Simon E. Newfield's practice focus includes real estate transactional matters and litigation. Simon's experience as both a transactional and litigation attorney enables him to handle transactions skillfully so as to avoid litigation, and handle litigation successfully due to his thorough understanding of the transactions that give rise to the dispute. Simon's broad range of experience in transactional matters includes drafting and negotiating leases. Simon also has extensive experience prosecuting and defending litigation arising from leases disputes.
Before law school, Simon worked in the film industry, focusing on development and financing for several notable production companies, including Oscar winning (Best Picture) Kopelson Entertainment. After graduating from law school, he worked in entertainment transactional law consulting entertainment companies. Before founding Newfield Puritsky LLP, Simon was a senior member of the real estate and corporate practice groups at Ravid Law Group and Enenstein Ribakoff LaViña & Pham, and a partner in Koletsky Mancini Feldman & Morrow's Los Angeles office.
Simon received a J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in 2005. He earned a B.A. in Law & Society and a Minor in Sports Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1998. His speaking engagements include:
- Real Estate: Los Angeles, California and Beyond; July 15, 2015; hosted by UBS Private Wealth Management
- "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Construction Law but Were Afraid to Ask" February 12, 2015; Continuing Education Seminar for ProVisors Real Estate Affinity Group