Law Office of Mark A. Garfinkel, Esq.

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Mark A. Garfinkel, Esq.

Mark is a business and transactional attorney who has represented entrepreneurs, startups, businesses, investors, and NGOs for 30years. He has been General Counsel to several domestic and international companies, and has a personal business background in construction, retail, real estate, USG contracts and information technology.  Previously, Mark was the General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and Chief of Staff of the U.S. International Trade Commission.  Mark has been a project manager on a number of USG government contracts, and he is an experienced mediator.

After practicing law in Washington, DC for over 25 years, he and his family moved to Berkeley Springs, WV, Mark now works closely with business clients in the Panhandle, Maryland, Washington, DC and elsewhere, often functioning as their part-time in-house general counsel.  In that capacity he handles a variety of matters including business transactions and disputes, contracts, vendor relationships, litigation, intellectual property protection (IP), employment and real estate.  His international practice focuses on structuring and financing overseas projects, commercial transactions, IP protection and commercial mediation.  See the 'Practice Areas' tab for a full list.   Working with Mark, you get personal service, reasonable rates, and the equivalent of big firm experience. Helping emerging companies grow without risk is his passion.

Call Mark for a free consultation at 240-603-5673

Admitted in Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC



University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas;  JD, May 1987; 

Masters of Science in Social Work, University of Texas; MSSW 1982, with focus on counseling and management. 





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