University of San Diego School of Law
The major cases in which I have participated are both in the area of transactions and litigation. The transaction cases include, but are not limited to, multimillion dollar industrial development bond financing, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions including tax-deferred exchanges as well as loan restructuring, structured bond financing, franchising and representing domestic and international business clients in connection with tax, transactions, and employee relations and benefits.
In the area of litigation, I have had the privilege of representing numerous clients (and some lawyers) on multimillion dollar real estate matters, tax controversies, fraud cases, high-end and complex family law and custody matters and corporate and partnership disputes, both foreign and domestic.
Mark Krasner is a founding partner of Blanchard, Krasner & French and has more than 33 years of experience as both a certified public accountant and attorney. His areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions, real estate, tax matters, high-end and complex family law, litigation, licensing franchising, corporate and partnership structuring and reorganizations, international trade, tax and estate planning.
Krasner has been rated preeminent with the highest legal ability and ethical standards for at least 16 consecutive years. He has been named one of the top lawyers in San Diego for several years in a row and has been named the best lawyer in La Jolla four out of the last five years. In March of 2013, Krasner was named one of the “Movers and Shakers” of San Diego.
Krasner is a member in good standing of the California, New York and Washington, D.C., bar associations. He is also a member of the California State Board of Accountancy, where he serves on the California statewide committee for Estate Planning. Krasner is a member of the American Bar Association, San Diego Bar Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He serves as vice president and a member of the board of directors of the La Jolla Village Merchants Association. Krasner is also a member of the American Association of Attorneys-Certified Public Accountants.
Krasner has been affiliated with numerous organizations. These include but are not limited to the San Diego Opera, Scripps Hospital where he serves on the Citizens Advisory Board, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of San Diego where he served for over a decade as a member of their board of directors, San Diego Jewish Academy where he served on the board of directors and as executive vice president. He and his law firm are significant supporters of the San Diego Zoo and the Concours d’Elegance of La Jolla.
Krasner is a second-generation native of San Diego. He graduated from Patrick Henry High School, summa cum laude and valedictorian. While at Patrick Henry High School, Krasner earned his varsity letters in gymnastics and tennis. Krasner’s gymnastics career continued at San Diego State University. Krasner is married to his wife, Angela, who is the love and inspiration of his life. Krasner is the proud father of a daughter who is happily married and working in Los Angeles.
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