For over 25 years, Farhad Novian, the Managing Partner of Novian & Novian LLP, has advised, counseled and represented California businesses and individuals in a broad range of corporate and business transactions and disputes. These matters have been resolved or adjudicated at the state or federal level through court trials, jury verdicts, at arbitration, at mediation or informally. In so doing, Farhad has built and manages a highly capable and skilled team of corporate, litigation and transactional attorneys providing legal services to the Novian clients, all at competitive rates.
Farhad’s business counseling and litigation advocacy skills have successfully resolved or adjudicated disputes and matters involving breach of contract, business fraud, copyright and trademark, defamation, entertainment law, hospitality, labor and employment, licensing, partnership, real estate, trade secret misappropriation and right of publicity violations. Farhad has also garnered success in representing numerous privately held and publicly traded companies on transactional matters in the corporate, entertainment, hospitality, real estate and technology fields from the start-up funding phase, to operations, to mergers and acquisitions.
Farhad earned a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from UCLA in 1981. He received his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School Los Angeles, in 1984. In 1988, the brother combination of Farid and Farhad founded Novian & Novian and has remained consistently strong players in the legal community since then. For close to two decades, Farhad has enjoyed recognition as an “AV” rated lawyer via the peer-review system established and administered by Martindale-Hubbell, with “AV” being the highest rating for “legal ability” and “faithful adherence to the professional standards of conduct and legal ethics of the legal profession, professional reliability and diligence . . . .”
Farhad is active in state and federal bar associations and regularly lectures at UCLA on real estate and hospitality law and has participated in the “Boardroom Series” lectures on corporate structuring matters before young entrepreneurial professionals. As a community participant, Farhad is a member of the Board of Directors of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and a volunteer in several other community organizations. He has two young sons and enjoys playing tennis during his off hours and is an avid art enthusiast.
Languages spoken: English, Farsi, Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2016|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Partner||Novian & Novian LLP||1989 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills||N/A||2005 - Present|
|International Trademark Association||N/A||1985 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||N/A||1985 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||N/A||1985 - Present|
|Sungkamee v. Saengkaeo||Successfully obtained defense verdict|
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|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|University of California - Los Angeles||Economics / Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|UCLA Extension's Restaurant Industry Course||Lectures on Property Leases, City Permits, Licenses and everything essential for success in the Hospitality Industry in Los Angeles||2015|
|Speaker at forum in favor of Aaron Weissman for LASC judge||Speaker at forum in favor of Aaron Weissman for LASC judge||2015|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association Speaker||Purchasing and Developing Retail Shopping Centers||2014|