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
Fax: 818-907-9896
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (10%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (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

Land Use/Zoning (10%)

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

Focus Areas

Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance, Short Sale, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019

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About Michael Scott

Admitted: 1980, California

Professional Webpage: http://[email protected]

Honors/Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/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
  • 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, 2015
  • 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, Valley Estate And Succession Planning Affinity Group, 2016

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Super Lawyer

    , 2018

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

Fax: 818-907-9896

 

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Last Updated: 11/14/2018

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