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I am a real estate attorney, mediator and broker with over 25 years experience in residential and commercial real estate transactions and litigation in California. In my career I have been a partner in regional and nationwide law firms, and now the senior partner of a law firm with offices in Los Gatos, CA. We represent real estate buyers, sellers, brokers, agents, investors, lenders, builders and developers of real property.


Languages spoken: French, English

Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 80%
  2. Mediation: 20%

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  • Holden W Green

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  • Julia Ming Hua Wei

    I've had the pleasure of working with Mark on more than one real estate matter. He's a seasoned professional with a keen analytical mind, and a pragramtic approach to resolving disputes. Highly endorse this attorney.


    Julia Wei Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info


16450 Los Gatos Blvd. #110
Los Gatos, CA, 95032-5594


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerStrombotne Law Firm1995 - Present
PartnerPettit & Martin1992 - 1995
PartnerHoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel1979 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Silicon Valley Association of RealtorsMember2000 - Present
California Association of RealtorsMember1985 - Present
National Association of RealtorsMember1985 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1979 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - DavisAgricultural BusinessOther - BachelorsN/A
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sereno GroupBest practices for Realtors handling short sales2010
Intero Real EstateBest practices for Realtors handling short sales2010
SILVARHow to stop litigation before it starts2009
Intero Real EstateThree reasons why you should not initial the arbitration clause2009
RealtorsLegal Updates in Real Estate2007
Public Agency Risk ManagersHow to Win in Mediation2006