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Mark Rahen Bachara

Estate planning Attorney at Oak Island, NC

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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As an undergraduate, Mr. Bachara interned for the United States House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., conducting legislative policy research.  While in law school, Mr. Bachara gained experience in commercial negotiation and mediation with the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland in the Consumer Protection Division. After a judicial clerkship in the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City, Mr. Bachara was employed by a regulatory agency in Maryland, drafting policies, administrative orders and appellate briefs. 


Also while in law school, Mr. Bachara was trained through the Civil and Appellate Advocacy Clinics by firsthand trial exposure in the District Court of Maryland as well as the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. Mr. Bachara also provided services to the indigent while volunteering for Maryland’s Homeless Persons Representation Project.


Since gaining admission to the North Carolina Bar, Mr. Bachara has served as an Assistant District Attorney in North Carolina as well as a private attorney.  He has trial experience at both the district and superior court levels, as well as within special settings for juvenile and domestic matters. Mr. Bachara focuses his practice in the areas of criminal defense, domestic law and civil litigation. 

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Bachara & Essey, LLP
200 Country Club Drive
Suite A
Oak Island, NC, 28465


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Posted by Robert | September 30, 2014
Knowledgeable and Empathetic Attorney!
Our daughter, who was traveling through the state of NC on her way back to college, was charged with a DUI. As any parent would feel, we were extremely concerned. Our biggest problem was that we live several hundred miles away, and had no idea who we should entrust our daughter's fate with. After careful research, we decided to move forward with Mark. I feel so fortunate to have done so. The process before the trial took several months. During this time our anxiety level was very high given the severity of the charges. What struck me about Mark in particular was his empathy and understanding of our circumstances. He made himself available numerous times to discuss the progression of the case. After careful examination of the evidence surrounding our case, he felt that there was in fact no real evidence to support the officers numerous claims. He explained this to us thoroughly, and how he would prepare to litigate her case. We understood that there were no guarantees, but felt better as the day approached. Thankfully the court agreed with Mark's argument, and dropped the most serious charges leaving her with only a speeding ticket. I would highly recommend Mark!
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Posted by Joe | March 9, 2012
Excellent Attorney
Handled our estate matter with professionalism and timeliness.
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2011
Comfortable and Confident in my Attorney
Mark took great care of me! I had a ticket for an open container and Mark did every thing to work it out so that I wouldn't get points on my license. Mark was diligent in getting the facts straight and making sure I had the best possible defense. I was always informed and felt comfortable and confident in what Mark was doing. You can't put a price on peace of mind, and Mark really gave me that!
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bachara Law, PC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Coble Law Firm, PC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • EnnisColeman, LLP
  • 2010 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Office of the District Attorney
  • 2008 - 2010
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  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • N/A
  • North Carolina State University
  • N/A
  • University of Baltimore
  • Master of Business Administration
  • N/A
  • University of Arkansas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Evans
  • Dismissed upon Defendant's motion to suppress


  • Brunswick Community College
  • Trustee
  • 2017 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Brunswick County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • N/A
  • Southport Rotary Club
  • Chairman
  • N/A
  • Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation
  • Vice Chair
  • N/A
  • Communities In Schools
  • Resource Development Chair
  • N/A
  • US Open King Mackerel Tournament
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rookie of the Year
  • Rotary International
  • 2011


  • Southport Magazine
  • 4th of July Survival Guide
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Planning for the Future
  • Estate Planning
  • 2017
  • 5 Wishes
  • Healthcare Planning
  • 2017
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Estate Planning
  • 2016
  • 5 Wishes
  • Healthcare Planning
  • 2016
  • Roundtable
  • Business Succession
  • 2014
  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • 2010
  • Courtroom Training
  • BLET
  • N/A
  • Business Law
  • Business Law
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mark's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions. He has an understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mark is an intelligent attorney which has had success with practicing in various areas of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mark, he is an exceptional attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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