Our Expertise

The Law Offices of Mark S. Bishop, LLC offers a surprising breadth and depth of legal knowledge and service derived from almost two decades of experience representing individuals and business owners in complex and sophisitcated legal matters. We can provide a quality of service that exceeds that offered by larger law firms and, because of our reduced overhead and increased flexibility, we can offer that level of service at a much more affordable rate.  We encourage you to contact us and explore whether our firm would be a great fit for you or your organization.     
Business and Commercial Litigation

We represent small and mid-sized businesses and their owners in a wide-variety of legal matters:

  • Breach of Contract

  • Deceptive Trade Practices

  • Trade-Secret Misappropriation

  • Enforcement of Restrictive Covenants (Non-competition and non-solicitation provisions)

  • Commercial Leases and Evictions

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty

  • Trade Name and Service Mark Infringement 

  • Accounting Disputes

  • Employment Termination

  • Shareholder Disputes and Break-ups

  • Management and Control Disputes

  • Construction Disputes

  • Mechanic's Lien Enforcement

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

We represent individuals and/or their families who seek just compensation because they have suffered profound or catastrophic personal injury or death as a result of someone else's negligence in cases including:

  • Auto and Truck Accidents

  • Auto Versus Pedestrian Accidents

  • Premises Liability (slip, trip, and fall cases)

  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

  • Traumatic Brain Injury 

  • Wrongful Death

  • Serious Medical and Dental Malpractice Cases

We represent our personal injury clients on a contingent fee basis which means you do not pay anything as a legal fee unless we recover for you. We offer a free consultatation for new clients and we offer referral fee arrangements for attorneys who refer their personal injury and wrongful death clients.

Estate, Trust, and Guardianship Litigation

We represent executors, administrators, guardians, and trustees in all aspects of probate, estate and/or trust related adminstration and litigation.  We also represent heirs and beneficiaries in claims against executors, administrators or trustees who are mismanaging the estate or trust, refusing to properly account to the heirs and beneficiaries, and who are failing to honor the expressed wishes of the deceased.

We also represent individuals and families seeking appointment of a guardian for either a minor child or a disabled adult.  

Contact us if you seek advice on proper administration of an estate or trust, or if you are an heir or beneficiary looking to ensure that you are being treated fairly and that the wishes of the deceased are being carried out as intended.

 

We're also here to help if you are trying to decide if guardianship is appropriate for a family member or loved one, or if you need trusted counsel to represent you in the process.  

Small Business Counsel

We offer advice and counsel for entreprenuers, sole-proprietors, and managers of any small business to help navigate the legal and regulatory challenges that businesses face.  We assist business owners with initial entity formation and business structure, and we also help business owners with the drafting of business management documents, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, key contracts, and employment agreements.  We also provide detailed advice on proposed agreements that can affect your business such as commercial lease agreements, dealership and distribution agreements,  licensing agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and asset-purchase agreements. 

Contact us if you would like to discuss the small business guidance and advice we can provide you at reasonable rates so that your business can continue to grow or move up to the next level.

Landlord-Tenant and Association Counsel

We represent commrecial building owners, asset management companies, and leasing companies, in the negotiation and enforcement of commercial lease agreements.  We provide tailored advice based upon the locality of the property and we are able to deliver prompt and cost-effective litigation services when necessary to evict a tenant or recover unpaid rent, utilities, CAM charges, assessments, or money for damages caused by a tenant.

 

We also represent homeowners' associaitons, condominium associations, and property management companies in the drafting, execution, and enforcement of declarations, covenants and restrictions, and association rules and regulations.  We also represent association management in lawsuits seeking to collect assessments as well as enforce restrictions and covenants against non-compliant property owners

Wills, Trusts, and
Powers of Attorney

Planning your estate has become more important than ever given the time and expense associated with the probate process required in the absence of a properly prepared estate plan.  We assist our clients in preparing the legal documents that will help them direct how their estate is to be administered while minimizing the expense and uncertainty of of the probate process.  Our services include:

  • Wills

  • Trusts

  • Powers of Attorney (Property & Health Care)

  • Essential Estate Planning Advice

  • Estate and Trust Administration

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