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Neal S Zaslavsky

Litigation Attorney at West Hollywood, CA

4.6   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
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About Neal

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Neal S. Zaslavsky is the principal at the Law Office of Neal S. Zaslavsky, a Professional Corporation.  Neal has extensive experience in both law and business, with a professional career that has spanned nearly a quarter of a century.

 

Neal graduated from Southwestern Law School with Distinction for Public Service, where he was a part of the prestigious SCALE program, which enables a select group of students to complete law school's traditional three-year program in just two years.  Prior to law school, Neal had successfully worked for over 15 years in Management and Political Consulting.  He brings that broad range of experience and a keen understanding of many different industries and disciplines to the firm and to each client.

 

As a practicing attorney, Neal has represented a wide variety of clients, including individuals, small- and medium-sized public and private businesses, Fortune 500 companies – and everyone else in between.   Prior to establishing his own firm, Neal served as Managing Partner at the Nexus Law Group, a boutique business litigation firm in Pasadena, California.

 

Neal is a classic litigator and has worked on a broad spectrum of matters involving:

  • Breach of business contracts
  • Residential and commercial landlord-tenant actions
  • International law and Hague Convention issues
  • Employment discrimination
  • State and federal civil rights violations
  • Breach of fiduciary duty suits
  • Partnership control and dissolution matters
  • Major collection and judgment enforcement matters
  • Adversary proceedings in Bankruptcy Court
  • Probate litigation
  • Commercial real estate disagreements
  • Intellectual property suits

    …and a full array of other issues and torts that arise in the course of business and real life.  Neal also has significant experience on the transactional side and firmly believes that the best way to minimize future litigation risk is to have a solid contractual foundation for each transaction.  He is equally comfortable in the courtroom and the board room.

 

In representing his clients, Neal brings a rare combination of personal, business and professional experience to the table.  Neal has an insatiable passion for justice and fiercely fights for his clients.  He also takes the time to learn about the non-legal factors that affect each litigation…the emotional drivers underlying each client's desire to litigate or need to defend against a litigation that has been commenced.  Neal firmly believes that while litigation certainly involves using the justice system to right the wrongs that have been done, it also involves understanding and managing expectations, dealing with unique personalities, and addressing the core fundamental principles held by individual and corporate litigants.  This unique combination makes Neal a successful and empathetic litigator.

 

In his role as Management Consultant, Neal worked with diverse business entities across the world.  These industries include:

  • Real Estate
  • Housing
  • Land Use
  • Entertainment and Media
  • Government Affairs
  • Medical
  • Personal and Professional Services
  • Fashion
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Technology and Information Systems
  • Specialty Products

 

Neal consulted for both start-ups and long-standing companies. In that role, he has authored business plans, conducted operational audits for expansions and restructuring, facilitated training, prepared personnel policies and procedures, and developed media and marketing strategies. He has also negotiated contracts for real estate, construction, employee benefit packages, product development and placement, manufacturing requirements and supply chain management.

In his role as Political Consultant, Neal advised and managed more than two dozen political campaigns at the local, state and national levels. He has been invited to lecture on various political and legal topics at several major universities in the United States and Argentina.

 

Over the last 25 years, Neal has served on the boards of a number of community-based and public service organizations.  Neal served on the Board of Directors of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for seven terms and co-founded the Chamber's political action committee. He has served as President of the Rotary Club of West Hollywood and was a member of the Rotary Club of Westwood Village. He also served for three terms on the City of West Hollywood's Eastside Project Advisory Committee, the city's advisory commission for redevelopment and quality of life issues on the then-blighted eastside of the city. 

 

Neal served as the commission's Vice-Chair until redevelopment agencies were eliminated as part of Governor Brown's budget reforms. Neal was recently appointed to the City of West Hollywood's Eastside Working Group, a special task force charged with creating a long range Community Plan for the city's rapidly developing east side.  Neal is also a member of the Board of Directors of the West Hollywood Library Foundation.

 

During his summer term of law school, Neal lived in Buenos Aires, where he worked as a judicial extern with the Defensoría Oficial ante la Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina (Defender General of the Nation before the Supreme Judicial Court of Argentina). During his time in Buenos Aires, Neal was invited to lecture on topics related to the American legal system for two classes at the University of Buenos Aires Law School.  He co-authored a paper with Argentine Federal Judge Dr. Daniel Horacio Obligado on American Jury Systems that was later published in the Foundation for Higher Studies in Juridical Sciences. While in Argentina, Neal conducted legal research on the issue of same-sex marriage under Argentine law prior to its legalization in Argentina. Upon returning home to southern California, he presented an award-winning paper on the subject of same-sex marriages in Argentina.

 

Upon completion of his coursework, Neal was a law clerk with Bet Tzedek Legal Services, a well-regarded pro bono law firm in Los Angeles. He was assigned to the Housing Conditions and Impact Litigation unit where he worked closely with the directing attorneys in conducting comprehensive research and drafting case materials in the areas of landlord/tenant, housing, consumer protection and other related topics.

 

Neal earned a dual B.A. from the University of Arizona in both Political Science and Spanish Language and Literature. Subsequently, he was a Graduate Fellow, pursuing his Ph.D. in the Department of Political Science.  He taught classes on American Government, State and Local Government and Voting Behavior. Many local, national and international media outlets have tapped Neal's expertise for political analysis of a number of different campaigns and various pressing issues of the day.

 

Neal holds his J.D. with Distinction for Public Service from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. While in law school, Neal received academic awards for Legal Ethics, Federal Tax Law and Legal Writing. Consistent with his commitment to public service and high ethical principles, during law school he served on the Student-Faculty Relations Committee, the University's enforcement body for the Code of Academic Integrity.

Neal is a member in good standing with the State Bar of California and is licensed to practice before all state courts in California, as well as in the federal courts of the Central District of California, the Northern District of California, and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He has also successfully appeared before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California and the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board in Southern California, the Central Valley, and in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Neal has also appeared at numerous state and federal mediation and arbitration proceedings throughout the State of California.  Neal has participated in international legal proceedings and has taken overseas depositions pursuant to Letters Rogatory issued by judges in California.  Neal has also advised on legal proceedings outside of California and has clients across the country.  Neal is a member of the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.

Neal is an avid traveler and has visited some 44 U.S. states, 4 Canadian provinces and 30 countries across North, Central, and South America, Europe, and Asia.

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Law Office of Neal S. Zaslavsky, a Professional Corporation
7985 Santa Monica Blvd.
#109-408
West Hollywood, CA, 90046

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Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Brilliant Attorney Highly Recommend
Neal Zaslavsky stands alone with his profound intelligence, generous spirit, and utter and complete honesty. There's not an Attorney in his field who can compare with him. One in a million. Absolutely very highly recommended. A brilliant man, who is patient and on top of his game. Wow. Thank you, Neal.
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Neal is fiercely intelligent, with integrity. I'd like to express my ongoing gratitude for his generosity of spirit, and for sharing his time so generously. Highly recommended. I've known him for a few years. Excellent Attorney. He's a fighter for justice, and no one is a match for his preparedness and knowledge. He rightfully is a CA Super Attorney for the 4th year in a row.
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Posted by Eugene | November 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
I and another party have been clients of Neal Zaslavsky, and wish to express our gratitude to him for a case well resolved. Neal guided us through, being professional and patient, and achieved a good settlement for us. Many thanks. Highly recommended.
Posted by Erin | September 17, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Brilliant and Kind
Mr. Zaslavsky exceeds my personal and professional expectations. I would recommend him to anyone, and he is a great blessing. He is highly intelligent, and extraordinarily kind. I would like to acknowledge his integrity as well as his wisdom, and experience. Thank you, Mr. Zaslavsky.
Posted by Erin | September 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent! Exceeds All Expectations
I was fortunate to be referred to Mr. Zaslavsky through another Attorney I value. As a Paralegal who has worked with, and knows many attorneys over the years, meeting Mr. Zaslavsky was one of the most fortunate moments of my life. He is intelligent, patient, knowledgeable, friendly, informed, available, professional and genuine. His professional and personal demeanor is unmatched. He assisted me with a difficult matter, and I value him immensely. He is a rare gem, both as a man, and as an attorney. His personal and professional knowledge and demeanor exceeded my expectations. I feel very fortunate and very grateful to have made his acquaintance. I will certainly always refer people to him and feel he is a rarity. Thank you, Mr. Zaslavsky!
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2015
The Man to Get it Done!
So I've always been great with my living situation, until new management came and decided to start trying to pull stunts to evict me! I don't get into the paperwork I'm clueless as to how i need to handle this. I contacted Neal and he handled everything! I made one court appearance with him and my new landlord now knows the deal! It was obvious that he is well educated and experienced in the field and keeps up to date with what's going on. Thanks Neal, if anything You are definitely my first call.
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Posted by Jan | August 7, 2014
110% grateful for Atty. Neal S. Zaslavsky's stellar counsel!
I retained Mr. Zaslavsky to clean up a prior attorney's poor representation in a debt matter. Over the course of time, Mr. Zaslavsky has brilliantly and with great care, represented me on the many twists and turns that my case has taken. His counsel is extremely thorough and absolutely invaluable. His responsiveness and availability are extraordinary. I am very grateful and proud to have Mr. Zaslavsky's vigorous advocacy supporting me as we navigate through some very difficult waters. An inspiration and wonderful mentor for any who might even consider an occupation within the legal profession.
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Response from Neal Zaslavsky August 8, 2014
Thank you so much. It has been both an honor and a privilege to know you and to work with you through this difficult situation. I look forward to bringing that same passion to the remaining portions of this matter, as we continue to pursue justice for you.
Posted by joan | August 7, 2014
ONE GREAT LAWYER
I have never talked to, or met a lawyer as knowledgeable and patient as Neal Zaslavsky. I have already given his name to many people that I have met, because he is so excellent. I would recommend this lawyer to the world. I did not know this lawyer before my first call to him and I was in a serious landlord/tenant situation. He gave me the legal advice I needed and spent many hours on the phone with me and never cut me short, or made me feel like I was taking too much of his time. He continued to show concern for my problem and followed through until the issues were resolved He helped me address the issues and even showed up at an important meeting, to be sure that I was not alone, due to the situation, He is very professional and smart and the people I have referred to him, have thanked me and have said the same.
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Response from Neal Zaslavsky August 8, 2014
Thank you for the kind words. Being "present" at all times for my clients is very important to me. When a client comes to me because she (or he) is facing a difficult, challenging, and often gut-wrenching set of circumstances, I will always try to do that I can to fulfill my role as both attorney and counselor at law. My clients deserve the best, and that is what I strive to give each and every one.
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Rude and Abrupt Consulation
I contacted the law office of Mr. Zaslavsky regarding a civil case. A staff attorney answered the phone. Initially he was courteous, however when I tried to speak near the end of the less than the 9 minute conversation to add one last detail, I was told "I don't don't care about that!". Within a few minutes of sending court documents the staff attorney called back and said the office would not be interested in taking the case. I can understand if it's not a match for an attorney to take on a new client or vice versa. This was a completely rude and abrasive experience. I do not recommend contacting this office for a consultation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 295-425 per hour
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Principal
  • Law Office of Neal S. Zaslavsky, a Professional Corporation
  • 2013 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Nexus Law Group, LLP
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Law Clerk (pending bar results)
  • DCDM Law Group
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Bet Tzedek Legal Services
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Judicial Extern/Pasantia
  • Defensoria General ante La Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nacion Argentina
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • Southwestern Univ SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Arizona
  • MA/PhD Program
  • 1992
  • University of Arizona
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989
  • Boston University
  • 1986
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Associations

  • Eastside Working Group (City of West Hollywood)
  • Member; Liaison to city staff
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Eastside Project Advisory Commission (City of West Hollywood)
  • Vice Chair, 2011-2012
  • 2007 - 2012
  • West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Board of Directors, 1996-2003
  • 1996 - 2003
  • Rotary Club
  • President, West Hollywood Chapter, 1999-2000
  • 1994 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Named to 2015 Super Lawyers' Rising Stars list
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Named to 2014 Super Lawyers' Rising Stars list
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Award for Academic Excellence (Federal Income Tax)
  • Witkin Institute
  • 2009
  • Excellence for the Future Award (Legal Ethics)
  • CALI
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Fundacion de Altos Estudios en Ciencias Juridicas, Buenos Aires
  • El caso para la legalización de los matrimonios entre personas del mismo sexo en la Argentina y el reconocimiento en la Argentina de los matrimonios entre personas del mismo sexo se realizó legalmente en otras jurisdicciones.
  • 2009
  • Fundación de Altos Estudios en Ciencias Jurídicas, Buenos Aires
  • Sistema de jurados de acusación en los EE.UU.
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Facultad de Derecho, UBA, Buenos Aires
  • Sistema de jurados de acusación en los EE.UU.
  • 2009

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Litigation Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Neal for many years. He is a talented and effective advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate to refer cases to Neal in the future."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great citizen of the legal community. He is knowledgeable, respectful, and fair! He understands that both sides of a conflict need to "give" in order to resolve a dispute."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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West Hollywood Litigation Lawyer Neal S Zaslavsky
Neal S Zaslavsky
Litigation Attorney
West Hollywood, CA
Licensed for 11 years