Between them, Scott Robinson and Jeff Parker have over 50 years experience practicing law in Southern California. Both
were partners at Smith Crane Robinson & Parker LLP (formerly Smith & Hilbig LLP) for more than 20 years before
forming Robinson & Parker in 2006. The firm's practice areas include corporate and business planning, real
estate, commercial lending and secured transactions, environmental matters, employment law, estate planning, business
succession planning, and litigation in state and federal courts, including administrative proceedings, arbitration,
mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. The firm does not provide services in the fields of
criminal, personal injury or family law.
In addition to representing the specialized needs of larger business interests and governmental entities,
Robinson & Parker provides ongoing legal advice and other services to smaller business entities of all types and to
individuals. These include forming and providing ongoing legal services to corporations, LLCs, partnerships and other
business entities, contract drafting, negotiation and review, assisting clients in the purchase and sale of real estate
or in the purchase or sale of businesses or business assets, assisting clients in protecting valuable trade secrets and
other proprietary rights, employment law matters, and advising business clients concerning compliance with an
ever-increasing array of business impacting laws and regulations.
The firm also assists business clients in avoiding costly litigation problems by careful attention to the proper documentation of business relationships and transactions at the commencement of these important business arrangements and in minimizing litigation costs (should litigation prove necessary) by early assessment of both the merits of the particular claims involved and the costs likely to be incurred should litigation occur.
The firm provides individual estate planning. In connection therewith, the firm works with small business owners on business succession planning.
Jeff Parker has represented large and small business entities, as well as individuals, in a variety of state and federal court cases, administrative hearings and alternative dispute resolution proceedings throughout Southern California and elsewhere in the United States. Principal areas of litigation include banking, bankruptcy, commercial law, foreclosures, receiverships, commercial landlord/tenant, real estate, business or contractual disputes, business fraud, construction, employment discrimination, wrongful termination and environmental law. Mr. Parker also serves as an arbitrator and mediator.
R. SCOTT ROBINSON
Mr. Robinson has 30 years of experience devoted to the practice of business law in Southern California. Mr. Robinson's practice focuses on the non-litigation legal needs of businesses of all types and descriptions. Among the areas emphasized by Mr. Robinson are real estate (leasing, purchase and sale, financing), forming and advising start-up businesses, business sales and acquisitions, employment law matters (non-disclosure agreements, employment and independent contractor agreements, etc.), estate planning, buy-sell agreements and employee incentive arrangements.
Mr. Robinson is admitted to practice in California and is a member of the American Bar Association.
Brigham Young University, BS, cum laude, accounting, 1973.
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, JD, magna cum laude, 1976.
JEFFREY L. PARKER
Mr. Parker commenced his association with Mr. Robinson in January 1982. His focus is business and employment litigation. He is admitted to practice in California and before the United States District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California, as well as the Ninth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals.
Mr. Parker is a member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and the Los Angeles County and South Bay Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Litigation, Labor and Employment Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Since 1989, he has been a member of that Association's Delegation to the Annual State Bar Conference of Delegates, serving as a member of the Delegation's Executive Committee from 1991 to 1994, 1997 to 2000, and 2003 to 2006.
Mr. Parker serves on the Los Angeles County Superior Court's mediator and arbitrator panels and has extensive experience in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Parker is an honoree of Who's Who in American Law, and a member of the Rotary Club of Palos Verdes Peninsula, the Palos Verdes Interfaith Fellowship, and the Dawn Unity Group Interfaith Association. The immediate past Chair of the Brigham Young University Alumni Association's Los Angeles South Regional Chapter, Mr. Parker now serves on the University's Alumni Board as Regional Director for Southern California and Las Vegas. He is listed among Los Angeles Magazine's 2007 "Super Lawyers."
Brigham Young University, BA, 1977, cum laude
Georgetown University, JD, 1980, Editor, Georgetown Law Journal
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