Steven R. Lovett

Sole Practitioner

Location: Woodland Hills, California

Phone: (888) 577-1518

Fax: (818) 999-5048

Email: E-mail Me

Firm Background

Steven R. Lovett received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1974. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 1978. At Southwestern, he was a member of Law Review and was the author of a published article. He has nearly 40 years’ experience in the practice of law.

Mr. Lovett is a member in good standing of the State Bar of California, most California state and federal courts, and the United States Court of Claims in Washington, D.C. Mr. Lovett is a sole practitioner and is the author of "California Partnership Handbook 2d," "Search and Seizure Courtroom Book," and co-author of "Arbitration Handbook 2d." In addition, he has edited over a dozen legal publications in areas including construction law, commercial law, consumer law, business law, family law, criminal law, and real estate law. Mr. Lovett has been listed in "Who's Who Among Outstanding Americans 1994-1995."

Mr. Lovett has been involved in hundreds of complex commercial litigation, real estate and construction trials and arbitrations representing institutional lenders, architects and designers, contractors, subcontractors, and homeowners. He has been a member of the California Association of Realtors lawyer referral panel, and has lectured for Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), National Business Institute (NBI), the California Association of Realtors (CAR), and Charing Cross Publishing Company (Lega-Books).

Our Preventative Approach to Law

While we are litigators, we understand that litigation is a last resort due to its expense, emotional wear and tear, and the uncertainty. We aim for settlement and mediation when possible, yet remain ready and able to aggressively litigate any matter and strive for the best possible result. We also will keep the client in the loop and up to date on developments, communicate regularly, return all phone calls within 24 hours or sooner, as well as strive to achieve excellent results at the lowest possible cost to the client.

There are many preventive measures that can be taken to reduce the need or eliminate the need for legal intervention. It is critical to make a record of all proposals. Even if the amount involved does not justify a formal contract, there is no reason that a confirming letter, facsimile or email cannot be sent. If a letter, fax or email is sent to someone, and that person or business does not object, services are rendered based upon that writing, the law will create an enforceable contract under whatever terms are set forth in that letter.

Many legal, factual issues can be easily eliminated by a confirming letter. In this day of instant communication, there is virtually no excuse to fail to send a confirming fax or e-mail which sets forth the terms of an agreement and/or payment. These types of preventive measures both minimize the need for attorney involvement and make it much easier once an attorney has to be involved.

If you are facing a legal issue and need counsel, please call our office for a free consultation.

Areas of Practice

Construction Law

Contracts and Contract Disputes

Land Use & Zoning

  • Landlord/tenant rights
  • Litigation and appeals
  • Real estate law
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Collection of business debts
  • Equipment lease disputes
  • Business torts prosecution and defense
  • Partnership, corporation and LLC disputes
  • Unfair competition/business practices

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1978
  • U.S. District Court
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1984

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
  • The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
    • Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude) - 1974
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Published Works

  • California Partnership Handbook 2d
  • Search and Seizure Courtroom Book
  • Arbitration Handbook 2d

Classes/Seminars

  • Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • National Business Institute (NBI)
  • California Association of Realtors (CAR)
  • Charing Cross Publishing Company (Lega-Books)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Association of Realtors lawyer referral panel, Member

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