Welcome to GARFINKEL LAW Business Law and Litigation in WV, MD and WDC

The Dark Side of Entrepreneurialism

Avoid partnership disputes.  A good operating, shareholder or partnership agreement coupled with a compensation agreement will set expectations.  Never sign organizational documents without a careful review. If things still go awry, Garfinkel Law can help you understand your options and find the leverage you need - whether you settle or fight.

About Us

Mark A. Garfinkel, Esq.


 Our founding partner, Mark Garfinkel is admitted to practice in WDC, Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.  Mark has been General Counsel of a number of private companies as well as GC of the USG's Overseas Private Investment Corporation  in WDC (www.OPIC.gov). He has 30 years of deal making experience and has owned and operated his own businesses.  For more information, see  Mark's Bio

Business Law and Litigation


 We are a  general business and commercial law and litigation firm that serves both international and domestic clients. We help small and mid-size companies grow without risk.    We handle a wide range of business, transactional, corporate and employment matters, and also provide representation in injury and negligence cases.  See our Practice Areas. We offer big firm quality and service at reasonable prices.  To us, every client matters. 

Advisory Services


Mark regularly provides strategic business advisory services to founders, executives and investors.  Mark can provide you with risk mitigating options for structuring complex transactions and projects; resolving partnership and business disputes; and dealing with corporate governance or regulatory compliance issues.   Reach out to him on Advisory Cloud or contact him through this website. Solving business problems takes legal expertise, business experience and creativity!




Legal decisions have tax consequences.  Mark works closely with BTM CPA, PLLC.   BTM's relationship based practice includes the full range of accounting and tax services as well as business consulting and management services, estate planning, employee benefit plans and litigation support.  Mark provides legal services for many of BTM's clients in Maryland and in their West Virginia locations.  For more information about BTM see http://www.closecpa.com

Contact Us



Our two offices are located about an hour outside the WDC metro area, in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia and in Hagerstown, Maryland.  We are approximately 30 minutes from Frederick, MD and Martinsburg, WV.  Call or email Mark for an appointment or consultation.  See  below for office addresses and directions.

General Counsel Services


 As outsourced part-time general counsel, Mark operates as a member of your business management team, rendering strategic legal advice, handling litigation and transactional matters, and servicing your day-to-day legal needs.  It takes years of experience to know how to manage the complex array of often high risk legal matters that arise in various industries.  Mark has that experience. 

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Please email or call Mark at (240) 603-5673  if you have questions or want to set up an appointment.  If you are wanting to set up a  consultation you can also use this form. 


418 North Potomac Street, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740,

1680 Valley Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411