Mark Gleason is an attorney in our trusts and estates, real estate, and business and finance practice groups. In his practice, Mark works closely with clients regarding estate planning, business succession planning, and the administration of trusts and estates. He also works with individuals and businesses regarding entity formation, contract negotiations, real estate transactions, and mergers and acquisitions.

Born and raised on a ranch, and competing in rodeo through college, Mark’s passion for agriculture steered his undergraduate degree and his initial career in food processing. However, his analytical nature ultimately led him to a career in law. While he maintained a strong interest in agricultural issues, his practice branched out to include assisting clients in a variety of situations. Whether advising individuals regarding their estate plans or large companies in acquisitions, Mark finds the most enjoyable task is boiling down complex issues in a way his clients can understand, allowing them to feel confident in their decisions.

Mark began his career with a large international law firm in Orange County, where his practice involved real estate matters and civil litigation. Prior to joining our firm, Mark also served as a Deputy City Attorney to the City of Fresno, where he focused on municipal finance, contract negotiations, and real estate matters.

In his spare time, Mark is either helping operate his family’s cattle ranch, or he’s doing whatever activity his four children are involved in at the moment, including horseback riding, skiing, basketball and lacrosse.


  • J.D., with highest honors, George Washington University Law School
  • B.S., cum laude, Agribusiness, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
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Areas Of Practice

Our experienced agricultural attorneys provide a broad range of assistance to clients, both domestically and internationally, in many areas of agribusiness and agricultural law.

Our business and finance attorneys represent national, regional and local clients participating in significant transactions.

Welcome to one of the largest and most sophisticated estate planning practices in the Southwest and California.

Our real estate practice is one of the largest in the American West, including Arizona, California, Colorado and Nevada with experience in all aspects of the real estate development process, from due diligence, acquisition and finance, through land use permitting and entitlements, to leasing and sale.

Our tax attorneys are committed to helping clients proactively structure their businesses, transactions, and estate plans in the most tax-efficient manner.

Thoughtful and careful preparation of estate plan documents is key to wealth preservation and transition. Proper implementation and diligent administration are equally critical.


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