For the past 26 years, Blanchard, Krasner & French has successfully provided legal counsel for the business and personal needs of our clients. We help businesses and individuals navigate through complex business, real estate, and financing transactions. We assist clients in taking advantage of tax and asset protection laws to effectively plan for the future. We also zealously enforce and protect their rights through litigation when necessary. We are unique in our dedication to offering high quality legal support while maintaining accessibility, assistance and attention. Our team does not work for BKF, they work for the clients we serve.Show more +
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.
Assistant: Angela Manzano
Phone: 858.551.2440 x302
Email: [email protected]
Paralegal Litigation: Jessica Brant
Phone: 858.551.2440 x318
Email: [email protected]
BARS & COURTS
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
University of San Diego, School of Law, JD (Magna Cum Laude)
San Diego State University, BS Accounting (Summa Cum Laude)
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
The Expert Network
Board Member, Big Brother Big Sister of Northern Nevada
Board Member, Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation
Jewish Family Services
La Jolla Village Merchants Association, Former Board Member
Nevada Art Museum
Promises 2 Kids
Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada, Former Board Member
San Diego Opera
San Diego Zoo
Scripps Memorial Hospital
YWCA of San Diego County (Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention)
Help our clients make and save money or minimize their losses.
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
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.
PUBLICATONS 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
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.
Mark likes travel and golf. Mark’s philosophy: Learn, Earn & Return.Show more +
Real Estate in California
800 Silverado Street, Second Floor, La Jolla, 92037