products and services, including manuals and regional compliance meetings: