The San Fernando Valley Bar Association is made up of more than 2,000 members, each of whom brings a wealth of wide-ranging experience and talents―both professional and personal―to their work in our community. The SFVBA spotlights a member of the Bar to recognize those individuals and put a face on our diverse Bar Association.

Neil M. Popowitz

Supervising Attorney – RELAW. APC

Westlake Village, CA


Neil M. Popowitz is Supervising Attorney at Westlake Village-based RELAW, APC, a boutique firm founded in 2015 to serve the Southern California real estate sector.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley, his JD from Loyola Law School, and his MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.

Popowitz is admitted to practice law in California, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and all U.S. District Courts in California and before the Court of Federal Claims.

He is a founding director of the Clean Technology Council, whose nonprofit mission is to foster an environment of learning, mentoring, expert support and collaborative resourcing for businesses and entrepreneurs to develop and market clean energy and technology innovations both locally and globally.

In addition to membership in the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Popowitz is active in several sections of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Santa Monica Bar Association.

“My wife and I own a small vineyard in Paso Robles. I love farming. Tending the vines, driving the tractor, and the days outdoors. There is something very zen about working with your hands and the satisfaction of a job well done, a feeling of accomplishment at the end of the day.”