Michael B. Scott

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Sherman Oaks, CA

Narvid Scott LLP
 | 15165 Ventura Blvd., Suite 315
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403-2426
Phone: 818-647-1746
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (10%)
Attorney Profile

Michael B. Scott is an attorney with more than 36 years of experience in business and real estate law. A partner at the law firm of Narvid Scott LLP in Sherman Oaks, California, he represents individuals and businesses in the San Fernando Valley area in transactional work, litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

A graduate of the University of California, San Diego, and the University of California Hastings College of Law, Mr. Scott is admitted to practice in all California state courts, as well as before the U.S. district courts for the northern, central and southern districts of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the Supreme Court of California and the Supreme Court of the United States.

His accomplishments have earned Mr. Scott respect within the legal profession. The attorney peer review service Martindale-Hubbell gave him its highest rating, AV Preeminent.  AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Mr. Scott has also been honored as a Super Lawyer for 2016; a separate legal rating awarded to less than one half of one percent of attorneys. Super Lawyers rates lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Mr. Scott is involved in numerous professional organizations including the Los Angeles County Bar Association, The State Bar of California, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and the Federal Bar Association. He has also contributed to publications including Builder and Developer magazine, Mr. Scott regularly lectures  at UCLA and at a variety of builder and real estate-related organizations and professional groups.

Mr. Scott is also active in community organizations and charities. He is currently Chairman of the Jewish Campus Life Committee. He previously served as an assistant scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 400 in Pacific Palisades, California, and on the executive committee and board of directors for the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. He was lay general counsel for UJF and past Chairman of the Real Estate and Construction Division.

A multi-engine aircraft pilot, Mr. Scott is a member of the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association. He is an active skier, mountain biker and scuba diver and enjoys travel, photography and wine.

 

 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Real Estate (50%): Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance, Short Sale

Business/Corporate (30%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Estate Planning & Probate (10%): Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Land Use/Zoning (10%)

Focus Areas

Real Estate: Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance, Short Sale

Business/Corporate: Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Estate Planning & Probate: Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017

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About Michael Scott

Admitted: 1980, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.narvidscott.com/attorneys/michael-b-scott/

Honors and Awards:

  • Clerked for the Honorable Cecile F. Poole, Ninth District Federal Court, Northern District of California., Law Clerk, Federal Court, 1979
  • Listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Executive Committee member, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • California State Bar
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • State Bar of California Litigation Section
  • State Bar of California Business Section
  • State Bar of California Real Estate Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association Real Estate Section
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chair Jewish Campus Life Committee, 2016
  • Vice Chair, UJF General Campaign, 2001
  • Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 400 in Pacific Palisades, California since 2003
  • Board Member of Kadima Herschel West Academy
  • Member, Education Pillar Committee of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation
  • Member, Business and Professions Committee of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation
  • Member, UJF's Platinum One
  • Lay General Counsel to the Los Angeles Jewish Federation
  • UJF Executive Committee
  • UJF Board of Directors
  • Past President, Real Estate and Construction Division of the United Jewish Fund
  • New West Charter School Location and Legal Committees
  • Canyon Charter School Technology Committee
  • Stephen S. Wise Long Range Planning Committee
  • Jewish Home for the Aging
  • Executive Committee of the Jewish National Fund
  • National Young Leadership Cabinet of the Jewish Federation

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Guest Lecturer at UCLA for the Real Estate Finance and Investment Course taught by Professor Mark Karlan, UCLA Anderson School of Management. The lecture is titled Structuring Real Estate Investments: Organizational Forms and Joint Ventures and the class has in excess of 110 students., UCLA Real Estate Finance Investment, 2016
  • Lecture - Revenue and Taxation Code Section 69.5: Transferring Base-Year Property Values Via Proposition 60 and 90, Provisors, Valley Estate And Succession Planning Affinity Group, 2016
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Real Estate Section Lecture - Revenue and Taxation Code Section 69.5: Transferring Base-Year Property Values Via Proposition 60 and 90, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2016
  • Lecture - Revenue and Taxation Code Section 69.5: Transferring Base-Year Property Values Via Proposition 60 and 90, Provisors, Valley Real Estate Affinity Group, 2015
  • Lecture - Revenue and Taxation Code Section 69.5: Transferring Base-Year Property Values Via Proposition 60 and 90, Provisors, 2015

Educational Background:

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

Industry Groups

  • Airplane Owners & Pilots Association
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    Office Location for Michael B. Scott

    15165 Ventura Blvd.
    Suite 315
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403-2426

    Phone: 818-647-1746

     

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