Business law and litigation attorney advocates on your behalf.
Since 1976, Mark J. Hardcastle has been committed to providing skilled and effective legal services to clients. Mr. Hardcastle is a well-known trial attorney with more than 43 years of courtroom experience. His practice has included the representation of plaintiffs and defendants in hundreds of actions for breach of contract involving individuals, families, and nearly every industry and service in the Mid-Atlantic region. Testimony to his commitment to integrity and excellent legal representation is his AV rating, "Excellent" and "Very Ethical."
Symphony Woods Office Center
Suite 418, 5950 Symphony Woods Rd.
Columbia MD 21044
Mark J. Hardcastle will represent your interests in a wide variety of civil matters.
Trusted business allies:
If you are planning to start your own business in Maryland, or if you want to expand your current business, an experienced and knowledgeable business law attorney can help expedite the process and ensure your success. Business lawyer Mark J. Hardcastle assists individuals and businesses of all sizes with a full range of legal services, including:
-Commercial and civil litigation
-Business formation and advice
-Financial investment counseling
-Contract review and development
-Breach of contract
-Buy and sell agreements
With more than 38 years of industry experience, we are well prepared to handle business legal issues of any size or complexity. If litigation becomes necessary, we work tirelessly to defend your rights in court and provide the best possible results for your case.
Realizing your business dreams:
A focus of our firm is helping clients start their own businesses. We review your business plans and advise on issues involved in business formation and maintenance, including potential liability, corporate entity formation and tax structures. Once your business has been established, we continue to help it grow by advising on insurance coverage, investment strategies and corporate compliance issues. We also look after your best interests by finding strategies to limit your personal liability and increase your bottom line.
Helping business owners move forward:
We work closely with business owners to ensure businesses run smoothly. We often negotiate and draft contracts and buy-and-sell agreements, assist with corporate compliance measures and tax filing, and represent businesses in shareholder disputes and commercial litigation cases. We are seasoned negotiators and litigators, and know how to best represent your financial interests, successfully resolving your issues in the boardroom or the courtroom.
-Trusts and estates
-District of Columbia, 1978
-U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
-U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
-U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
-U.S. Tax Court
-U.S. Court of Federal Claims
-U.S. Supreme Court
University of Maryland, J.D.
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics
Associations & memberships:
-District of Columbia Bar
-Howard County Bar Association
-Maryland State Bar Association, Inc. (Former Vice-Chairman, -Judicial Administration Section)
-Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
Law Clerk to Chief Judge James Macgill, 5th Judicial Circuit of Maryland, 1975-1976. Of Counsel, Tillman, Shehan & Letzkus, LLC.
University of Maryland