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The McGurk law Firm was founded by Attorney Joseph P. McGurk, a New York & Phoenix Business Litigation Lawyer with over 15 years of experience helping businesses and individuals succeed in their most complex and challenging legal matters.

The McGurk Law Firm is an elite business counsel and litigation law firm that assists business and individual clients in a broad range of business law and litigation matters. We combine the sophistication and high quality legal counsel of the large New York & Phoenix law firms with the economy, dedication and individual attention of a small firm.

With over fifteen years of experience in business and commercial litigation in both New York and Arizona, the McGurk Law Firm has the expertise and the experience to guide you to practical, creative and cost-effective solutions to your business dispute. We work collaboratively with each of our clients to gain a full understanding of their business and the legal issues confronting them, and evaluate the available legal and strategic options. In so doing, we are able to provide our clients with realistic evaluation of the costs, benefits and merits of litigation versus possible settlement.

Our Core areas of competence and practice include:

1.Business law — Matters related to contracts and transactions for any type of enterprise.

2. Small business and startups — Counsel on reasons why and how to start a business and ongoing, hands on advice to existing businesses to enable them to evaluate risks, foster growth and maintain stability throughout the lifespan of the business. Guidance from formation, operations and ultimately dissolution

3. Litigation — We handle every type of business and corporate dispute, including stockholder, partner and franchise litigation through traditional negotiation, alternative dispute resolution and trial.

We are passionate about helping our clients resolve their most complex and challenging legal matters.

For creative, collaborative and cost effective legal solutions exclusively tailored to meet your unique need, contact the McGurk Law Firm for a consultation.


Languages spoken: German

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    15 years
  2. Contracts: 25%
    15 years
  3. Corporate: 15%
    15 years
  4. Business: 15%
    15 years
  5. Real Estate: 5%
    15 years



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Steven R. Janssen

    I highly recommend Joe. Joe is an experienced litigator, who diligently and aggressively represents his clients.


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Contact info

The McGurk Law Firm, PLLC

40 N. Central Avenue
Suite 1400
Phoenix, AZ, 85004

222 East Main Street
Suite 212
Smithtown, NY, 11787

37617 North Cave Creek Road
Suite B
Cave Creek, AZ, 85331



AZActive 200507/03/2016
NYCurrently registered 200107/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
MembershipPhi Beta Kappa Society1994
MembershipThe Golden Key National Honor Society1994
Phi Sigma Alpha - membershipThe National Political Science Honor Society1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderWong Fujii Carter, P.C.2012 - 2015
Senior Litigation AssocoateOwens & Perkins, P.C.2011 - 2012
Senior Civil Trial AttorneyBoates Law Firm, PLLC2010 - 2011
Partner, Senior Civil Trial AttorneyBoates & Crump, PLLC2006 - 2010
Civil Litigation AssociateCheifetz, Ianitelli Marcolini, PC2005 - 2006
Senior AssociateLorber Greenfiled and Polito, LLP2005 - 2005
AssociateRichard L. Klauer, P.C.2003 - 2005
Partner, Civil LitigationBirzon Strang Bazarsky and McGurk, Esqs.1997 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nassau County Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Irish Network PhoenixPresident2013 - Present
Irish Network USABoard Member2013 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember2005 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
Appellate Division of the Suprme Court of the State of New York, in and for the Second Judicial DepartmentAttorney Member2001 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
New York County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Suffolk County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Phi Beta KappaMmember1994 - Present
Pi Sigma AlphaMember1994 - Present
Golden Key National Honor SocietyMember1994 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York, Stony BrookPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
St John's University School of LawLawN/AN/A