Mark C. Carlson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Woodland Hills, CA

Carlson Law Group, Inc.
 | 6300 Canoga Ave, Suite 1300
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Phone: 818-996-7800
Fax: 818-884-4285
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2015, 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (90%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Mark C. Carlson has built a reputation as a solid, effective attorney for businesses and individuals in the fields of real estate litigation and civil matters. Mr. Carlson has handled cases for developers and appraisers, escrow companies, loan brokers, contractors and real estate professionals. He has also represented clients in lawsuits against mortgage brokers, escrow officers and real estate agents, and has extensive litigation experience in California and federal courts.

    After receiving his Bachelor of Arts from California Lutheran University with majors in business administration and French, Mr. Carlson attended Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1993. While in law school, he received numerous awards for exceptional academic achievement.

    Mr. Carlson spent the first few years of his career gaining experience in a wide range of real estate and liability cases with several prestigious law firms before opening Carlson Law Group, Inc. Today, he represents clients throughout California with their needs in building permit, zoning and purchase matters, and the purchase, sale and lease of industrial, commercial and residential properties. Mr. Carlson also has experience in products liability matters with medical and industrial devices, and has represented major landowners in several premises liability cases.

    A particular point of pride for Mr. Carlson is the ability to provide legal services that are almost unmatched throughout California, while keeping his clients’ costs down. Mr. Carlson and his team keep their legal process simple and to the point. This results in lower legal fees and an efficient litigation strategy, while giving clients the best results possible.

    Practice Areas
    • 90%Real Estate: Business
    • 10%Professional Liability: Defense


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    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2015, 2019 - 2021

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    About Mark Carlson

    Admitted: 1993, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • Only 5% of all licensed attorneys are selected to be SuperLawyers, SuperLawyers, SuperLawyers, 2020
    • Only a small number of attorneys are able to amass enough jury tirals to qualify for admission to the American Board of Trial Advocates.  Beyond trying the requisite number of jury trials, admission is a rigorous process that includes nomination followed by investigation into the ethics, professionalism and reputation of the applicant.  , Advocate - American Board of Trial Advocates, ABOTA, 2020
    • Super Lawyer Award, Super Lawyer, 2015
    • Super Lawyers Award, Super Lawyers, 2019
    • Super Lawyer Award, Super Lawyers, 2014
    • Exceptional Achievement in Legal Study during his Tenure There, Southwestern University School of Law, 1993

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Board of Trial Advocates - Advocate, 2020
    • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, 2018
    • Southland Regional Board of Realtors - Risk Management Committee, 2020
    • California State Bar Real Property Section , 2020
    • Professional Liability Underwriters Society (PLUS), 2020
    • California Association of Realtors Legal Affairs Forum, 2020

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Commissioner - Westlake Agoura Girls Softball

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Conducted a series of seminars to real estate brokers and agents throughout California, Author Presenter, Risk Management Series, Real Estate Licensees, 2019
    • Participated as a panel member at a risk management seminar sponsored by the largest association of realtors in California. I presented the nation-wide changes to Multiple Listing Service rules. , Panel Member, SRAR Managing Your Risk, Real Estate Licensees, 2020
    • Presenter at the State Bar Annual Meeting on Cyber Crime and Cyber Compliance Issues. , Presenter Cyber Crime, State Bar Annual Meeting, 2016
    • Authored an article summarizing laws enacted during 2009 that regulate Loan Modification activities and services.  Posted on the CRES Insurance web site on the Risk Management page and distributed to their members via email., Author, New Laws Regarding Loan Modifications, 2009


    • Samatas v. Westside Estates Agency 3 Month Jury Trial Defense Verdict, 2015
    • Neff v. Anderson Jury Trial Defense, 2017

    Representative Clients:

    • BNK Insurance Services
    • HDI Global Insurance Company
    • American Safety Insurance Company
    • Intero Real Estate Services
    • Rodeo Realty
    • Gibson & Associates
    • Cres Insurance Services
    • Holiday Retirement Corp.
    • Ryzanskiy v. United Yellow Pages Jury Trial Defense, 2008
    • Princeton Insurance Company
    • Akin v. Sullivan Jury Trial Non Suit, 2009
    • Delos Insurance Company
    • Re/Max of Valencia
    • ACE Insurance
    • Dominguez v. Rangel Jury Trial Verdict 12% of demand, 2012
    • Ritchie Halanan Real Estate Ltd.
    • Kakkar v. McMahon Jury Trial Non Suit, 2007
    • Aspen Insurance Company
    • Easy v. Mason Smith Jury Trial Defense, 2009
    • Klapper v. Yeber Arbitration Award for Client, 2008
    • Century 21 Westlake' American Safety Insurance
    • Clarendon Insurance
    • Re/Max 2000
    • Topa Insurance Company
    • Auld Irish Pub
    • Akop v. Schweninger Jury Trial Defense, 2008
    • Unity Shoppe v. CALM Arbitration Award for Clients, 2010


    Educational Background:

    • California Lutheran University, B.A. in Business Administration and French, 1990

    Industry Groups

    • Commercial Leasing
    • Commercial Sales
    • Contractors
    • Escrow Companies
    • Home Inspectors
    • Mortgage Brokers
    • Pest Control Operators
    • Real Estate Investors
    • Real Estate Licensees
    • Residential Sales
    • Title Officers
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    Office Location for Mark C. Carlson

    6300 Canoga Ave
    Suite 1300
    Woodland Hills, CA 91367

    Phone: 818-996-7800

    Fax: 818-884-4285

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    Last Updated: 7/21/2020

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