Nossaman Expands Los Angeles Office with Eminent Domain and Litigation Partner Artin Shaverdian

09.16.2014

Los Angeles, CA, (Sept. 16, 2014) – Nossaman LLP announces the addition of Artin Shaverdian as a partner in the Firm's Eminent Domain and Valuation and Litigation Practice Groups. Mr. Shaverdian will be based in the Firm's Los Angeles office.

With 12 years of experience as a litigator concentrating in the eminent domain/inverse condemnation, real estate, municipal, redevelopment and business law practice areas, Mr. Shaverdian will enhance Nossaman's market-leading eminent domain and litigation practices in California. During his career, Mr. Shaverdian has represented a wide array of clients, including public agencies and private companies in eminent domain and inverse condemnation litigation and other valuation litigation; the acquisition, disposition, and development of real property; prosecuting and defending California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) challenges; construction defect; redevelopment matters; and commercial litigation. He joins from Best Best & Krieger's Los Angeles office.

"We are very pleased to welcome Artin to Nossaman," said Bradford Kuhn, Practice Group Leader for the Eminent Domain and Valuation Group. "His deep, nuanced understanding of California's eminent domain and valuation landscape, and his extensive contacts in the region, will enable him to integrate seamlessly into our already strong California eminent domain and litigation practices. Artin's skillset will add immediate value for our clients, and we are excited to have him join our team."

Nossaman's Eminent Domain and Valuation Practice Group is one of the most prominent practice groups of its kind in California.  Its attorneys have represented public agencies, property owners and business owners on some of the largest eminent domain and valuation cases in the state, and the most high-profile public works projects that shape California's infrastructure.

Mr. Shaverdian joined Nossaman because of the firm's stellar reputation and deep bench of talented attorneys.

"Nossaman has an outstanding reputation in the marketplace and it provides a platform that will allow me to expand my practice and work with a world-class group of attorneys," said Mr. Shaverdian.

Mr. Shaverdian is a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the International Right of Way Association, the central authority in public right of way work; a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Real Property Section, Condemnation and Land Valuation Committee; and a member of the Armenian Bar Association. He earned his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law and his B.S. from the University of Southern California.

Mr. Shaverdian's hire continues Nossaman's momentum in the national market. In August, Alex Jackins joined the Firm's Washington, DC, office as a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group. Mr. Jackins has 14 years of experience representing multinational corporations, domestic businesses, real estate investors, developers, landlords and tenants in the sale, acquisition, development and leasing of commercial properties.  He joined from Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

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