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Business and Estate Law Practice

Mark J. Guay, PC is a member of the Green Business Network™ Leadership Forum and is the only Massachusetts law firm that is a Green America approved business.

At the Newburyport, Massachusetts, law firm of Mark J. Guay, P.C., we believe a business strategy is a statement of goals and the means for achieving them. Our preventive and proactive law practice assists clients in preparing and promoting their companies to be more effective and, thereby, more profitable. Contact us by e-mail or call 978-465-5333 to discuss how we can guide you toward success.

We create synergistic solutions using management, leadership and legal tools to facilitate problem solving in the following areas of practice:

Business Organizations & Contracts

Business Organizations

When forming a new business it is essential to choose the right operational entity. We can assist implementing your plan by drafting the necessary documentation to launch your business into a fully functional operation.

Once your business is organized, we can provide strategic legal support from an experienced attorney to help you be successful. We are prepared to assist with all of your transaction and contractual needs, including the following:

  • Licensing agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate sales and leases
  • Contracts
  • Critical thinking workshops

Intellectual Property

Trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights protect your company's confidential information, creative expertise, and products from use by others. Securing and protecting your intellectual property can be a complex process. With more than 25 years of experience in the field of intellectual property law, our knowledgeable lawyer will guide you through the application process and continue to offer counsel on how to strategically protect your intellectual property portfolio.

Business Succession Planning

Business Succession Planning

Succession planning is of particular importance when you are a business owner. Not only do you need to put a plan in place that cares for your personal assets and well-being, but you need to plan for the succession of your company. Our law firm can assist you in making decisions that reduce the impact of taxes upon your estate, leaving the largest amount possible for distribution to your beneficiaries.

We also represent personal representatives (executors) of estates during the probate process, which validates the will and finalizes a deceased person's estate. In addition, we assist trustees in fulfilling their fiduciary duties.

Strategic Decision Making

Transformative change involves looking deeply beyond technical problems and addresses core adaptive challenges. It involves translating your strategic plan from your mission statement into your vision. It also involves creating goals and breaking them down into objectives and, ultimately, tasks. Using the classic metaphor, it doesn't matter if you built the perfect "ladder" if it is leaning up against the wrong "wall." We help you to define the wall you are facing and how you can climb it. Knowing your sustainable competitive advantage helps to guide you to execute your vision. We help you to do so.


Our practice serves as a resource for you and your business. We are experts in the fields of critical thinking, decision making, tax planning, getting your business back on track, digital rights management, intellectual property, dot com planning and strategies, and doing business as a profitable entity. We work with you to create a symmetrical business strategy for success while still addressing asymmetric risk.

At the law offices of Mark J. Guay, P.C., our experienced lawyer represents clients throughout the Merrimack Valley, the North Shore of Massachusetts, and throughout New England. We also serve clients in Europe. The Massachusetts cities we serve include Amesbury, Andover, Bedford, Beverly, Boston, Cambridge, Danvers, Gloucester, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lexington, Lowell, Lynn, Marblehead, Newbury, Newburyport, Peabody, Reading, Rockport, Salem, Salisbury, and Swampscott.

Essex County ▪ Middlesex County ▪ Suffolk County

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.