Narvid Scott LLP

Narvid Scott LLP

Dedication, Determination, Decisiveness

Firm Overview

The law firm of Narvid Scott LLP - with offices in Los Angeles and Sherman Oaks - offers an exceptional standard of diversified legal services for clients in the Los Angeles area as well as throughout California and the Nation. Our attorneys' expertise extends to mergers and acquisitions, corporate, limited liability company and partnership organization and planning, licensing branded products, name and likeness licensing, name and likeness licensing, computer, technology, internet, copyright, trademark, legislative advocacy and litigation as well as conservatorship, probate, and estate planning and mediation. Since 1984, our firm has focused its practice on

-Real Estate
-Mergers & Acquisitions
-Business & Corporate Law
-Litigation & Arbitration
-Brand & Software Licensing
-Estate Planning

When you turn to Narvid Scott, you can rely on receiving excellence in professional skills and the highest standards, ethics, integrity and diligence. Combining significant talents and a wealth of experience, our attorneys develop cost effective, creative, and realistic solutions for the most demanding legal transactions.

Our broad client base includes individuals and business enterprises, ranging from

-Sole proprietorships of real estate developers, business managers, lawyers, doctors, accountants, and other business professionals
-Major national and international commercial and residential real estate companies
-Financial, entertainment, hospitality, restaurant, technology, software, medical, automotive, apparel, and industrial companies
-Corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies in various businesses and real estate
-Major retail operators and management companies
-Major sporting goods and outdoor apparel and accessories licensees
-Sports training companies

Our transactional attorneys take pride in their significant experience, which is a tremendous asset in today's litigious environment. While litigation avoidance is always a top priority - as evidenced by our providing mediation services - when your business interests are at stake, our trial attorneys provide aggressive representation in state and federal court.

Whether you need legal advice and guidance to negotiate and develop real estate, construction, licensing, and other business transactions, or if you need litigation expertise to resolve and/or mediate business or personal conflicts, call our law firm to arrange an appointment, and determine whether an attorney/client relationship with our firm is right for you.

Main Office

Main Office
15165 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 300
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403-3373



Real Estate

California Commercial and Residential Real Estate Attorneys

At Narvid Scott LLP, our expertise extends to all phases of commercial and residential real estate development and lending including:


Narvid Scott LLP represents California and National Clients, including:

-Real estate investors
-Residential and commercial developers
-Property owners
-Property managers
-Title and escrow companies
-Real estate and mortgage brokers

Our attorneys support a broad scope of real estate projects such as:

-Planned communities
-Commercial and residential condominiums
-Industrial, residential, and business properties

Real estate development involves many inter-related elements. As a concept comes together, permitting, regulations, entitlements, and zoning are only some of the areas that can present complications. At Narvid Scott LLP, we provide expert assistance in all aspects of the development process - literally from the ground up.

We assist clients with:
-Financial planning
-Working with city attorneys, and city planning, building safety and public works departments
-Engineering, soils, traffic and grading issues
-Environmental and architectural reviews

Our real estate attorneys regularly appear before government agencies and approval boards involved in the entitlement and development process. Regardless of the size of your real estate transaction, acquisition, or development project, we lend valuable expertise to keep your project on target, protect your rights, and ensure your transactions are legally sound.

The legal counsel, negotiations, and transactional work our real estate attorneys handle covers all the activities related to commercial and residential real estate acquisition, development, leasing and transactions, including but not limited to:

-Office commercial and retail leasing
-Covenants and restrictions
-Building permits
-Zoning and variances
-Environmental regulatory compliance
-Economic development incentives
-Tax credits and abatement
-Construction management
-Ground leases

Narvid Scott's transactional attorneys have extensive litigation experience, which is a tremendous asset in today's litigious climate. Our attorneys are known for unraveling legal complexities and developing creative solutions to meet our clients' objectives.

Michael J. Narvid

Narvid Scott LLP


Michael Narvid is the founder and senior partner of Narvid Scott LLP, which evolved from an earlier firm, Narvid, Glickman, Scott & Frangie. Michael was formerly a business and real estate litigator for a major San Francisco law firm. For the last 35 years, he has concentrated his practice in corporate, business, real estate, computer, software, loan workouts, representation of lenders and borrowers, and food service law. He also serves as general counsel to a number of national real estate, entertainment, manufacturing and software computer and Internet companies.

Listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, Michael J. Narvid is among select lawyers who have earned the AV Peer Review Rating. An AV rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence and adherence to the professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability, and diligence.

Michael is co-author of the book Yerba Buena, Land Grab and Community Resistance in San Francisco. He has served as an officer in a number of political, civic, and community organizations, and has represented elected federal, state, and local public officials in both public and private matters.

Michael was formerly a commissioner and president of the Social Services Commission for the City of Los Angeles, a member of the Los Angeles County Citizens Planning Council, an advisory group to the County Planning Commission, appointed by the Board of Supervisors, and president of Hidden Hills Homeowners Association, a community of 2,000 residents. Michael is currently the Chairman of Board of Directors of Shakespeare Festival, LA.

Bar and Court Admissions:
-U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Professional Memberships:
-Pro Visors
-American Bar Association
-California, Los Angeles County, and the San Fernando Valley Bar Associations.

-Boalt School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1973
-University of California at Berkeley, B.A., Economics, 1970.


Boalt School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1973

Michael B. Scott

Narvid Scott LLP


With a legal career that spans three decades, Michael B. Scott specializes in real estate, business, computer software and food service law, as well as real estate and business litigation, conservatorship and brand and licensing law.

Michael has represented diverse businesses and individuals (including in- and out-of-state, as well as international) in transactions, trial work, and dispute resolution. Recently, Michael has acted as California counsel to a major nationwide developer regarding a 5,000 unit mixed-use residential and commercial planned development in Northern California involving over 850 acres, handling:

-Initial acquisition of the undeveloped property
-Assistance in the entitlement process (including amendment of the Development Agreement, establishment of community facilities and services districts, and negotiating with the local authorities.)
-Drafting and negotiating numerous contracts, infrastructure, building development and utility agreements
-Retail sale and escrow documentation.

His perspective, gained from practicing in both the trial and transactional arenas, is an asset that benefits his clients. Michael has testified as an expert in legal malpractice cases involving corporate acquisitions, computer licensing, and partnership formation.

Prior to joining Narvid, Glickman, Scott & Frangie (now Narvid Scott LLP), Michael was a partner for eight years at the law firm of Gillin, Scott, Alperstein, Glantz.

Listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, Michael B. Scott is among select lawyers who have earned the AV Peer Review Rating, which shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.

Prior to receiving his J.D., Michael clerked for the Honorable Cecile F. Poole, Ninth District Federal Court, Northern District of California. Michael was among the 80 individuals initially selected to participate in the Wexner Fellowship program and is a program graduate.

Michael has contributed articles to various publications Builder and Developer and The Food Service magazines. Michael also has lectured to various real estate, owner, developer and builder groups, as well as real estate sales and brokers.

Michael is actively involved in numerous civic and community organizations, including:

-National Young Leadership Cabinet of the Jewish Federation
-Executive Committee of the Jewish National Fund, the Jewish Home for the Aging, Stephen S. Wise Long Range Planning Committee and Canyon Charter School Technology Committee and the New West Charter School Location and Legal Committees
-Vice Chair 2001 UJF General Campaign, past President of the Real Estate and Construction Division of the United Jewish Fund
-UJF Board of Directors
-UJF Executive Committee
-lay general counsel to the Los Angeles Jewish Federation
-Member, UJF's Platinum One
-Member of the Business and Professions Committee and Education Pillar Committee of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation
-Board Member of Kadima Herschel West Academy.
-Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 400 in Pacific Palisades, California since 2003.

Early in his career, Michael and his partner, Michael J. Narvid, founded the Bradley Circle, a young professionals support group for then Mayor Tom Bradley.

Beyond the bar, Michael, his wife and three children reside in Pacific Palisades, California. Michael is an avid skier and tennis player and enjoys travel, cycling, scuba diving, and backpacking. He also collects wine and spends time taking photos and creating multimedia projects with his images. Michael is also a multi-engine instrument rated pilot.

Bar & Court Admissions:
-California State Bar
-Supreme Court of the United States
-U.S. District Court, Central District of California
-U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
-U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
-Supreme Court of California
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Professional Memberships:
-Association of Business Trial Lawyers
-Real Estate Section of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association
-Los Angeles County Bar Association
-Real Estate, Business, and Litigation sections of the State Bar of California
-Federal Bar Association and the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association.

-Hastings College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1979; co-executive editor of Comment/a Communications and Entertainment Law

-University of Exeter in Devon, England
-University of California at San Diego, B.A., History, 1977.


Hastings College of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1979

Robert Peter Weiss

Narvid Scott LLP

Litigation Partner

Robert Peter Weiss is a litigation partner with Narvid Scott LLP. He joined the firm in 2005. For the last 25 years, he has focused his practice in civil litigation, including real estate, contract, personal injury, and professional liability. Robert's diverse clientele includes corporate and individual real estate developers and investors, real estate brokers and agents, automotive businesses and healthcare companies.

He has litigated numerous complicated business lawsuits concerning real estate, business, automotive dealership, repair, and body shop disputes, construction defects, partnership and business disputes in state and federal courts throughout California. He has appellate experience and has appeared before the California Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Robert lectured at many venues including at several healthcare conferences and the First Annual Brougher Insurance Group Legal Seminar.

Prior to joining the firm, Robert Weiss maintained a solo practice after having gained significant trial experience at well-respected law firms in Los Angeles and New York. As a result of Robert's work as a solo practitioner, he has tremendous experience in a variety of legal matters, he responds immediately and effectively to client concerns.

Robert has handled numerous complex jury and court trials, as well as arbitrations and mediations involving business and real estate disputes, breach of contract, construction defect, breach of warranty, boundary and title disputes, mechanics liens, professional liability, fraud, ERISA, personal injury and criminal defense.

Robert's vast and varied trial experience makes him a formidable legal advocate wherein litigation is necessary. Robert's trial experience includes handling personal and business disputes ranging from five to seven figures. In addition to his trial work, Robert offers his services as a mediator.

Bar & Court Admissions:
-New York, 1984
-California, 1985
-U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1986

Professional Memberships:
-State Bar of California
-Los Angeles County Bar
-Pro Visors

-Medi-Legal Institute, Anatomy for Attorneys I & II, 1987
-Washington College of Law, J.D., 1983
-State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., 1979

Outside of practicing law, Robert, his wife, and three children reside in Tarzana, California. Robert enjoys basketball, scuba diving, and skiing and for many years was a head coach at the local American Youth Soccer Organization.


Washington College of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1983

Linda B. Takahashi

Narvid Scott LLP


Linda B. Takahashi has been with Narvid Scott LLP and its predecessor firms since 1989. With a legal career that began in 1980, her experience has been concentrated in business, corporate, real estate, probate, conservatorships, and trademark law.

Bar & Court Admissions:
-California, 1980
-U.S. District Court, Central and Eastern Districts of California

Professional Memberships:
-State Bar of California
-Los Angeles County
-San Fernando Valley
-Culver-Marina Bar Associations

-University of West Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1980; recipient, American Jurisprudence Award
-California State University at Los Angeles, B.S., Business Administration, 1978. first recipient of the Takahashi Award for High Scholastic Achievement


University of West Los Angeles School of Law
Juris Doctorate, cum laude, 1980