Mark R. Bateman 2020-05-26T18:43:03+00:00


Partner | Business Law


Partner | Business Law

Mark R. Bateman is a partner at Young Wooldridge, LLP and manages the firm’s Business Department.  Mark’s practice encompasses real estate and business law. He represents clients across a variety of industries including agribusinesses, oil and gas producers and service companies, real estate owners/developers, construction firms, healthcare entities, financial institutions, brokers, fiduciaries, trustees, and public entities.

Mark assists clients with matters involving real property development and management, construction, asset acquisition and disposition, leasing, entity formation and governance, structuring business relationships, contractual matters, title issues, mineral and water rights, environmental issues, financing and other business issues.

Prior to moving his family back to Bakersfield in 2004, Mark spent more than a decade with the Los Angeles office of Morrison & Foerster.


  • B.S., Business Administration,  University of Southern California, magna cum laude, 1988
  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Order of the Coif, 1991


  • State Bar of California, 1991
  • United States District Court, Central and Eastern Districts of California

Professional Associations:

  • Kern County Farm Bureau (Member of its Board of Directors)
  • California Lawyers Association (Advisor to and Past Chair of Agribusiness Committee, Business Law Section)
  • Bakersfield Association of Professional Landmen (member)
  • Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce (member of its Board of Directors and its General Counsel)
  • Rotary Club of Bakersfield (member and past board member)
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Kern County (past member of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee)
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