Scott Robinson and Jeff Parker between them have practiced business law in Southern California for over 60 years. Both were partners at Smith Crane Robinson & Parker LLP (formerly Smith & Hilbig) before forming Robinson & Parker in 2006. The firm's practice areas include corporate and business planning, real estate, commercial lending and secured transactions, employment law, estate planning, business succession planning, and federal and state court litigation of claims in those areas of practice, 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 entities, contract drafting, negotiation and review, assisting clients in the purchase or sale of real estate, businesses or business assets or the protection of valuable trade secrets or other proprietary rights, and advising business clients concerning compliance with an ever-increasing array of business impacting laws and regulations, including employment matters.
The firm also assists business clients in avoiding costly litigation problems by careful attention to the proper documentation of business relationships and transactions at formation and, should litigation prove necessary, in minimizing overall litigation cost by early assessment of the merits of particular claims and likely costs to be incurred in defense or prosecution of those claims.
The firm provides individual estate planning and 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 real estate, land use, commercial landlord/tenant, business or contractual disputes, business fraud, construction, banking, bankruptcy, commercial law, foreclosures, receiverships, wrongful termination, employment discrimination, and wage and hour claims. Mr. Parker also serves as an arbitrator and mediator.
R. SCOTT ROBINSON
Scott Robinson has more than 35 years experience devoted to practicing 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.
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, JD, magna cum laude, 1976, Notes and Comments Editor, Brigham Young University Law Review
Brigham Young University, BS, cum laude, accounting, 1973
JEFFREY L. PARKER
Jeff Parker commenced his association with Scott Robinson in January 1982. His focus is business and real estate 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 Los Angeles County and South Bay Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. From 1989 to 2011, he was 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 has extensive experience in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. A trained mediator, he served on the Los Angeles County Superior Court's volunteer mediator and arbitrator panels from 1994 until the Court disbanded the panels in 2013. Mr. Parker is an honoree of Who's Who in American Law and was listed among Los Angeles Magazine's 2007 "Super Lawyers." He serves on the Mission Committee for the Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers in Torrance and San Pedro and was a member of the Rotary Club of Palos Verdes Peninsula from 1998 to 2012. He served the Brigham Young University Alumni Association as Chair of its Los Angeles South Regional Chapter and later as a Director on its national board and Vice President for all U.S. chapters. He is a past member of the Palos Verdes Interfaith Fellowship and a founding member of the Dawn Unity Group Interfaith Association.
Georgetown University, JD, 1980, Editor, Georgetown Law Journal
Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and California Academy of Mediation Professionals, .Mediating the Litigated Case,. 2001
Brigham Young University, BA, 1977, cum laude
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