Selecting This Firm


We are focused on achieving client goals and preventing and resolving conflicts. This is done by carefully listening to client wishes and concerns, drafting agreements that speak to future concerns, and settling disputes in a way that minimizes expense and stress while obtaining the best overall result for the client.

Technology allows clients to be an active part of the process. A client portal and videoconferencing mean many activities can be done remotely and securely. When geography and cost allow, in-person meetings are encouraged.


Mark Burnstein has over twenty years of experience as an attorney, working in administrative law, litigation, and transactional law, training and experience in mediation and arbitration, a law degree from UCLA, and an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

He has worked as an attorney for large and small law firms and for Fortune 500 companies. This gives him a unique perspective on the practice of law and how different kinds of attorneys and clients think about issues and cases.

Legal Services

We offer both flat-fee and by-the-hour legal services, depending on the matter type and client preference. We try to find an arrangement that works for both lawyer and client.

Volunteer Activities

Not everyone can afford legal services. Assisting people who can't afford legal representation understand their rights and resolve conflicts hopefully makes the world a little better. Mark has volunteered with:

  • Ventura County Legal Aid

  • Conejo Free Clinic

  • Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law

  • Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles

  • Center for Conflict Resolution

  • Conflict Resolution Institute

  • LA County Bar Association Arbitration & Mediation Panel

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