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Mark T. Risner

Business Attorney at Irvine, CA

5.0   4 reviews

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About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

Private practice attorney with a simple approach: "Results with Integrity." Providing high quality legal services to individuals and corporations in the areas of business litigation, employment matters, settlement, negotiation and trial. I am always interested in working with established business organizations and start-ups.

Specialties:
* Buy-Sell Agreements,
* Enforceability-Opinion Letters,
* Employee/Employer Separation Agreements,
* Non-Disclosure and Non-Solicitation Agreements,
* Employment/Contract Litigation, Employer Defense,
* Wage & Hour Claims, and ERISA compliance and litigation.

The specialties listed here are not to be interpreted as official specialist designations from the State Bar of California.

DISCLAIMER: THE TESTIMONIALS BELOW DO NOT CONSTITUTE A GUARANTEE, WARRANTY OR PREDICTION REGARDING THE OUTCOME OF ANY LEGAL MATTERS MR. RISNER OR THE LAW OFFICE OF MARK T. RISNER MAY UNDERTAKE IN THE FUTURE. ANY CORRESPONDENCE WITH THIS PROFILE HOLDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CLIENT/ATTORNEY RELATIONSHIP. NEITHER THE CONTENT ON THIS PROFILE NOR TRANSMISSIONS BETWEEN YOU & THE PROFILE HOLDER THROUGH THIS PROFILE ARE INTENDED TO PROVIDE LEGAL OR OTHER ADVICE OR TO CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP.

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Licensed for 26 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1999
Updated 06/08/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 12/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Mark

LAW OFFICE OF MARK T. RISNER
1 Park Plaza
Suite 600
Irvine, CA, 92614

Reviews

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Posted by Leigh | October 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely satisfied!
Mark was referred to me by ARAG legal insurance. He responded to my email right away and represented me for a civil dispute with my neighbor. He was extremely professional, prompt, and treated me with respect and dignity. He answered all my questions and alleviated all the anxiety I was feeling regarding my issue. He drafted a legal response to my neighbor's attorney and left the door open for me in the event that I need him again. I would highly recommend him!
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Posted by Linnea | April 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible Attorney!
I was searching for an employment attorney for my company and was referred to Mark from a fellow Human Resources professional. Mr. Risner is an incredibly patient, conscientious, and thorough lawyer. He helped me navigate employment agreements for our entire staff in California. His expertly crafted responses led to a smooth process of drafting new contracts for our team. I could not have done it without him. I would recommend him without reservation to anyone who is in need of an employment attorney!
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Posted by Sharon | March 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I had a tricky real estate dispute with a seller who had left the state. Mark Risner offered me outstanding legal advice and ultimately resolved the matter. I imagine most other lawyers might have suggested I take the loss and move on, but he stuck with it, and I was paid by the seller for what I was owed. Mark was surprisingly quick at responding to emails, was always available by phone, and kept me updated throughout the process. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Amy san | March 26, 2015
Highly Recommended
I had an attorney who scammed me for over $17000. I am now very careful with whom I choose for legal advice. Mr. Risner was recommended to me by Legalzoom. My first impression of Mr. Riser was that he was a very genuine, professional and knowledgeable individual. He answered the telephone immediately, I did not have to wait for a return call and he began asking my current situation prior to jumping into any conclusion. He asked about specific questions prior to getting into details and recommended me to a bankruptcy lawyer whom he thinks best fit my situation. I highly recommend him and will use him for my future business lawyer after I resolve my debt situation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-450 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Office of Mark T Risner
  • 2002 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Seguin & Paul, LLP
  • 1998 - 2001

Education

  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Southern California
  • AB - Applied Baccalaureate
  • 1990

Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • General Counsel Awards - 2013 Nominee
  • Orange County Business Journal
  • N/A

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • THE ETHICAL AND LEGAL ENVIRONMENTS OF BUSINESS
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Employment, Part 1
  • 2017
  • THE ETHICAL AND LEGAL ENVIRONMENTS OF BUSINESS
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Employment: Part 2
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (9)
Endorse Mark
Business Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a skilled, strategic, and professional attorney providing a wide array of business and corporate legal services. He is well-versed in litigation and transactional work to include areas of specialization: ERISA, and general counsel services. Highly recommended!"
Business Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark Risner is a great attorney. He is focused and will do his best to help the client and his colleagues. I am content to have had the opportunity to work with him and would recommend him to my clients and colleagues."
Business Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark is an outstanding lawyer. He has high ethics and takes into account the client's whole interests in giving advice. I wholeheartedly endorse Mark."
Litigation Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sometimes a single Avvo answer reflects the best qualities, and Mr. Risner has just posted such an answer. Not only accurate and analytic, it was customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Mark for over 20 years. He is a careful but aggressive litigator, comfortable trying cases, and experienced in a wide variety of civil areas. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a very talented attorney and a complete professional. I have not hesitated in recommending Mark to any of my clients"
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