Experience In National & International Civil & Business Litigation
The following representations do not constitute a guarantee of outcome in other situations. See disclaimer language below.*
Astourian & Associates Inc. focuses principally on civil and business litigation in Los Angeles, CA, and our international offices. We handle cases at federal and state levels, in addition to various governmental agencies. Our attorneys have significant experience representing businesses and businesspeople in diverse local and international disputes.
Business and Civil Litigation
The firm counsels for most types of civil and business litigation cases, including:
- Product Liability
- Breach of Sales Contracts
- Commercial Agreements
- Representation Agreements
- Trade-Related Agreements
- Copyright & Trademark Infringement
- Employment Law-Related Disputes
- Construction & Real Estate Litigation
- Other Business-Related Disputes
- Bad Faith - Insurance claims
Civil and business litigation are at the core of our firm's practice. We’ve been involved in resolving various business disputes, whether through direct negotiations, mediation, arbitration, or litigation. Our firm has acquired substantial experience in a broad scope of business disputes, including:
- Joint Venture Formation & Management-Related Litigation
- Commercial Lease-Related Disputes
- Collection Cases
- Agency-Related Disputes
We have engaged in intellectual property, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation and evaluated and processed trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
We’ve also represented employers and executives in a variety of employment-related matters. Our firm has assisted them in all aspects of employment law and litigation, including:
- Wrongful Termination
- Sexual Harassment
- Wage & Hour
- Protection of Trade Secrets
- Employee Privacy Rights
- Prevailing Wage Investigations & Litigations
- Governmental Investigations by Various Administrative Agencies
We have also provided regular counsel on a broad range of employment law matters to help clients avoid costly disputes and litigation. Our firm has handled civil litigation cases at different levels of complexity both in state and federal courts, mostly representing plaintiffs. The litigation cases involved complex procedural issues and required a knowledge of the law that governed the dispute, as well as the law governing the procedures needed to litigate the claim properly. We have also handled cases in cooperation with large nationwide and multinational law firms in both state and federal courts. These cases provided valuable experience with both systems' governing rules and practices.
Serious and Catastrophic Injury Claims
Over the years, Astourian & Associates Inc. has handled hundreds of personal injury claims and cases. We successfully pursued cases involving:
- Car Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective Product (Product Liability)
- Slip & Fall
- Burn Cases
- Other Types of Cases
Our firm is involved in all stages of the recovery process, from understanding the client's situation during the initial consultation to evaluating the facts and circumstances. We then gather and compile information regarding the injuries and damages, including:
- Medical Treatment Cost
- Physical & Mental
- Attendant Care Costs
- Lost Income or Wages
- Other Types of Losses
International Business Law & International Matters
We have established a network of contacts throughout the United States and most of the Middle East, with a presence in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and Beirut, Lebanon. For more than twenty years, the firm has handled international business law, transnational and international matters, mostly with parties and issues concerning the Middle East and Asia.
Throughout those years, the firm dealt with various legal issues, conflict of law situations, and jurisdictional disputes between the Middle Eastern and U.S. legal systems. This experience gave us extensive knowledge of how to approach those issues.
We have experience drafting contracts that provide some assurance they’re binding in foreign jurisdictions and accepted as "legally enforceable promises." As with the U.S. legal system, European and Middle Eastern laws provide remedies if a promise is breached and recognize the performance of a promise as a duty. However, the scope, implementation, and extent of those remedies are different.
Contracts also arise when a duty does or may come into existence because of a promise made by one of the parties. For instance, to be legally binding as a contract under U.S. laws, a promise must be exchanged for adequate consideration. That statement is not the case in some of the Middle Eastern systems.
Likewise, in the U.S. legal system, adequate consideration is a benefit or detriment which a party receives which reasonably and fairly induces them to make the promise/contract. It is not a requirement in other systems. We have helped our clients negotiate, draft, execute and implement a wide array of contracts involving real estate, businesses, personal property, and intellectual property. Other agreements included real estate leases and construction contracts.
Entity Formation: Corporations and Partnerships
We have helped our business clients select and form legal business entities both in the Middle East and California. These have included:
- Limited Partnerships
- Limited Liability Companies
This disclaimer applies to each and every statement and representation made on this website. Nothing in this website and/or in each of the representations made herein or on the other pages is to be construed as a promise or guarantee about the outcome of your matter. Astourian & Associates makes no such promises or guarantees. Although the representations may express favorable outcomes in previous cases and matters we handled, no representation could be made about possible results regarding other cases with different subject matters and circumstances. The uncertainties associated with legal matters makes it impractical and impossible for us to assure you of any particular result or the likelihood of success (financial or otherwise) of any matter.