Mark Armbruster is one of Southern California's leading land use attorneys. He has successfully worked on numerous major real estate development projects in the region since 1978. Mark received his B.S. degree in political science from UCLA in 1971 and his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1977.
Mark ran the successful inaugural campaign of former Los Angeles City Councilman Joel Wachs in 1970 - 1971. He then served as Councilman Wachs' first Chief Deputy from 1971-1972. Subsequently, he ran the Congressional District office of former Congressman Alphonzo Bell. While attending Loyola Law School from 1974 to 1977, Mark worked for two real estate development companies, including Kaufman and Broad.
Through his expertise in the land use area, Mark brings years of experience and credibility with elected officials, their staffs and departmental staffs within the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles, and numerous other municipalities in the Southern California area. He has successfully represented clients in many major commercial, industrial, retail and residential projects, including all of the recent high-rise buildings on Wilshire Boulevard near Westwood, IMT Residential, CIM, Kennedy Wilson, LeFrak, MGA Entertainment, Anheuser-Busch, KB Home, Cypress Land Company, Fifield Companies, Marlborough School, Stephen S. Wise Temple, Milken Schools, and Bel Air Presbyterian Church. Notably, Mark represented Next Century Associates, LLC in the processing and approval of the Project's entitlements with the City of Los Angeles.
Mark has served as President of the City of Los Angeles Environmental Affairs Commission for six years, and on the Board of Directors of Bel Air Country Club and the Michael Burke Foundation. He and his wife are actively involved with many civic activities, including the Los Angeles Zoo, St. John's Hospital, and the Los Angeles Police Foundation. In 2013, the Los Angeles Business Journal recognized Mark as a top real estate lawyer in its "Who's Who in L.A. Law."