WPoindexterRobert D. Schwartz
Los Angeles Office

Mr. Schwartz was admitted to the Bar of the State of California in 1993 and joined Poindexter & Doutré' in 1998. He is a member of the firm. Mr. Schwartz received his bachelor of science from U.C.L.A. in 1988 with an emphasis in Business and Administration.  Mr. Schwartz graduated with distinction from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1993. His practice areas include probate and trust litigation, commercial and business law and litigation, construction law and estate planning.

Mr. Schwartz’ practice involves complex probate and trust litigation matters, including trust and will contest heirship determinations, complex document interpretation, adverse property claims and administration issues.

A primary aspect of Mr. Schwartz’ business law and litigation practice is focused on the protection of “job rights” for owners, general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers related to private and public works of improvement.  In addition, Mr. Schwartz has handled a wide variety of lawsuits including breach of contract, fraud, defamation, negligence, interference with prospective economic advantage, trade secret, involuntary corporate dissolution, franchise investment Law violations, and secured creditor claims.

Mr. Schwartz’ litigation experience imparts a useful perspective for the transactional matters he is involved with, including the drafting and review of agreements, notices, disclosures, escrow instructions, leases and business acquisition agreements. For many years, he handled lease negotiations and provided counsel to a nationally recognized restaurant chain and its franchisees.

Mr. Schwartz recently became an active member of the Bar of the State of Hawaii, being admitted in 2007. 

In addition to his admission to the Bar of the State of Hawaii, Mr. Schwartz is a member of the California State Bar, and the Los Angeles County and Beverly Hills Bar Associations.