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Farzad Nezam

Divorce and separation Attorney at Encino, CA

5.0   24 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
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About Farzad

Learn Farzad’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Community property, separate property, support, division of assets of medium to high net worth individuals and everything in between from inception to trial.

  2. Mediation
    Will mediate cases to avoid conflict and cost of divorce between couples that have the potential and desire to settle out of court. I will utilize my years of experience in California Family Law to guide the couple to settlement.

  3. Marriage and prenuptials

Farzad Nezam is the founder of the Law offices of Nezam & Associates. Mr. Nezam represents clients in all aspects of complex family and civil law; complex divorce litigation, child custody, spousal support and negotiations.


Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Nezam worked for the law firm of Tharpe & Howell and the Beverly Hills law firm of Abrams, Tofer and Reghabi, LLC.  While in his first year of law school, Mr. Nezam interned at the California Department of Justice (Attorney General's Office) in Los Angeles and was invited back for a second year. While at the Department of Justice Mr. Nezam was directly supervised by the now Los Angeles Superior Court Judge the Honorable Judge Karen Ackerson-Brazille.


Mr. Nezam invests the time to fully understand his clients' needs and goals. This deep understanding of the client coupled with his back ground in psychology and litigation experience is an invaluable and unique asset that has lead to successful negotiations and is a major contributing factor to his outstanding achievements in courts when negotiations fail. 


Farzad Nezam received his Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the California State University at Los Angeles and then graduated from the University Of La Verne College Of Law in Ontario California with a J.D. Degree. Mr. Nezam is licensed to practice law in California. Mr. Nezam also speaks Farsi.


Mr. Nezam, currently handles all types of divorce and family law cases throughout the Los Angeles & Orange County area.

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Matin Vassel, Esq.


Nezam & Associates
16633 Ventura Blvd, suite 1050
Encino, CA, 91436

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
The Best Attorney
Mr Farzad Nezam is great to work with. He explains everything in detail and made the process a better learning experience. Farzad responds in an extreme timely matter, he is a very knowledge, trustworthy person. There is no other attorney that will work as hard for you. He gave me great legal advice. I really appreciate everything he did for me.I would highly recommend him to everyone!
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2020
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Prenup Matter
It was very nice working with Farzad, knowing that I didn’t know much about prenup contracts before. Farzad walked me through the whole thing and was very explanatory. He really helped me understand both sides as well as protecting my rights and my assets within this prenup.
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
wonderful experience
I retained Mr. Nezam after doing a lot of research and communications with other Family Law Attorneys as I was dealing with prenuptial agreement two weeks before my wedding. He responded my phone call almost right after I left him a voicemail message, after speaking with him to discuss my case, He is very effective and knowledgeable it was clear that he is very knowledgeable and has a lot of experience. He’s very easy to communicate with and very informative about all possible outcomes. He completely understood my situation, and provided me with an excellent cost effective strategy. I am very happy with my choice in retaining him as my Attorney, and highly recommend his firm to anyone needing a really good Family Law Attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2017
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Family lawyer
Farzad is an excellent attorney . He is very smart, focused and honest. I am Very happy to choose him for my case. I highly recommend farzad to anyone who is looking for a family lawyer
Posted by Matt | June 24, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Farzad is an amazing lawyer
I reached out to Farzad during a difficult period where I needed legal advice. He helped me a ton and I had an amazing experience working with him. He is very wise, loyal, honest, kind, and has a go getter atitude that's one of the top qualities of a good lawyer. His advice was on point and it moved through the issues at a time. He helped me like a brother and that's something I won't forget. Thank you Farzad!
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Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2016
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Thanks to Farzad I'm a free man
I hired Farzad to defend me after I was sued by my now ex-wife. What should have been a cut-and-dry divorce (no assets/children/short length of marriage, etc) turned out to be complicated and difficult. Farzad skillfully navigated his way through the process, quickly adapting to effectively deal with the instability and manipulation coming from the other side. All things considered, I could have fared much worse, and Farzad was able to secure a settlement agreement that was both fair and substantially less than what was originally being asked for. Most attorneys would not have taken me on as a client because my case was so small (in terms of assets/net worth/ etc) but Farzad could see that I really needed the help -- (my ex has an extensive legal background that she uses to abuse the system) -- Not only is he an excellent lawyer, but he is also an honest and dedicated person who truly cares about his clients.
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Posted by Salem | January 15, 2016
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Tax related
Farzad was hired by me to assist with clearing tax matters while I was overseas. We had to deal with deadlines; removing a lien on my property; and preventing a foreclosure. He was successful in doing all the above before the deadline.
Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
complex international case
I called Farzad and Matin to help me with a very complex international case. Farzad and his team got right down to it and began to solve the fake story build by the other side and got me justice. Divorce is never easy but Farzad made it tolerable. He is now my go to attorney and trusted adviser. I highly recommend him and his team.
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Posted by Megan | November 7, 2015
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Best Lawyer
Mr Nezam helped me on the most difficult time of my life,. He is professional, caring and does not waste anytime. Grateful to find him
Posted by client | November 5, 2015
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Super Attorney!
I am going through a very difficult divorce and hiring Farzad was the best decision I have made. Not only he is very knowledgeable in his field, but also he understands that divorce is more than just legal work. He is trustworthy, ethical and a go getter. The best combination that you would want in a divorce attorney. He is always there to answer my questions and concerns. He makes time to go over everything and explains all my options. He cares about his clients and he fights for them like they are a member of his family. He has always delivered what he promised and he is always after my best interest. He is a "Super Attorney " and I recommend him to anyone who is going through the unfortunate process of divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2015
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It’s hard going through a divorce. The emotions and the cost involved can be very challenging. My wife had hired a large divorce firm with instructions to literally take me to the cleaners but Farzad and Matin took charge and controlled the attacks and demands. The case ultimately ended up being settled out of court. I was always able to reach him or his office and he made several personal visits to my office to work through the issues and deadlines I was facing, which is unheard of these days. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any of my friends and families who may have to take the unfortunate journey of going through the divorce process.
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Posted by Daniele D | October 20, 2015
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Professional & Trusworthy
Farzad is an excellent attorney and very knowledgeable. Farzad did an excellent job with my case! I appreciate his dedication, expertise and honesty. I can't thank him enough for all he has done for me and I highly recommend him!!
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Farzad is an amazing lawyer/person. He did everything he can with my case, stayed positive but at the same time was realistic with what can happen. He was straightforward and honest with every single detail and he knew EVERYTHING. If I ever get in trouble again (which I'm hoping I don't) I would go straight to Farzad.
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2013
Professional and Helpful
Farzad informed me of many things which I would never imagined. He really knows his business. Always a pleasure to deal with. Very courtious and respectful. I felt very comfortable dealing with him thoughout. I highly recommend him to anyone which is looking for a trustworthy family lawyer. I am already a repeat customer of his. Thank you
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Posted by Ed | May 31, 2013
Farzad was very professional and courteous. He helped me resolve my situation the fastest and easiest way. He was more a friend rather than an attorney. I would definitely refer anyone who should require his assistance. THUMBS UP ALL THE WAY!
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2013
I was very satisfied and happy to choose Farzad as my attorney. I got a complicated case because my family was out of the country. Farzad was aware of the latest laws and regulations. He took care of everything very well. He was always available via phone and email and kept me and my family posted about the case. He arranged my case professionally and got the job done efficiently. I never will be able to thank him for his job. Furthermore, he is very open mind and gentleman. I am very pleased to recommend Farzad to everyone.
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2013
Highly Experienced, Trustworthy and Professional
If you are looking for a trustworthy attorney who's not only experienced but incredibly professional, you found your guy. I had consulted with Farzad on some family issues before and had used his services. Even though his focus is family law, I had used his advice for other matters in the past few years and I trust his advice. He always delivered and always charged me a fair price. Recently I needed some complex contracts to be drafted to protect my business and had procrastinated to the last minute, guess what, Farzad saved the day. He was very flexible and even though I contacted him late in the game, he always made himself available. The guy even met with me on weekends and late hours a few times. He returns emails and phone calls the same day and he always keeps you up to date. I trust every single advice he gives and he is my go to guy when it comes to the law. I am extremely glad that I found Farzad, lawyers just don't come like him anymore, professional, mindful and compassionate. Thanks Farzad.
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Posted by Artak | May 21, 2013
AMAZING Attorney!!! I hired Farad to handle my divorce and child custody case. My ex wife made up a bunch of lies about me in order to get a temporary restraining order and wouldn't allow me or anyone in my family to see or spend time with my daughter. Not only did Farzad prove to the judge that the allegations in the restraining order were false and got it dismissed, He also helped me get visitations to be with and spend quality time with my daughter. Farzad kept me up to date on all matters, from court dates to conversations with opposing counsel. I truly believe if he didn't handle my case, I would've probably had a restraining order on me and I wouldn't be able to see my daughter. He handled my case as if I was apart of his immediate family. No words can express the gratitude I have for Farzad. The only thing that was of any importance to me was having time and building a relationship with my daughter and he made it happen. Before hiring Farzad, I spoke with multiple other family law attorneys, none of them would ever be straight forward with me about anything (e.g., costs, time, etc...) Farzad on the other hand was very straight forward about EVERYTHING from beginning to end. Hands down the greatest attorney i've ever met and dealt with. I STRONGLY Recommend Farzad to anyone who has to go through any divorce, child custody or any family law issues. You will NOT be disappointed!!! Just like the title for the review states "Superman" Thats exactly how Farzad conducted himself. He came to my rescue and saved the day. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FARZAD!!!!!!
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Posted by Dina | March 6, 2013
Caring and compassionate
Farzad is extremely caring, compassionate, and diligent in his work. Anytime you have to hire an attorney is an anxious and confusing period, however Farzad was very kind and reassuring. He let me know that he was going to do his best, and that he did! He was prompt in returning my phone calls and answering any type of questions I had. I've worked with other attorneys before, and that sort of thing is pretty rare. He was attentive, detailed, and kept me informed every step of the way. I highly recommend Mr. Nezam!
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Posted by Guirla | February 25, 2013
Farzad's talents are considerable.
"Farzad was referred to me by a good, trusted friend with respect to a nasty separation from my husband that came out of nowhere. It was the best thing that could have happened. His talent, charisma, knowledge and diligence lead to a favorable divorce ruling in the courthouse. The extent to which he 'beat' the other attorney was so evident that many of the people in the courtroom commented on his abilities. Others asked for his card if they ever were in need of his services. I feel fortunate that I found an attorney that turned into a trusted friend and confidant."
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  • Free Consultation 25 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-500 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Lead Attorney
  • Law Offices of Nezam & Associates
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Tharpe & Howell, LLP
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Summer Honors
  • California Attorney General's Office
  • 2004 - 2005


  • University of La Verne College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Farsi
  • English
  • Persian

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Recognition
  • State Of California Office of the Attorney General
  • 2005
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • State of California Office of the Attorney General
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (23)
Endorse Farzad
Family Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Farzad is a sharp and devoted attorney. We worked on various prenuptial agreements as opposing counsels over the last few years, and he's a tough one to negotiate with! He advocates for his clients but at the same time balances the delicacy required for family law matters, especially parties negotiating prenuptial agreements before a marriage."
Family Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Farzad Nezam is 100% professional, courteous, and responsive. He stays focused on the issues and his clients' needs. He is very detailed oriented and knowledgeable. It is clear that he truly cares about his clients. I would highly recommend Farzad to anyone who needs family law counsel."
Family Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of working opposite Mr. Nezam in a Family law matter. He was always courteous, professional and trustworthy. He has certainly earned my respect. I would not hesitate recommending him to anyone in need of skilled reliable Family Law Counsel."
Family Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nezam is an exceptional attorney who zealously advocates for his clients. He fights passionately for his clients. I respect his ethical integrity."
Family Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this attorney. Farzad Nezam and I worked together on a family matter. Farzad was very easy to communicate with and while thoroughly advocating his client's best interests, he was still open to my arguments and determining how best we can make this work for both of our clients. Farzad is on top of his game and very knowledgeable about family law and really understands "time is of the essence" and is able to prioritize projects when necessary. I look forward to working with him again in the future and would most definitely refer him family matters that I cannot take on myself."
Family Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Nezam is knowledgeable, professional and attentive to his client's needs. I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Farzad Nezam is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Farzad as a fellow family law Blogger. While I don't know him personally, I do know that it takes great energy and dedication to handle a busy family law practice while also trying to give free information to the public through blogs and other website informationals, as I attempt to do with The Enlightened Divorce Blog ( Therefore, I endorse him!"
Family Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nezam is a meticulous attorney. He is smart, he is knowledgeable and he sees the big picture. He is the attorney I go to when questions arise about the complexities of family law. He is someone I would want on my side when the going gets rough. I would recommend him for family law matters."
Family Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Meticulous, professional, and a pleasure to work with! Trust me, you want this guy on your side. In the least, you definitely don't want him as the other party's counsel, because than you're just in trouble."
Family Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Farzad Nezam is a true professional, intelligent, caring and sensitive to client's needs. He is a trusted source in the family law world...if you're getting a divorce, have custody him. He will fight for you and you will be thrilled to have him on YOUR side!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Encino Divorce and separation Lawyer Farzad Nezam
Farzad Nezam
Divorce and separation Attorney
Encino, CA
Licensed for 17 years
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