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Robert Popovich, J.D. 
Professor of Law
School of Law

Phone: (310) 506-4620
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Community property
  • Contract law
  • Estate planning
  • Federal estate and gift taxation

Robert Popovich teaches community property, contracts, estate planning, federal estate and gift taxation, and federal income tax. He also serves as the faculty advisor to the Business and Tax Law Society. Popovich presently serves as the director of international programs and he was twice named a Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow and Teacher of the Year.

Popovich is a member of the State Bar of California and is licensed in California as a CPA. He is also a member of the American and California Bas Associations (Taxation, Education, Teaching Taxation, Estate & Gift Taxation, Trusts & Estates, and Real Property, Probate and Trusts sections), the American Institute and California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He also serves on the Association of American Law School's committees of Donative Transfers, Fiduciaries and Estate Planning, and VAT and Other Consumption Taxes.

Popovich was the business editor of the Pepperdine Law Review. Upon graduation from Pepperdine University School of Law, he worked as an associate with the law firm Irell & Manella, practicing the areas of estate planning, taxation, and business transactions. Prior to his tenure as a Pepperdine law student, he practiced as a CPA with Deloitte & Touche, was a director of taxes for a large multinational corporation, and was CEO and Chairman of Lindmar Data Corporation.

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