For the past sixteen (16) years, Mark S. Bridges has been actively practicing in the areas of Trusts and Estates, Real Estate law, Business Formation, and Civil Litigation.
Mr. Bridges has extensive experience in Wills, Probate, Trust Formation (including revocable living trusts, irrevocable and special needs trusts), Trust Administration (single and marital trusts), representing conservators and guardians, drafting powers of attorney, advanced health care directives, wealth planning, and other comprehensive plans for unique family situations.
He has represented clients in a wide range of real estate matters in the Superior Courts in the counties of San Francisco and San Mateo. He is a member of both the San Francisco and San Mateo Bar Associations. He has successfully represented Landlords and Tenants in Unlawful-Detainer trials and San Francisco Rent Board Arbitration hearings. His clients have repeatedly come to him for advice when confronted with landlord-tenant issues.
Mr. Bridges has experience representing clients in Real Estate transactions, such as negotiating commercial and residential leases, purchase agreements, and other contracts [including tenants-in- common (“TIC”) agreements and other co-ownership agreements].
He has also handled a variety of Business and Commercial law transactions, including business purchase and sale transactions (both stock and asset purchases), formation of California Limited Liability Companies (“LLCs”), “S” corporations, and Partnerships. He has drafted buy-sell, cross-purchase, and operating agreements, and has helped many small businesses deal with corporate compliance matters.
At the Appellate level, Mr. Bridges successfully presented oral argument in the First Appellate District Court of Appeals for the State of California regarding the issue of whether the tolling provisions of California Code of Civil Procedure Section 366.2 applies to contracts to create a will.
Prior to being admitted to the California Bar in 2000, Mr. Bridges was a judicial clerk to the Honorable M. Langhorne Keith in the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia. His duties included analyzing issues of law and procedure, researching civil and criminal issues, and recommending Court action.
He attributes a great deal of his success as an attorney to the experience he gained while administering Court proceedings between litigants and acting as the liaison between the Judge and the attorneys.
Mark S. Bridges earned his Juris Doctorate at Nova Southeastern University School of Law in 1998. He spent his last year of law school in the Bay Area at the University of San Francisco. In 1990, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College.
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