Mark Shipow is a 1979 graduate of UCLA Law School, having received his B.A. from that institution in 1976. Mr. Shipow spent the first 27 years of his career as a commercial litigation attorney in major law firms, most recently as a partner in the L.A. office of Holland & Knight. He continues to practice in the area of commercial litigation, including matters involving shareholder and partner disputes, intellectual property, real estate disputes, contracts and healthcare industry issues.
Mr. Shipow has had a diverse litigation practice in U.S. District Courts and California Superior Courts, including matters involving shareholder and partner disputes, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, copyrights, patents, real estate disputes, healthcare issues, dealer and employee terminations, contracts, banking, bankruptcy and government procurement. He has briefed and argued cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits and the California District Court of Appeal. He has extensive alternative dispute resolution experience, handling numerous mediations and arbitrations and direct settlement negotiations with opposing counsel. Mr. Shipow takes pride in developing strategies to get clients out of litigation sooner rather than later. Mr. Shipow has been responsible for cases ranging from typical contract actions involving modest amounts to complicated trade secret, joint venture, partner/shareholder and real estate matters in which millions of dollars are at stake. He has extensive experience representing international clients in U.S. litigation. In this connection, he has been involved in litigation over service of process, personal jurisdiction, enforcement of foreign judgments, and related issues. He has significant expertise conducting and defending depositions in Japan, Taiwan and Korea and handling translations of documents and interpretation of testimony.