Mark Pincus | Gardner Skelton

Mark S. Pincus


Mark S. Pincus represents companies, entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals in business litigation, employment litigation, and negotiations of employment and severance agreements. Mark’s practice focuses on restrictive covenants (non-competition/non-solicitation), compensation disputes, internal company disputes, business contracts and torts, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Mark comes to Gardner Skelton after running his own New York-based firm, Pincus Law LLC, from 2014-21. Mark became a partner at Gardner Skelton in 2022 and splits his time between Charlotte and the firm’s new New York office. Mark has significant experience litigating in state and federal courts. He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and North Carolina.
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • Cornell University, A.B., 2005
  • New York State Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, and Fourth Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western and Middle Districts of North Carolina
  • Federal Bar Council
  • New York American Inn of Court
Awards and more
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers: 2022 – present
  • New York Metro Rising Stars: 2014 – 2021
  • Outstanding Program, American Inns of Court, 2016


Business and employment disputes involve legal, practical, and emotional concerns that require thoughtful attention. Mark takes time to understand each client’s goals, dig deep into the law and facts, and figure out what really matters, so that he can work efficiently and effectively in pursuit of each client’s best interest. Whether arguing in court, writing briefs, or negotiating a settlement or employment contract, Mark advocates tenaciously for his clients and gives careful consideration to presenting their cases as clearly, credibly, and persuasively as possible.

Making a Difference

Since 2016, Mark has volunteered at the Eastern District of New York’s Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project, where he advises individuals representing themselves in federal civil cases on federal procedural issues. Mark’s past volunteer work includes pro bono representation in housing and appellate matters through the Legal Aid Society in New York and chairing the Federal Bar Council Public Service Committee’s Small Firm Subcommittee, which explored ways to increase pro bono and volunteer legal work among small firm lawyers.

More about Mark

Mark’s interests include running, the New York Jets (and more recently the Carolina Panthers as well), American history, and expanding his ever-growing knowledge of trivia. Mark and his wife Jackie have two daughters.

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