Mary Dowling co-chairs For Purpose Law Group’s Nonprofit and Business practice areas. She is a passionate representative of charitable and business clients of all different sizes, across various industries and sectors. Ms. Dowling holds a B.S., cum laude, in Business Management from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and a J.D., cum laude, from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Using her unique background that couples a strong understanding of business with her legal skills, Ms. Dowling is able to combine her areas of expertise to help her clients create, manage, and maintain successful business pursuits of all varieties.
Prior to joining For Purpose Law Group, Ms. Dowling served as a law clerk at the Small Business Law Center in San Diego where she assisted a wide range of local entrepreneurs and small businesses with various business and transactional law services. It was through this experience where she gained a deeper appreciation for the needs of small businesses—especially within the nonprofit sector. Ms. Dowling’s practice is primarily focused on providing full service representation to nonprofits and other corporate clients. Her background in the related disciplines of business and law provides a unique perspective that allows her offer both legal support and strategic guidance to help clients enter, exist, and thrive in the business world. To that end, Ms. Dowling also holds a Real Estate License and a complex understanding of zoning laws and regulations, which allows her to assist clients in navigating the often-complex challenges related to establishing and maintaining business locations.
In addition to her representation of charitable organizations and for profit corporations, Ms. Dowling is also an innovator helping to establish the fledgling practice of law in the medical marijuana industry. Ms. Dowling is one of the pioneering legal representatives of medical marijuana clients, and has helped counsel many successful collectives, cooperatives, and other medical marijuana businesses to ensure strict compliance with California law.
Ms. Dowling is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, North County Bar Association and the California Bar Association.