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Farhad Novian

Litigation Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1985
    Status
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About Farhad

Learn Farhad’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    20%
    Litigation is not just a method of protection — it is also a strategic decision and an investment in the future of your business.

  2. Trademark infringement
    20%
    Focused on helping you create a unique plan that is specifically tailored to help you reach your legal objectives.

  3. Contracts and agreements
    15%
    Partnership agreements Corporate documents Corporate mergers and acquisitions Buyout agreements Stockholder documents, regulatory filings and proxy statements Buy-sell agreements, family limited partnerships, executive compensation

  4. Copyright infringement
    15%
    Protect copyrights and trademarks and advise on risks. Copyright and trademark registration and maintenance. Copyright infringement and fair use claims.

  5. Business
    10%
    Focused on: Partnership disputes Real estate disputes Contract disputes Intellectual property Shareholder disputes Employment and labor issues Insurance Publicity and privacy rights Securities Unfair competition and trade secrets Appeals

  6. Corporate and incorporation
    10%
    Diligently focused on helping your organization minimize taxes and limit the risks that you face. Most importantly, we will put you in the best possible position to avoid future disputes, enabling you to sidestep the hassle and expense of litigation.

  7. Intellectual property
    10%
    Your intellectual property is what gives you a competitive edge — and that is why it is essential to protect it.

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.

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Novian & Novian LLP
1801 Century Park East,Suite 1201
Los Angeles, CA, 90067-2314
Novian & Novian, LLP
3655 Torrance Blvd., Third Floor
Torrance, CA, 90503
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Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So thankful!
Farhad helped me so much and I'm grateful he was my lawyer. I value his sharp mind, his vast knowledge of the law, and the dedication he had for me as his client. I was dealing with several complex legal issues, and Farhad solved all of them in the best manner possible. I recommend Farhad.
Posted by Tim | April 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Top-Tier LA Law Firm
I cannot offer a more resounding recommendation for Novian & Novian or be more grateful to Farhad Novian & his staff for their exemplary work on my behalf. In September of 2015, a devastating apartment fire caused me to lose nearly everything I had. After having my life endangered, I was left without a home, clothes, cherished family heirlooms, medication or even car keys. To make matters worse, the apartment property managers attempted to stonewall and manipulate me. I was beyond scared and despondent, for I had been the victim of outlandish negligence, and the people responsible for that negligence were doing everything they could to cover their tracks and even profit on this tragedy. Within one day of emailing Farhad Novian, he began advocating for me with the zeal and conscientiousness that would seem reserved for long-term clients. Since then, he and his staff spent 1.5 years serving as my ardent advocates and buffer against the disgustingly unethical defendants. A lawsuit is an arduous undertaking, and Novian & Novian did all the heavy lifting, thereby enabling me to focus on rebuilding my life. In the end, Novian & Novian facilitated a favorable outcome for me without going to trial. But to my astonishment, they arrived at mediation prepared to go to court! This provided yet another prominent example of their exemplary diligence and commitment to me. There are more than 54,000 attorneys in LA County, but I challenge anyone to identify another firm that would work as hard and as well for an unknown client as Novian & Novian worked for me. Farhad Novian & his staff are the best, both in terms of legal competence and expectation-exceeding care of clients, and I am proud to call Farhad & his staff my attorneys for life. I am forever grateful and unequivocally recommend this exceptional firm.
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Posted by Hannah | February 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The best of the best.
Farhad Novian, Esq. of Novian & Novian LLP in Los Angeles, CA is a true legal talent when it comes to bolstering careers, monetizing intellectual property assets and defending the rights of creative professionals such as myself. He is a fierce defender of the word of the law, even in regards to less tangible industries such as art/design-based trademarks and patents. As my attorney, he has helped me to address the root of a handful of complex issues, always keeping the fruit of the future in mind with regards to protective action and proactive measures. I have appreciated his thorough attention to detail, clear and lightning-fast communication and keen mind of experience. He does it all while maintaining the mindfulness to call in second and third opinions of experts, as he helped me to build a realistic and savvy business model. He is highly adept at communicating with opposing parties and will stand for nothing less than a correct and positive outcome. I consider him the best of the best. Hannah
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Posted by Christina | April 11, 2016
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Great honest lawyer
I had a hard time finding a lawyer I could trust for a privacy issue. Farhad Novian and his team were beyond helpful, responsive and trustworthy. They gave me piece of mind and helped settle my case in a timely manner. I highly recommend Farhad Novian and his team.
Posted by Lewis | November 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trademark / Intellectual property case.
This was a trademark / intellectual property case involving actual retail products. My company was the plaintiff. I was represented by another firm for 2 years. The case was dragging on, costs escalating and we were being manipulated by the opposing firm. At a crucial moment in time, I made a strategic decision to hire and move the case to Farhad and the Novian and Novian team. Immediately they went on the offensive and took charge of the case. The opposing law firm instantly understood it was " Game on" and we were not going to bullied, delayed or manipulated. Farhad and his team prepared a fierce strategy then tactically executed the plan. They recommended the appropriate experts, and were aggressive in proactive filings. Within a reasonably short period of time the other side agreed to a settlement conference before a retired judge. The case was settled at the settlement conference. I very much appreciate everything that Farhad and the Novian and Novian team for me. I highly recommend them.
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Posted by Lewis | October 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREAT REPRESENTATION!
This was a trademark / intellectual property case involving actual retail products. My company was the plaintiff. I was represented by another firm for 2 years. The case was dragging on, costs escalating and we were being manipulated by the opposing firm. At a crucial moment in time, i made a strategic decision to hire and move the case to Farhad and the Novian and Novian team. Immediately they went on the offensive and took charge of the case. The opposing law firm instantly understood it was " Game on" and we were not going to bullied, delayed or manipulated. Farhad and his team prepared a fierce strategy then tactically executed the plan. They recommended the appropriate experts, and were aggressive in proactive filings. within a reasonably short period of time the other side agreed to non binding arbitration. The case was settled on that day of Arbitration. I very much appreciate everything that Farhad and the Novian and Novian team for me. I highly recommend them.
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Posted by Rick | October 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Totally Dependable & Highly Recommended
I have been a client of Novian & Novian for over 10 years and consider Farhad Novian as a highly experienced business and corporate litigator. His extensive legal experience and considerable success allows him to apply the most effective legal strategy, resulting in a successful outcome on a wide spectrum of litigation matters. Not only is Farhad easily approachable and a pleasure to work with, he is open to recommendations, astute in his comprehension of changing circumstances that affect strategy, and remains both tireless and completely committed in his efforts to achieve victory for his clients. From my direct experience I can state with conviction that Farhad and his team of attorneys have successfully built a multi-disciplinary practice that any client can trust to serve a company’s highest legal and business interests. I recommend them highly and without reservation.
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Posted by David | October 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
A lawyer's lawyer
I am an attorney and have used the services of Farhad for personal matters as well as referring clients to him. He is thorough, skilled and caring. He has all the qualities you want when you need first class legal representation. He has represented me in litigation and other matters. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Ben | October 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Farhad is exceptionally well-organized attorney and dedicated to serving his clients. I've worked with Farhad and his firm, Novian & Novian for over a year and I have only obtained positive results on all my copyright and intellectual property litigation matters. I have recommended Novian & Novian to fellow artists and will continue to recommend them to anyone in search of quality legal assistance. Prior to working with Farhad, I knew little to nothing about copyright infringement, but he was very patient in explaining the process and my rights, throughout the process. Whenever I would reach out with an email or a phone call, I would always get a reply on the same day. I highly recommend Farhad and Novian & Novian on IP matters.
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Posted by Rick | October 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Brilliant & Tough with quick results
I've found Farhad to be extremely knowledgeable, tough and to the point. His experience and knowledge in all facets of business litigation has led to favorable and quick results. Farhad is all about speed with a favorable close. Highly recommend Farhad and his team at Novian & Novian.
Posted by David | October 2, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An Outstanding Attorney and Firm
Farhad Novian is one of the few attorneys who actually care about the result for his client. If you want a lawyer and a team who do actually care, hire Farhad and his firm.
Posted by MIS | October 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
As savvy and experienced as they come
I had the pleasure of working closely with Farhad on several cases. He is a sharp and intelligent attorney who understands the law and legal system extremely well and works diligently to achieve his client's goals, regardless of the size of the case.
Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2009
The Best.
Professional, Loyal, Informative, Genuine. He is the best at what he does.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Novian & Novian LLP
  • 1989 - Present

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sungkamee v. Saengkaeo
  • Successfully obtained defense verdict

Associations

  • Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills
  • 2005 - Present
  • International Trademark Association
  • 1985 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 1985 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • 1985 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • 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
  • Novian & Novian LLP
  • Speaker at forum in favor of Aaron Weissman for LASC judge
  • 2015
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Speaker
  • Purchasing and Developing Retail Shopping Centers
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (1)
Endorse Farhad
Litigation Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An exceptional litigation attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Highly recommended lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I opposed Farhad. He was a tough, straight shooter, who worked hard for his client without losing his integrity"
Litigation Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Farhad is a worthy adversary in litigation and an all around good lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Los Angeles Litigation Lawyer Farhad Novian
Farhad Novian
Litigation Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 38 years