Mark J. McGowan, Esq.
Mark J. McGowan is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University (1981) and of Stanford Law School (1984). He is devoutly dedicated to providing each selected client with personal, caring counsel, attentive accessibility, diligent performance and quality service.
On the legal side you have given my wife and me peace of mind with your diligent review and update of our Family Trust and Wills. The complexity and pit falls that await anyone without a Living Trust, Last Will and Testament, etc. can only be explained and limited by a person of your caliber.
Thank you for the extra effort you have extended on our behalf and feel free to share my feelings and opinions with whomever you choose.
Sincerely, Anthony W.
Three years ago, my wife passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. As a result, I was left with several complicated issues that needed to be addressed legally. I was referred to Mark McGowan, who I met with shortly thereafter. I was immediately impressed.
Mark listened intently, asked tough questions and was always interested in my opinion. I never felt uncomfortable or rushed in any of our meetings. His advice was spot on.
In summary, Mark pointed me in the right direction, kept me focused, and gently guided me through the most difficult time of my life.Brian S.
After carefully listening and asking more questions, Mark went into action. Over time, our situation was resolved with Mark keeping us informed both verbally and in writing every step of the way. Mark is the definition of professionalism and his explanations were clear and concise.
Hopefully we will never need an attorney again but if we do it will be comforting to return to Mark once again. Just as he said during his first meeting, he is very good at what he does! Ron and Sue S.
You may not recall this, but my wife and I are second generation clients of yours. You prepared my Mother’s updated trust documents following her move to the desert. That’s how we came to contact you. And now having completed the update of our own trust, I just want to say thanks for a great job. Also, thank you for exceeding our timeline and cost expectations! It was all good!
Happy New Year to you and Elder Mae Charles V.
Additionally, Mark’s assistant Elder Mae, is very knowledgeable and helpful.
I would certainly recommend Mark’s office to anyone who is looking for a dignified, professional, and knowledgeable law practice.
Sincerely, Marie C.
His intelligence and legal education are at the highest level, as you can tell from his Stanford University and Stanford Law School background. He is also a man of highest integrity and character. And his fees are surprisingly reasonable.
I would strongly recommend Mark’s office to anyone.
Sincerely, Nona E.
My wife and I feel that we couldn’t be in better hands. Dean F.
We appreciate the sound advice and attention to detail that you provided in the recent preparation of our estate, trust, and health related documents.
You let us express our concerns, interests, and wishes, and then explained how they could be accomplished in the most effective way. Of particular note was your emphasis on the details of estate administration and taxation minimization. Also, your inquiry technique of many “what ifs” really brought everything into focus.
Our thanks to you and also your most able, efficient and pleasant administrative assistant.
Sincerely, Howard and Monique C.
We have utilized you and your legal talents over the past 10+ years, and as this is the beginning of a new year, we wanted to say how much we appreciate your efforts. Your continued professionalism and timely approach to our issues, ranging from real estate arbitration to advice and execution of our trusts, have ensured us of peace of mind.
Thank you. Bob and Norma S.
As his co-worker I this year witnessed Mark’s working through the entire year for hundreds of tough hours above and beyond the very small amount for which he could be paid in order to protect others’ inheritance interests that included that of a five-year old beneficiary who would have otherwise been unrepresented, and whose beneficiary interests would have been otherwise jeopardized.
This was done by Mark at great personal sacrifice, in the face of retaliatory tactics and bad faith litigation, to see that Decendent’s trust terms were not ignored or trampled upon, that there be accountability, and that the right thing be done.
Hats off to Mark, who has so earned the recognition of his highly regarded peers. E. M. McClellan
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