Mark Armbruster is one of Southern California's leading land use attorneys, having successfully worked on numerous major real estate development projects in the region since 1978. He received a B.S. degree in political science from UCLA in 1971 and a J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1977.
In 1970-1971, Mark ran the successful inaugural campaign of former Los Angeles City Councilman Joel Wachs. He then served as Councilman Wachs' first Chief Deputy from 1971-1972. Subsequently, he ran the Congressional District office of former Congressman Alphonzo Bell. From 1974-1977, Mark worked for two real estate development companies, including Kaufman and Broad, while attending Loyola Law School.
In addition to 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 new high-rise buildings on Wilshire Boulevard near Westwood, the Century Plaza Hotel, Cypress Land Company, J.H. Snyder Companies, Marlborough School, Stephen S. Wise Temple, Bel Air Presbyterian Church, Laing Luxury Homes, Regency Centers, Standard Pacific Homes, and Genton-Barth.
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, the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation, and the Los Angeles Police Foundation.