Business Litigation Trial Attorney

Special Expertise in Contract Law

Astute Business Counsel

Mark J. McGowan, Esq.

Mark J. 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.

We had never been in a situation where we absolutely needed an attorney. But the time came when we did. Mark was recommended to us by work associates. From the very beginning at our first meeting, after listening to our explanations, Mark put us at ease with the words, “I want you to set your worries aside, I do this every day and I’m very good at what I do.” Those confidently spoken words did calm our concerns. 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.

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Business Law Attorney, Mark J. McGowan

An experienced business litigation trial attorney who offers insightful business counsel, Mark J. 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 Masters Award winner serval years, 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.


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Schedule your free consultation with attorney Mark J. McGowan today by calling our Palm Desert offices 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.

Proudly serving the Coachella Valley communities of 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.