Business Litigation Attorney

Special Expertise in Contract Law

Astute Business Counsel

Mark J. McGowan, Esq.

Mark McGowan is here to help your business ventures not only succeed but flourish, even in the face of adversity. He 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.

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    Business Law Attorney, Mark J. McGowan

    An experienced business litigation trial attorney who offers insightful business counsel, Mark McGowan protects your business & its assets every step of the way

    Businesses face a host of challenges and business owners often find themselves understandably frustrated or confounded by our complex legal system. The Law Offices of Mark J. McGowan, P.C., handles a wide variety of business litigation cases and provides clear counsel amidst the panoply of business situations. As a business owner, you can often protect yourself from unseen legal problems by hiring an experienced business attorney to help your business grow throughout the years, and to represent you, should larger disputes arise. Attorney Mark McGowan is available to assist you with a wide range of business law matters, from decisive business counsel to business litigation and trial representation on your behalf.

    Business Law Services

    We look forward to assisting you with a wide range of business law matters, including:

    • Business disputes (between contracting parties, partners, vendors, competitors)
    • General legal advice for businesses
    • Labor Law / Employment Law (pay disputes, wrongful termination, sexual harassment claims, etc.)
    • Drafting and review of contracts (employment contracts, agency contracts, non-compete agreements, etc.)
    • Trademarks and copyrights
    • Business formation (LLCs, joint ventures, partnerships, corporations)
    • Purchase, sale or transfer of a business
    • Business operations counsel on matters such as stock issuance, corporate minutes, regulatory compliance, and annual filings
    • Contract disputes and breach of contract cases
    • Collection of debts
    • Insurance coverage and negotiation of claims

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    Business Disputes and Litigation

    The Law Offices of Mark J. McGowan, P.C., has built a trusted reputation for helping businesses successfully navigate through commercial litigation and disputes. When you choose The Law Offices of Mark J. McGowan, P.C., as your law firm, Attorney McGowan will take the time to appreciate your business challenges and protect against threats to your growing success. As his goal is to resolve disputes as effectively and efficiently as possible, Mark McGowan regularly engages in alternative dispute resolution such as mediation or arbitration in situations involving:

    • Breach of contract
    • Business transactions
    • Fraud or unfair business practices
    • Partnership and shareholder disputes
    • Franchise and licensing disputes
    • Business dissolution

    Mr. McGowan serves as a mediator for our local Civil Court every month.

    When alternative avenues of dispute resolution do not get results, he is prepared to skillfully and aggressively prosecute or defend your interests in court.

    Securities Litigation and Investments Counsel

    Since 1987 Mark has served valued clients as a financial consultant, first at Paine Webber where he was awarded Rookie of the Year as well as Best in the West Honors for highest production level among first-year brokers throughout the Western United States, ultimately reaching the position of Vice President — Investments. In 1994 he was recruited by Merrill Lynch where he was a perennial Masters Award winner, and in 2001 he continued exceptional service to his premier clients at LPL Financial, the nation’s leading independent source for financial services, all the while primarily practicing law.

    Since 2020 Mark has gone fully independent, no longer beholden to any investment firm, providing his decades of legal expertise to protect your investment portfolio from fraud, misrepresentation, excessive charges and churning.

    Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation

    at 760-340-3332

    Mark McGowan is dedicated to remaining readily available to his clientele, personally maintaining active, timely, cost-effective communication with you. He is here to help your business ventures not only succeed but flourish, even in the face of adversity.

    I hired Mark to draft a business agreement. He came highly recommended by my CPA. Mark did excellent work and importantly he completed the work very promptly to meet my needs. I recommend him highly.

    Bob S.


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    Call now for your free consultation by reaching us at 760-340-3332, or inquire by email with a brief summary of your situation, issue or question.

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    Visit Our Palm Desert Office

    72-630 Fred Waring, Suite 201
    Palm Desert, CA 92260

    Located on west side of Fred Waring between Monterey and Hwy 111. Look for our signs on any side of the building, and take the elevator to the second floor. We look forward to meeting you.

    I needed to set up an S corporation and just happened to find Mark on Google. Mark was thorough and explained everything well. He was able to get me all set up. I’ll certainly recommend him to my friends.

    Koff S.

    I would not hesitate to recommend Attorney Mark McGowan. I hired him regarding an employment matter, and found him very professional, responsive and a very effective communicator. He helped me solve my problem quickly and efficiently.

    Keri T.

    Proudly serving the Coachella Valley communities

    Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Bermuda Dunes, Desert Hot Springs, Thousand Palms, Coachella, Thermal, and beyond since 1987. El abogado habla español.