Be advised: Michael Mark Bryant and his numerous companies, (e.g. One LA Lifestyle, One LA Law, One LA Executive Jets etc.) is a scam artist. Thankfully he’s not the sharpest tool in the shed so his scams are easy to detect. Sadly, I did not do my research before dealing with him and have been scammed out of thousands.
Let’s begin: Michael Mark Bryant is NOT an attorney or lawyer. He is NOT licensed to practice law in any of the 50 states. He claims to have graduated from Harvard Law School. This is laughable. There is no record of a Michael Mark Bryant having attended or graduated from Harvard. Ask him for his bar licensee number and see how quickly he deflects.
His company, One LA Lifestyle (www.onelalifestyle.com) purports to rent cars, jets, and yachts. He obtains these cars, jets, and yachts from unsuspecting owners. Here’s how Michael Mark Bryant’s scam works:
1. Scam someone out of their car, jet or yacht by promising them he’ll make their finance payments.
2. Stop answering his phone so that the rightful owner can no longer get a hold of him.
3. Advertise the car, jet or yacht for rent on Craigslist.
4. Collect deposit from an unsuspecting renter.
5. Stop answering his phone on the booking date and pocket the deposit. The owner gets nothing. The renter gets nothing. Michael Mark Bryant keeps car/jet/yacht and pays nothing. (His scam is also applied to estates and apartments for rent in downtown LA)
If you have a car and were contacted by Michael Mark Bryant and/or One LA Lifestyle, you probably have a listing on Swapalease. FYI – subleasing a vehicle is illegal almost everywhere. Call Swapalease and tell them someone running an auto subleasing scam is using their site for leads. They should know better.
He probably told you your vehicle has “negative equity” in these “tough market environments.” Tell him you’d rather take it than any false positives from him.
He’ll act like your best friend until he gets the car, jet or yacht, after that – he’s scammed you. You’ll be lucky to get your car back in one piece.
Disregard the website. It’s a hoax like he is. He’s the head of an illegal enterprise. Delete his e-mail
Do NOT be fooled. when all they want to do is scam people out of whatever money he can collect on a deposit and leave people without their car.
If you visit the website for his so-called law firm, (www.onelalaw.com) you won’t find any bar license numbers, any names of attorneys or anything to suggest the firm is legitimate. That is because it is not.
Avoid Michael Mark Bryant and One LA Lifestyle at all costs
FYI He’s in the process of getting evicted out of his current offices at 601 S. Figueroa St and 811 Figueroa St. Servcorp (his office landlord) has served him papers. He is currently being sued by the firm representing Regus Offices for past due balance totaling $9600. Feel free to do your own due diligence. This is all public record.
PS He doesnt pay his employees. David Schroeder of Glendale is just one of a dozen victims. If you currently work for this scumbag, I would advise you to report him to the labor commission as it is highly likely he will unlawfully terminate you without pay.