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Mark Ghatan, Cogent Law Group Partner, startup business lawyer, litigation specialist and blockchain legal services expert

Mark Ghatan



Intellectual Property & Corporate Law

Mark’s entrepreneurial spirit runs deep as he pitched in with his family’s business throughout his youth and right up through law school as he interned at prestigious government bodies in the criminal law sphere. Following law school, Mark worked as a trademark specialist for a corporate investigations firm and then as an anti-money laundering analyst for a financial institution where he conducted hundreds of complex investigations. From there, he cofounded an educational media startup that turned news following into a fun game while starting a solo law practice in 2013.

Through his law practice Mark advises individuals and business in a wide range of areas, including business formation, intellectual property, employment, contract formation and litigation, compliance and real estate. Most recently, Mark’s practice has geared towards building, refining, and auditing AML/BSA compliance programs and providing ad hoc compliance counsel to registered Money Service Businesses (MSBs) and small banks with high-risk lines of business, including those centered on cryptocurrency/Bitcoin transactions and international trade financing. Mark also advises pro bono clients through the Neighborhood Entrepreneurship Law Project at the New York City Bar Association, where he also served on the International Trade Committee.

Mark recieved his BS in Marketing and International Business from New York University and his JD from Fordham University Law school. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.