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800 Silverado Street Second Floor
La Jolla 92037 United States

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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

Paralegal Litigation: Jessica Brant

Phone: 858.551.2440 x318




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







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

IR Global

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.



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.

Firm Description

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.

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