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Lazar, Akiva & Yagoubzadeh
Michael Akiva

10960 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1100
Los Angeles CA 90024
(800) 261-7001

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Lazar, Akiva & Yagoubzadeh

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Experienced Attorneys.  Proven Results.

Lazar, Akiva & Yagoubzadeh is a full-service law firm dedicated to providing individuals and businesses of all sizes with the highest caliber of legal service. We pride ourselves on providing the world-class legal counsel of a large international law firm with the personalized attention and cost-efficiency of a local firm. Our practice focuses on three key areas of the law: Real Estate Law, Business Law and Consumer Law.

Our attorneys were educated at Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law and UCLA School of Law, all of which are consistently recognized as among the premier law schools in the world. We have represented clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies in transactions and disputes totaling in the tens of billions of dollars. Whether you need an immediate answer to an everyday problem or a comprehensive plan to resolve a complex transaction or dispute, we will greet your needs with utmost care and with an understanding of your objectives and how to achieve them.

We have offices in Los Angeles and New York and our attorneys can assist you with a full-range of services under the laws of both California and New York. If you have any questions or need the assistance of an attorney, please feel free to call our offices at (800) 261-7001.

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Michael A. Akiva

T: +1.310.312.6660

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Michael Akiva is a partner and co-founder of Lazar, Akiva & Yagoubzadeh. Mr. Akiva's practice focuses on business law, civil litigation, real estate litigation and wrongful death / serious injury matters.

Mr. Akiva has served as outside corporate counsel to numerous public and private companies throughout various industries, including real estate, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. In that capacity, Mr. Akiva has litigated business disputes and has drafted and reviewed financing agreements, security instruments, equipment purchases and supply agreements.

Mr. Akiva's real estate practice includes the representation of landlords and investors in all aspects of real estate law including, real property acquisition and disposition, landlord-tenant disputes, leasing and deeds of trust.


  • During the Tender Offer or Some Time Around it: Helping Courts Interpret the Best-Price Rule, Transactions, The Tennessee Journal of Business Law (2006)
  • Rethinking Delaware's Response to Director Flight, UCLA CLSA (2004)

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Jubin J. Niamehr

T: +1.310.312.8889

F: +1.310.882.5444


Jubin Niamehr is a partner of Lazar, Akiva & Yagoubzadeh. Mr. Niamehr's practice focuses on commercial litigation, company representation, business transactions, real estate and finance matters.

Prior to joining Lazar, Akiva & Yagoubzadeh, Mr. Niamehr was an attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP in New York where he gained experience in commercial litigation and business transactions.

Prior to law school, Mr. Niamehr was an investment banker where he advised companies on equity public offerings, convertible securities and mergers and acquisitions.

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Jonathan M. Yagoubzadeh

T: +1.310.312.8880

F: +1.310.882.5444


Jonathan Yagoubzadeh is a partner and co-founder of Lazar, Akiva & Yagoubzadeh. Mr. Yagoubzadeh has extensive experience representing an array of clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. His practice focuses primarily on real estate (transactional and litigation), business litigation, and personal injury.

Mr. Yagoubzadeh's real estate practice includes the representation of property owners, purchasers, landlords, tenants, contractors, borrowers and lenders in all aspects of real estate law, including leasing, acquisitions and sales, financing and construction.

Mr. Yagoubzadeh's practice includes the representation of plaintiffs in personal injury claims involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, slips and falls and premises liability. Mr. Yagoubzadeh is also active in his community and with various non-profit organizations. He serves as Executive Vice President of Los Angeles-based non-profit 30 Years After, and has done pro bono work for the Coalition for Veteran's Land.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a joint powers authority in the sale of multiple industrial parcels as well as the exchange of property rights obtained in a $2.4 billion rail expressway project.
  • Represented the U.S. subsidiary of Honda in connection with the securitization of raw materials used in the manufacture of automobiles.
  • Represented the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in connection with the restructuring of several multi-million dollar commercial loans which belonged to the portfolio of Indymac Bank, FSB.
  • Represented the FDIC in several lawsuits filed by borrowers against Washington Mutual Bank (WaMu) prior to the FDICÂ’s highly-publicized takeover of WaMu.

Speaking Engagements

  • Recent Developments in Real Estate Law, March 2008

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