David Safvati joined Neufeld Marks as a litigation associate in 2019. His practice focuses on real estate, business, and other complex commercial litigation.
David’s experience includes litigating claims involving breach of contract, fraud, real estate disputes, accounting, interference with contract, partition, unfair competition, shareholder actions, partnership disputes, construction defects, receiverships, and other complex business disputes. Notably, David served as second chair in a publicized real estate dispute over $450,000,000 of assets, where he played a pivotal role in helping the firm obtain a judgement in favor of his client. He also prevailed in a case in which he delivered oral argument before California’s Second District Court of Appeal. (See Filtzer v. Ernst (2022) 79 Cal.App.5th 579.)
David routinely appears before trial and appellate courts, where he has successfully briefed and argued motions on behalf of his clients. While at Neufeld Marks, David has attained substantial trial experience, having served as a second chair on numerous bench and jury trials, where he was chiefly responsible for the preparation of trial strategy. David is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution, both in mediation and arbitration.
After graduating law school, David was selected as an American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Fellow, in which he completed a law clerk fellowship with the Honorable Samantha P. Jessner, presiding Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court. While in law school, Mr. Safvati served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert N. Kwan of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California. David was an active member of the Jewish Law Student Association at Loyola Law School, and served as its vice president.
Farsi (fluent), French (conversational)