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Mark D. Alpert

Mark D. Alpert

Mark Alpert is a seasoned property rights litigator at Hart, King & Coldren in Santa Ana, California. He is currently representing the Yakura family, because the city of Carson is preventing them from charging fair rents at their mobile home park. Mrs. Yakura, who is now 85,was interned with her husband during World War II as Japanese immigrants. The Yakuras are among many real estate business owners and commercial landlords that Mr. Alpert has represented before administrative bodies and state and federal courts. He has a broad background in complex business litigation ranging from representing small family businesses to large corporations.

Mr. Alpert has obtained substantial rent increases for property owners subject to rent control throughout California, including:

Mr. Alpert has litigated many property rights cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, several of which have led to the recognition of new theories of recovery that will make it possible for more property owners to successfully challenge takings caused by rent control or other forms of governmental regulation.

Prior to joining Hart, King & Coldren, Mr. Alpert was a partner with Kendig & Alpert in Newport Beach.

Admitted to Practice:
U.S. District Court Central, Northern and Southern District's of California
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee, J.D., 1988

University of California at Irvine, B.A. 1985
Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, School of Social Sciences Order of Merit, Distinguished Services to Social Sciences Community

Professional Activities:
Mr. Alpert lectures and writes frequently on topics related to property rights and environmental liability. In 1997 Mr. Alpert was an instructor for the University of California, Riverside extension program. His teachings covered real estate issues including landlord/tenant law and regulatory takings.

Professional Associations and Memberships:
California State Bar Association;
Orange County Bar Association;
Los Angeles Bar Association;
University of California at Irvine Alumni Association, Board of Directors, Vice President of Programs;
City of Huntington Beach Environmental Board Secretary

Contact information:

Mark D. Alpert
Hart, King & Coldren
200 East Sandpointe
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Tel 714.432.8700 ext. 344
Fax 714.432.7457

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