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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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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 20%
  2. Trademark Infringement: 20%
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 15%
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%
  5. Other: 30%
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Attorney endorsements

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  • Kevin Scott Neiman

    Farhad is an excellent attorney. He is professional, a strong advocate for his clients, and approaches each matter with the thoughtfulness and care that it deserves. Without reservation, I endorse him.


    Kevin Neiman Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Brandon C. Fernald

    Farhad is a worthy adversary in litigation and an all around good lawyer.


    Brandon Fernald Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Novian & Novian LLP

1801 Century Park East,Suite 1201

Los Angeles, CA, 90067-2314


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerNovian & Novian LLP1989 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Temple Emanuel of Beverly HillsN/A2005 - Present
International Trademark AssociationN/A1985 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A1985 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationN/A1985 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sungkamee v. SaengkaeoSuccessfully obtained defense verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of California - Los AngelesEconomics / Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UCLA Extension's Restaurant Industry CourseLectures on Property Leases, City Permits, Licenses and everything essential for success in the Hospitality Industry in Los Angeles2015
Speaker at forum in favor of Aaron Weissman for LASC judgeSpeaker at forum in favor of Aaron Weissman for LASC judge2015
Beverly Hills Bar Association SpeakerPurchasing and Developing Retail Shopping Centers2014