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Marc E. Empey is a broadly experienced merger and acquisition attorney having completed more than 500 transactions covering 20 different states. Mr. Empey has provided counsel to individuals, families and publicly-held companies. Over the past 25 years Mr. Empey has been instrumental in obtaining difficult governmental approvals and successfully contracting with governmental agencies. He has made hundreds of appearances before numerous cities, counties and other governmental agencies and has assisted a number of public companies develop standardized multi-state agreements and checklists.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 34%
  2. Real Estate: 33%
  3. M & A: 33%



Hourly ($395-450/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Polly L. McNeill

    I endorse this lawyer. Marc is experienced and savvy, and has a problem-solving attitude that enhances the value of his work. If I ever become rich enough to buy a company, I'd hire Marc to be my lawyer.


    Polly McNeill Environmental and natural resources Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Robert William Hargreaves

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer.


    Robert Hargreaves Energy and utilities Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP

1800 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA, 92262-7104


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201208/17/2016
DCActive 201107/10/2016
NYCurrently registered 201107/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life2015
Southern California Top LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2014
Southern California's Top Rated LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2013
Featured AttorneyAvvo2013
Clients Choice-BusinessAvvo2013
Top LawyerFortune Magazine2013
Top LawyersCorporate Counsel2013
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2013
Top AttorneyInland Empire Magazine2012
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerSlovak Baron & Empey LLP1999 - Present
PartnerBest Best & Krieger1984 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Desert Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
$200 Million public company acquistion of private companyN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Lawyer MagazineMergers and Aquisitions Roundtable2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of California - Los AngelesN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UCR ExtensionReal Estate InvestingN/A