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Mark A. Krasner

Co-Founder
Mark A. Krasner

Mark A. Krasner, a founding partner of Blanchard, Krasner & French, has over thirty-five years of experience as a certified public accountant and attorney. Mark’s areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions, real estate, tax matters, family law, purchases and sales, litigation, licensing, corporate and partnership structuring and reorganizations, international trade, tax and estate planning.

858.551.2440 x307

Assistant:

Angela Manzano
858.551.2440 x302
amanzano@bkflaw.com

Paralegal Litigation:
Jessica Brant
858.551.2440 x318
jbrant@bkflaw.com

Bars and Courts
  • California Bar
  • New York Bar
  • Washington, DC Bar
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Certified Public Accountant
  • California
  • Nevada
Education
  • University of San Diego, School of Law, JD, Magna Cum Laude
  • San Diego State University, BS Accounting, Summa Cum Laude
Professional Affiliations
  • Board Member, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • American Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • La Jolla Bar Association
  • Foothills Bar Association
  • American Academy of Attorney-CPAs
  • The American Institute of CPAs
  • California Society of CPAs
  • Estate Planning Council
  • IR Global
  • The Expert Network
Community Affiliations
  • Board Member, Big Brother Big Sister of Northern Nevada
  • Board Member, Jolla Village Merchants Association
  • Board Member, Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada
  • Jewish Family Services
  • Nevada Art Museum
  • Promises 2 Kids
  • San Diego Opera
  • San Diego Zoo
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital
  • YWCA of San Diego County (Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention)
Responsibilities

 

Help our clients make and save money or minimize their losses.

Representative Transactions

 

Represented majority shareholders in a $100 million transaction.

 

Represented cross-border food manufacturer in obtaining $5 million industrial development bond financing to construct a new manufacturing facility and in selling its business for more than $90 million.

 

Represented majority shareholder in a multi-million-dollar biotech company against venture capitalist.

 

Represented domestic and international businesses and individuals in a wide variety of industries, including automobile dealerships, real estate, lenders, manufacturers, inventors, publishers, retail and others.

 

Family law and custody matters ranging from $1 million to $250 million.

 

Successfully represented an attorney accused of fraud in a foreign investment scam.

 

Successfully represented a client in a bad faith insurance case arising out of a foreign country.

 

Advised and represented domestic and international clients and individuals on income tax, sales and use tax, property tax matters, litigation, estate planning, marital matters and residency issues.

 

Advised real estate developers, investors and lenders in restructuring loans.

 

Advised real estate investment partnership on a $44 million tax-free exchange.

 

Advised real estate investment partnership in a $100 million hotel and office tower disposition.

 

Advised real estate investment partnership in a $22 million structured bond financing transaction of a major office tower.

 

Successfully represented a mother in a 7-day trial who wanted to move her children to another state.

 

Advised domestic and international clients in all aspects of business formation and operations.

 

Represented commercial and industrial developer and property owner in structuring and negotiating a $23 million loan workout.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

 

Published:  Executive Spotlight “Top Lawyers:  The Secrets to Their Success,” Worldwide Publishing

Speaker: “Due diligence and Other Concerns in Mergers and Acquisitions,” CPA/Law Forum Seminar

Speaker: “Tax, Estate and Succession Planning,” co-sponsored with American Express/IDS

Speaker: “Tax-Free Exchanges,” Chicago Title Seminar

Speaker: “Forms of Business Organization,” Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

Speaker: “Partnerships,” Continuing Education of the Bar

Speaker: “Tax Planning for Business Owners,” Merrill Lynch Conference

Speaker: “Mergers & Acquisitions,” National Law Foundation

Speaker: “Recent Tax and Other Developments,” Foothills Bar Association

Speaker: “Recent Developments in California Family Law,” National Law Foundation

Speaker: “Retirement Planning,” National Law Foundation

RECOGNITIONS

 

Martindale-Hubbell AV rated preeminent with highest legal ability and ethical standards 16 consecutive years.

Top Attorneys in San Diego for several years in a row.

Best Lawyer in La Jolla 6 out of the last 7 years.

Special Notes

 

Mark likes travel and golf. Mark’s philosophy: Learn, Earn & Return.