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Brian Joseph Clark

Real estate Attorney at Roseville, CA

3.4   18 reviews

also known as Brian J. Clark

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 1 year
    California - CA 12 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State DC
    Acquired 2023
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    80%
    Practice Areas include all levels of real estate including, purchase and sale, mortgage finance, development and litigation

    13 years

  2. Business
    20%
    Company formations, start-up representation, capital raising, purchase and sale, contract drafting and review.

    13 years

Brian Clark is a licensed attorney in the state of California and holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota School of Law.  He also has a Masters of Business Administration degree with a finance emphasis from the University of the Pacific, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Sonoma State University.

 

Brian also completed an honorable tour in the United States Marine Corps, and applies that same level of integrity to his business practices. In addition to practicing law, Brian has been active in the real estate finance business for the last ten years.   Over the course of his career, he has overseen nearly 1,000 residential and commercial transactions.  By the age of 25, Brian was the youngest and most quickly promoted Assistant Vice President of a nationwide finance company, responsible for the entire Southern California division, which consisted of 40+ finance professionals.  

 

Brian also owns a California based residential and commercial mortgage and real estate company — Attorneys Funding Group, Inc.

Location

Attorneys Real Estate Group, APC
905 Highland Pointe Dr
Roseville, CA, 95678
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5250 Claremont Ave
Stockton, CA, 95207
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1652 W Texas St,
Fairfield, CA, 94533
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2570 N 1st Street
San Jose, CA, 95131
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2082 Michelson Dr
Irvine, CA, 92612
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8880 Rio San Diego Dr
San Diego, CA, 92108
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Reviews

3.4 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
Posted by Michael | July 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough and insightful; an excellent attorney
Brian has represented me in a number of transactions including entity creation, acquisition, and has served as my advisor on a number of business deals. His ethics are beyond reproach, and is one of the hardest working people that I've ever come across in any industry. I trust him implicitly, and give him my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Lise | March 22, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Tree fell on car, will homeowners insurance cover
Brian was very knowledgeable and educated me of how the law works in situations like mine. He was also helpful in suggesting next steps to prevent a situation like this from happening again.
Response from Brian Clark April 8, 2019
Certainly, that is our job. Hopefully our suggestions will help for the foreseeable future, but if anything else comes up please let us know. -Brian J. Clark & Associates
Posted by Joelle | March 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Real Estate law
I really appreciate the time and detailed information Brian gave me on my consultation . He was very informative about my subject matter. I would definitely recommend and hire him for any legal issues.
Response from Brian Clark April 8, 2019
Much appreciated for your recommendation Joelle! Please let us know how we can provide further service to you. - Brian J. Clark & Associates
Posted by Peggy Winsberg | March 7, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
RN
I felt respected and I found his advice to be sensible and not pushing for his own gain. I would trust him to support me through any case.
Response from Brian Clark March 9, 2019
Thank you for the kind words. We do whatever we can to provide the best service and advice possible and it's feedback like this that reaffirms the importance of putting the needs of the client first.
Posted by Ilham | February 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and so knowledgeable!
Brian is very kind and a great listener. He has provided me with the best service and refinance option. You’re amazing Brian! Thank you!
Response from Brian Clark February 27, 2019
On behalf of Brian and our firm we greatly appreciate your feedback. Great to hear you satisfied with the level of service we provided and got what you needed. Cheers!
Posted by Dan | February 6, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgable
Brian consulted on a deed issue. He was knowledgeable. I did not need to hire a lawyer but would have hired him if further legal help was needed beyond the consultation.
Response from Brian Clark February 6, 2019
Thanks for the feedback! Certainly if you need future support we would be happy to assist. Also we welcome friends and family that may benefit from our services as well. Cheers
Posted by Susan | February 6, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Solid Advice!
Mr Clark assisted me with a brief legal quandary, and his advice was excellent and helpful. I'd consult him again, if the need arose.
Response from Brian Clark February 6, 2019
Great to hear! We appreciate the feedback and would look forward to working with you again.
Posted by Eric | February 6, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
President
Mr. Clark was very professional, knowledgeable and to the point. After consultation Mr. Clark suggested there was no reason to move forward and I agreed. The topic was Real Estate law. If the need was to arise in the future, Mr. Clark would be my first call.
Response from Brian Clark February 6, 2019
Honesty is the best approach! We appreciate your feedback and would be happy to take your call in the future.
Posted by KT | April 8, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
KT
I had a phone consultation with Brian a few weeks ago. He came recommended through a referral service. I found him to be professional and knowledgeable. He made me feel heard and this was the most comfortable I have felt speaking to an attorney. We even had a few good laughs. He put me at ease and advised no further action was necessary on my part in my case. I appreciate his time and expertise. I would not hesitate to use his services in the future if necessary.
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Response from Brian Clark April 10, 2019
Glad we could make you feel comfortable and share a laugh together as well. Thanks for allowing us to serve you and please let us know how we could have provided a 5 star service in the future - Brian J. Clark & Associates
Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
Was helpful with my HOA issues. I appreciate his time and knowledge on the subject of HOA abuse.
Response from Brian Clark March 2, 2019
We are certainly happy to be of help to you. However, in an effort to provide a 5 star service, what could we have done differently? I don't see where we missed based on your response. Helpful, timely, and knowledgeable. Was there something that we left out?
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Referral
I was referred to Brian through a work contact. Unfortunately he doesn't handle small claims court questions but assisted as best as possible.
Response from Brian Clark February 7, 2019
Good to hear word is getting out about our firm! However, we are sorry your issue was not resolved. That said, how would you recommend we better serve you, given the fact that we did our best, as you said, and assisted you where possible? Also if it is unclear what services we offer they should be clearly listed on Brian's Avvo profile as well as our company website.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer for Jason Busiek
I finally spoke with Stacie Power yesterday, 2/5 after trying to get in contact with her for several days. The consultation went OK. Hopefully she follows up on the next steps. I also need guidance on what is the best way to handle certain situations. Also, I still feel like part of the suit should be damages from not disclosing.
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Response from Brian Clark February 7, 2019
Thank you, we will be in contact with Stacie to address your feedback. If not Stacie, someone from our legal team will reach back to you as soon as possible to address the guidance you are looking for. This person will be updated on your situation, so no need to go into detail here. Much appreciated for bringing this to our attention and we will do better.
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Posted by Jimmy | May 1, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unprofessional work, very dissatisfied with their services
I hired Brian Clark & Associates Attorneys Real Estate Group (ARG) after a CLC referral in October 2023 to represent me at a mediation meeting to attempt to get my earnest money deposit (EMD) returned to me by a sketchy house flipper who misled me during the purchase process. In the initial consultation I was told that this was an easy case and that the fees would be about $3000-$4500 when in the end they spent much more time on this case than they had quoted me for and the bill was closer to $8500. I was initially assigned a young attorney in mid October 2023 but as the mediation date in early November approached she told me that she wouldn’t be able to represent me at the mediation anymore and that one of the partners at the law firm would attend instead. The law firm failed to have my mediation brief and a replacement attorney ready in time for the mediation which forced me to reschedule the mediation session after the mediator contacted me on the weekend before the mediation session letting me know that my attorney failed to give him the mediation brief by the deadline he gave us. After I followed up by email and by phone the weekend before the mediation was supposed to happen they finally assigned a new attorney to my case and he prepared the mediation brief a few days after the mediation was supposed to have occurred. When the mediation finally happened in early December 2023 the attorney failed to properly represent me by going from arguing for the entire EMD to be returned to me to pretty quickly encouraging me to settle for less than half of the EMD. He also called me by the wrong name in front of me when he was presenting to the mediator (he called me Jose instead of my name Jimmy, which honestly felt humiliating and discriminatory coming from the person who was supposed to be keeping my best interest in mind. Ultimately he was a pushover and basically stopped arguing on my behalf, instead buying a few of the counter arguments used against me by the opposing side. That same attorney called me “Jose” again when he wrote up a draft follow-up email to the mediator and claimed it was autocorrect when I questioned him about this and after I had already told him to please stop calling me by the wrong name. I later found out that the young attorney who said she couldn’t represent me anymore had actually stopped working for them even though I was never informed by the law firm about this when she stopped handling my case, and when I showed the legal brief to an attorney friend a few months ago he said he was surprised at the poor quality of legal argumentation on the part of the attorney who wrote it. ARG also tried to bill me for the so-called work that the first attorney did when she failed to meet the mediator’s deadline for the legal briefs. To their credit, ARG removed most of those fees after I disputed those charges. Ultimately, I lost most of my EMD and the little I gained back was pretty much eaten up by ARG’s legal fees. So, if you are looking for legal representation for a real-estate related matter, please look elsewhere because Brian Clark & Associates will waste your time and money.
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incompetent and Dishonest
Brian gave a hard sales pitch to get us to sign him as both an estate attorney and real estate agent. After we signed, my father’s condition worsened and we needed to take out loans to pay for his care. We called Brian to make sure our estate and legal paperwork were in order and he never called us or had another attorney call us. Then, the doctor informed my father was dying and 6 messages and one week later — still no attorney called. In place, Brian had a real estate broker go to my father’s hospital room to get paperwork signed. The real estate broker fielded all legal questions without supervision and ultimately did all the paperwork wrong. We fired Brian and hired an estate law firm who immediately contacted my father and had his trust paperwork correctly set up with all correct notaries and witnesses within a week. After that is done, Brian Clark’s partner finally makes first contact to tell me that I cant fire Brian (even though the legal retainer says i can fire him at any time) because he’s also a real estate broker or assigned one in his office. He insists Brian will sell the house anyway and refuses to acknowledge he was fired. Snake oil salesman. Incompetent. Dishonest.
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don't waste your money
This office is horrible! They take your money and thats it. The staff is unprofessional and rude. Once they have the money they make up ever excuse possible why they are not available. You'll see for yourself so BEWARE.
Posted by Ryan | May 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Dissapointed
I received a referral from CLC for Brian J Clark & Associates. Brian was great in his consultation. That was the last time I heard from him. I wish I had stopped there! I was told my case would take about 4-6 hours of time to clear up. It was three weeks and still nothing had been resolved. The worst part was that I was never kept in the loop about what was going on. I had to email or call the firm to see what the status was on my case. It would have been nice to receive some updates. I spent a pretty penny and nothing has been resolved. Proceed with caution when dealing with this firm.
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Response from Brian Clark May 11, 2020
We would like to extend to you our most sincere apologies regarding your concerns. At Brian J. Clark & Associates we strive for the highest standard of care and prioritize customer service. However, I would like to elaborate in response to your scathing review. From the time that you retained, you did speak with multiple members of the firm; you were given multiple status updates via phone or email; and the law firm drafted correspondence which was sent to the appropriate parties to resolve your matter. Due to unprecedented times, the law firm had no control over how long the third parties would take to respond and resolve your issue; however, as a professional courtesy we followed up on multiple occasions with these parties. Furthermore, you had a final call with the firm on 5/8 wherein all of this was explained to you and despite the firm working and putting in time to resolve your issue, we returned 75% of your fee. Please reach out to us if you have any further questions, thank you.
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Posted by Elaine | September 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unexplained
I must say that the ending isn't what I expected. Brian gave me a lot of information and his time, my last conversation with him was to think about it and when I decided to have him write a letter I was told by the receptionist that he didn't want my case when I had already paid him to do the research he did. I'm now back to where I started and its very upsetting. When I asked for the return of the papers not even a note was enclosed. I have to say I'm very surprised because Brian doesn't seam like this would be his practice. I was recommended through CLC, I hope Brian gets to see this, because he was so thorough and gave me so much time. I must say the receptionist is rude and again it doesn't seam like that would be the person he would pick.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I could not see him
I called his secretary and made an appointment to visit his office. I took a half day off from work and I was on my way to his office only to learn from his secretary’s voice message that he only do his initial meeting on the phone only for any clients referred by the CLC. Why did his secretary made an appointment for me to meet him? I wasted my 4 hours of my Annual Leave.
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Response from Brian Clark February 6, 2019
Hello, Thank you for bringing this to our attention and given the circumstances we understand your frustration. As with all our clients, at Brian J. Clark & Associates, the initial consultation is by phone (not in person). I'm not seeing, based on our records, that we set your appointment in the office, but if we created this confusion our apologies. Also I see our team reached out to clarify once we realized the disconnect. That said, we will do additional research to understand where the breakdown occurred and look to prevent this from happening in the future. Much appreciated for your feedback.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-500 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Brian J. Clark & Associates, APC
  • 2018 - Present
  • President
  • Attorneys Funding Group Inc.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Sherlock| Clark LLP
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Managing Broker
  • Union Strong Homeowners Inc.
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • BPE Law Group, PC
  • 2011 - 2013
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Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of the Pacific
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2004
  • California St Univ Sonoma
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Associations

  • California Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Sacramento Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Veterans Administration
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Startup Panel - How to Launch a Company in Sacramento
  • Startups
  • 2018
  • Mortgages for Real Estate Professionals
  • Mortgages for Real Estate Professionals
  • 2013

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