Construction Litigation

It is very rare to have a firm with practical experience in a trade or field in which they claim to practice law. At Safarian & Baroian, that is exactly what you get, the best of both worlds. Not only are our attorneys world-class litigators, one of them is a California licensed general contractor with actual hands on construction experience in both residential and commercial construction projects. Consequently, our attorneys can handle every aspect of construction law, ranging from finite issues during the planning stage, to complex multi-party defect litigation, and virtually every conceivable situation in between. We represent a wide variety of clients from construction professionals including material supplies, subcontractors, general contractors, engineers, and design professionals, to end users such as homeowners associations, businesses, and property owners.

Regardless of the size of your project, the size of your company, or the issues with your property, our attorneys will provide personalized and tailored solutions to all of your construction law related needs. From contract negotiations, alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration, to trial, our breadth of experience in the industry is unparalleled. Contact us to discuss how we can help you navigate all your construction law related issues.


Business Litigation & Transactions

At Safarian and Baroian our attorneys have business and finance degrees from some of the most prestigious universities in Southern California. In addition to our business education and our extensive background in corporate law, we are also business owners. Our attorneys understand many of the nuisances that affect you and your business as we have experienced the same issues. Put our background, education, and experience to work for you. Get more than just an attorney for your business’ legal affairs. We handle all aspects of corporate law from structuring complex financing, cross-collateralization deals, entity formation, drafting partnership and operating agreements, to complex business litigation.

From the Secretary of State to Superior Court and everything in between, we have all your business and corporate matters solved.


Real Estate Litigation & Transactions

At Safarian & Baroian we are not simply attorneys we are also industry professionals. We understand all aspects of the real estate industry because we have been actively involved in it as investors, developers, and licensed real estate brokers. Based on our first-hand knowledge of complex issues and problems from our own real world experience, we are able to provide our clients foresight and prospective other firms simply cannot. Our attorneys have vast experience in both the transactional and litigation aspect of real property matters. We have handled a wide array of matters from simple residential purchase and sale agreements, to complex multi-party commercial real property litigation, and virtually everything in between.  Put our experience to work for you. At Safarian & Baroian you get more than just another attorney, you get an industry professional.


Tort/Serious Injury Litigation

You want an injury lawyer who understands the nuances of litigating cases for both the plaintiff and defense side. We have handled some of the largest personal injury lawsuits ever tried before a jury in the state, including catastrophic injury and wrongful death matters. We have represented both individuals and some of the largest insurers in the world in complex tort cases. On the plaintiff’s side, we have recovered millions for our clients. No firm is better qualified to handle your tort matter.


Appeals

Our attorneys are admitted to practice before all Courts of the State of California, as well as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. We have a deep understanding of the practices and procedures unique to appellate matters, and are highly skilled at the art of written and oral appellate advocacy.


Insurance

We represent major insurers, small and large businesses, and private individuals in complex insurance related disputes involving personal and commercial matters. We have years of experience as coverage counsel, representing insurers and insureds in every aspect of insurance disputes.


Alternate Dispute Resolution

Our attorneys have mediated and arbitrated more than 100 complex legal matters. We have served as mediators in dozens of cases, and have a success rate few firms approach. Mr. Safarian and Edward Baroian are both certified by the prestigious Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Law School. We are called upon frequently by local judges and private litigants to help resolve matters before they reach a jury. And, we do this at a fraction of the rates large mediation enterprises charge.


Probate Litigation

Probate is the legal process by which debts are paid and assets distributed when an individual passes away. Our firm handles disputes involving probate estates, guardianships, conservatorships, and trusts. We litigate claims of undue influence, incapacity, and breach of fiduciary duty that arise in will contests, trust contests, and claims of fiduciary wrongdoing. We also litigate family disputes over property, and contested property disputes where a third party, such as a creditor, claims an interest in estate or trust property. We represents clients in probate and trust matters that are litigated in the civil department, including elder abuse litigation and disputes over non-probate assets such as bank accounts, property held in joint tenancy, and disputes over gifted property. Finally, we also represent executors, administrators, and trustees with their administration of trusts and estates. Our experience with litigation in the field gives our clients a unique perspective that is valuable when resolving the many issues they will confront and resolve while exercising their fiduciary duties.