Mark Lerner is the head of Lerner & McDonald's transactional department.
Mr. Lerner is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University at Pomona (B.S. 1979) and Western State University, College of Law (J.D. 1982) where he was the Managing Member of the Law Review. He is a member of the California Bar.
Mr. Lerner co-founded the Firm in January, 1990 and has continued to be the managing partner of the firm. In addition to his wide ranging and significant transactional experience, Mr. Lerner has extensive complex real estate and commercial litigation experience, handling both jury and non-jury trials in state and federal courts since 1982.
Mark is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
Mr. Lerner has appeared numerous times as a guest speaker on the radio in Southern California addressing various legal issues on the "Money 101" and show and has appeared as a guest on FOX-TV to discuss real estate issues.
Prior to forming the Firm, Mr. Lerner was a managing partner of Lerner, Candlish & Casoria, a civil litigation firm in Tustin, California.
Mr. Lerner is consistently listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers rating as determined by the Martindale-Hubbell Co, and has received their highest possible AV rating.* This honor includes only those select law practices that have been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their files.
PERSONAL: Born Los Angeles, California
COURT ADMISSIONS: Supreme Court of the California; Supreme Court of the United States of America; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; United States District Court for the Central, Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of California.
* Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.