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Academic Background

    Mark Bernsley holds a J.D. (law) degree from the New York University School of Law, an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business and a B.S. in Business Administration (accounting and finance major) summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  He qualified for Beta Gamma Sigma, the National Management Honor Society, in both undergraduate and graduate business schools. 

Professioal Experience

     He has consistently held an AV Lawyer Peer Review Rating ( the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards) from Martindale-Hubbell®, and is admitted to practice law in California, New York and Massachusetts, and in the Federal Courts.
    After graduation from law school, Mark worked as a staff attorney for the IRS District Counsel's Office in Los Angeles, where his duties included representing the IRS in the United States Tax Court, advising the Department of Justice in tax refund suits, and reviewing proposed action of the IRS in civil and criminal matters.
    Upon leaving the IRS, Mark joined a boutique business law firm providing general business, tax and real estate law services.  Five years later, he left the firm and formed his own practice. Since that time he has provided successful guidance and strategies to a wide range of businesses.

To discuss your business concerns with Mark, call 818•981•1776

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As outside general counsel, Mark guided the legal affairs and strategies of an affiliated group of companies during a15-year growth period of tripling annual revenues and the group's ultimate sale for over $75 million.

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Mark created and implemented a negotiation strategy for a minority shareholder group in a $70+ million media information business disposition, which increased the value of their buyout by over 25%.

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