McGowan joins Hill Wallack as Princeton firm expands regional presence

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Veteran attorney George McGowan has joined Hill Wallack and will work out of its Red Bank office.

Hill Wallack, a full-service law firm headquartered in Princeton, is making an effort to expand its presence down the Shore.

McGowan, who has been practicing for nearly three decades, specializes in trusts and estate planning and administration, general corporate counsel handling transactions including formation, mergers & acquisitions, litigation, and drafting and negotiating contracts (including software and technology agreements).

With a history as both general counsel at global corporations, as well as outside counsel to companies of all sizes, his experience and insight across a broad range of practice areas has earned him a strong reputation among clients.

McGowan has clients in every county in the state of New Jersey.

Hill Wallack Managing Partner Michael Kahme said the hire is part of an ongoing effort.

“We opened the Red Bank office in October 2018 as part of our strategic growth,” he said. “There is tremendous opportunity in the Monmouth County area, and we have made a significant commitment to serve those communities. Our vision is to have a major, full-service office for the Monmouth/Ocean County region.”

About Hill Wallack

Founded in 1978, Hill Wallack is a leading law firm with over 80 attorneys in offices in Princeton, Cedar Knolls, Cherry Hill and Red Bank; Yardley, Pennsylvania; and New York City. Hill Wallack is a full-service law firm that applies professionalism, skill and a human touch to more than 50 practice areas.

McGowan and Kahme have been colleagues for decades.

“George is an outstanding attorney with an excellent track record,” Kahme said. “His skill, experience and reputation are the perfect complement to our firm. His corporate experience will strengthen our offering across many practice areas.”

McGowan calls it a win-win.

“I have long admired Hill Wallack’s professionalism and reputation,” he said. “This is a first-rate operation with a tremendous reputation, but one of the things that attracted me most is the professionalism with which the firm conducts business.

“On top of that, the support from and synergy with the entire firm not only made my transition and onboarding here smooth, but the efficiency with our cases is outstanding.”