Arnold Neves, Jr. is a native San Diegan who has practiced law in Southern California for over thirty years. His practice has focused on extensive representation of clients involved in, among other things, real estate, vessel, and aircraft acquisitions and sales; medical device manufacturing and distribution; SBA loan processing; risk mitigation; business development and capitalization; and international manufacturing and development, including China.

Area of Expertise

Mr. Neves has successfully represented clients involved in construction projects from development, leasing, contract preparation and enforcement together with construction defects litigation.

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Construction Law
  • Business Law
  • Business Formation and Transactional Issues
  • Intellectual Property
  • Estate Planning

He has formed hundreds of companies for clients in California and in several other states, together with conducting due diligence reviews related to business and real property acquisitions, including IRC§1031 exchanges. Mr. Neves has formed several non-profit 501(c)(3) corporations on behalf his clients. He has prepared estate planning documents for a multitude of families and individuals to provide peace of mind and ensure their intentions are followed after their passing.

Intellectual property, design and development, consulting, software, licensing, exclusive manufacturing, nondisclosure, noncircumvention, employment, noncompetition, and various other types of agreements are all been prepared by Mr. Neves for a variety of clients. He has acted as general counsel for distributors and manufacturers.

Mr. Neves is committed to providing clients with the best and most professional product he can produce in a timely manner which meets the client’s best needs and goals. Direct and timely communication with and availability to the client and its key personnel is always maintained. Mr. Neves is always prepared to travel at a client’s request whenever necessary to advance the client’s business, even to foreign countries which he has done on several occasions with consistently successful results. He is guided by the simple principle of doing what is necessary to protect and advance his client’s interests.

Education & Background

Mr. Neves is a member of the California State Bar and the United States District Courts for the Southern, and Central Districts of California. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1983 and is a member of its Law Review. Mr. Neves has been a five year board member and treasurer of the UPSES, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and donates his time annually to its fundamental cultural and public benefit purposes. He also holds a 100 ton Master License issued by the USCG which permits him to operate as captain of any motor vessel up to approximately 110 feet in length.

In addition to spending time with his family, Mr. Neves is an avid salt water sport fisherman, boater and long time member of the San Diego Yacht Club. He also speaks fluent Portuguese.