Law Offices of Richard D. Farkas

15300 Ventura Blvd., Suite 504
Sherman Oaks, California  91403
Telephone: 818-789-6001
Facsimile: 818-789-6002
E-fax Mr. Farkas: 818-812-7902

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Practice Areas



         Mr. Farkas, emphasizing civil business litigation, has engaged in oil and gas exploration, real estate investment and development, insurance, and a company which owns and operates a seat on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange.  In his 40 years since law school, he has been a director and consultant to many public and private corporations, in telecommunications, semiconductors, real estate, insurance, banking, musical recordings, motion pictures, apparel, transportation, manufacturing and distribution.


        Mr. Farkas has been a computer programmer and consultant since 1973, and continues with technology and computer issues in his law practice, with clients in the computer software and hardware industries.  Mr. Farkas has also served as a mediator and as Judge Pro Tem in the Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Culver City Courts.


        In 1981, he formed the Law Offices of Richard D. Farkas, based in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles, California, at Ventura and Sepulveda Boulevards.  This practice is engaged in general civil, commercial and corporate litigation in all California State and Federal Courts, business planning, and insurance.  The firm is actively involved in complex, multi-party business litigation, appeals, as well as wrongful termination and environmental litigation, business organization and commercial transactions.


Representative Clients:


INDIVIDUALS: Contracting parties; business formation, strategy and maintenance; partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), corporations (private and public); investors; litigants in all California State and Federal Courts; family law, marital agreements, dissolutions; wills, trusts, estates


GENERAL BUSINESS: Negotiation, drafting of partnership agreements, formation and maintenance of limited liability companies, corporations; contracts, leases; employment, non-competition contracts, litigation; unfair business practice; real estate; retail stores, centers; food & beverage manufacturers, distributors


LITIGATION: Litigation in State and Federal Courts; appeals before State, Federal Appellate Courts, United States Supreme Court; United States Tax Court; United States Bureau of Land Management; California State Bar Court; administrative law courts, mediation, arbitration




BANKING: Banks, finance, mortgage companies; financial, banking assistance, litigation


COMPUTERS, TECHNOLOGY: Publicly-traded integrated circuit designers and manufacturers and medical equipment companies; satellite communications; computer programmers, software, hardware designers, distributors, manufacturers; website designers, online music and content providers, solar, thermal energy; oil & gas; transportation technology


MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT: Performing artists, Grammy award winners, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame winners; national, international record companies; entertainment financing; composers, publishers; motion picture, stage, television actors; producers; directors; choreographers


INSURANCE: Insurance defense, claims; bad faith litigation, negotiation, appeals; administrative hearings nation-wide, insurance and annuity brokers and agents, licensing, reporting, governmental compliance


REAL ESTATE: Developers, builders, contractors; national real estate consulting and advisory firms, lenders, financing companies; crowdfunding; landlords, tenants, brokers


RESTAURANTS, FOOD & BEVERAGE: Restaurant formation, maintenance; private placements; compliance, leases, contracting; international food & beverage manufacturers, distributors; international bottled water distributors


SPORTS: Professional baseball, football, boxing; National and American league contestants, contracts, product licensing; Super Bowl ringholders; Hall of Fame managers, trainers, promoters, agents; gymnastics, swimming

CLOTHING, APPAREL: Clothing and handbag designers; apparel manufacturers, retailers, and distributors; jewelers and jewelry designers