Practices

Business

Our business law practice combines industry expertise with practical legal advice to create efficient, real-world solutions. Our clients receive a balanced, thoughtful approach to each legal issue, and consider us a partner in their growth and success.

We provide comprehensive legal representation to businesses in several industries including technology, finance, retail, distribution, manufacturing, and fulfillment. We provide full lifecycle representation, from forming new corporate entities to representing established companies through complex financing, restructuring, and acquisitions. For select clients, we serve as outside general counsel for their ongoing operational needs, providing them peace of mind knowing that each transaction is reviewed or negotiated by their own legal team.

We also represent our clients in business-related litigation matters through practical and cost-effective problem-solving assistance. Each legal dispute presents a unique set of challenges that must be handled according to the specific circumstances surrounding it. Whether a resolution can be reached through simple negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, or complex litigation, Gourjian Law Group stands ready to achieve the best results for our clients.

Real Estate

Gourjian Law Group combines deep knowledge of the business and financial aspects affecting any real estate deal with broad knowledge and experience with key markets. Whether our clients are purchasing, selling, or restructuring, we provide guidance and expertise throughout the process.

We are regularly retained in complex real estate transactions, locally and nationally, in matters ranging from structuring equity, debt, and reorganization transactions to the purchase and sale of multi-million dollar commercial and mixed-use properties. We also advise multi-partner legal entities (such as joint ventures, partnerships, and limited liability companies) as necessary to effect specific real estate transactions.

Our primary focus is representation of local and regional real estate developers and investors in development projects throughout California, including residential, commercial, office buildings, shopping centers, and luxury condominiums. We also represent borrowers and lenders in all types of real estate financing arrangements, including renegotiation of financing terms.

Our historic involvement in key real estate development and land-use matters means our firm has developed credibility and relationships that are crucial in negotiating with city councils, planning commissions, boards of appeal, and other regulatory agencies. This helps us bring an unmatched level of efficiency to each real estate transaction.

Bankruptcy

During volatile economic times, we help protect our clients’ economic interests, maintain financial stability, and foster growth. Gourjian Law Group has extensive bankruptcy and creditors’ rights expertise in all transactional and litigation contexts.

We deliver expert counsel on all aspects of bankruptcy law, ranging from individual Chapter 7 cases to creditors’ and debtors’ rights in non-judicial debt restructurings, state and federal court receiverships, bankruptcy asset purchases, and Chapter 11 reorganization cases. We are also regularly involved in adversarial litigation (e.g., preferences, equitable subordination, and fraudulent-transfer litigation), debtor in possession financing motions, and relief from automatic stay motions.

We also handle all bankruptcy-related litigation, representing bankruptcy trustees, debtors, and creditors in connection with complex reorganization plans, bankruptcy court asset sales, and the assumption and assignment of executory contracts and leases. We also represent trustees in avoidance matters, including preference actions and fraudulent conveyance lawsuits, and have specific expertise defending the rights of debtors in bankruptcy proceedings.

Our principal, Varand Gourjian, has also represented multiple federal equity receivers appointed at the request of the Securities and Exchange Commission in cases throughout the United States. These cases involve significant investigatory work with respect to fraudulent conduct and substantial recovery efforts to mitigate losses to victimized investors and creditors, analysis of director-level corporate malfeasance, and liquidation of multi-million dollar companies.