Highlights

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Chicago, B.A.
  • University of Southern California, J.D.

Admissions

  • State of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Western District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California

Professional Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association – Construction Subsection
  • Construction Management Association of America
  • Southern California Development Forum

Awards and Recognitions

  • California Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers

Publications & Presentations

  • "SB474 and Changes To California's Contractual Indemnity Provisions," Peckar & Abramson Client Alert, December 2012.
  • “Looking Out For Number One - Safeguarding Lien Rights When Construction Loans Collapse,” Client Alert, 2010.
  • “Waiving the Right to Sue,” Construction and Design Newsletter, Vol. 8, 2002 (co-author).
  • “Tactical Disqualification for Attorneys,” ABTL Report, May 1992, (co-author).
  • “Time Limits at Trial: Cutting ‘The Case’ Down to Size,” ABTL Report, January 1992.

Presentations

  • “Avoiding Construction Litigation”, Asian American & Pacific Islander Construction Expo, Northridge California, February 2015
  • “Lien and Bond Claims” , California Construction Law, The Seminar Group, Santa Monica, California, September 2014
  • “Establishing Delays”, CDI Peer Conference, Napa, California, May 2013

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Alex R. Baghdassarian

Partner

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Los Angeles
1875 Century Park East
Suite 550
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Tel 310.228.1075
Fax 310.228.1076

Alex R. Baghdassarian is a partner in Peckar & Abramson’s Los Angeles office. He focuses his practice on construction contract administration, development agreements, and claims and litigation, including construction defects and delays, and claims involving defaults, terminations, contract sum adjustments and time extensions. Mr. Baghdassarian handles binding arbitrations, and jury and bench trials in the Superior Court of the State of California.

Mr. Baghdassarian obtained a $146 million jury verdict for the owner in the Royal Palm Resort litigation, a 10-month jury trial on Guam involving the structural collapse of a high-rise hotel during an earthquake. He also represented the owners of the Frank Gehry designed Walt Disney Concert Hall in connection with $60 million in claims asserted by the contractors, working closely with the County of Los Angeles' in-house and outside counsel to resolve the county's property rights with respect to the completed concert hall.

In addition, Mr. Baghdassarian successfully represented the owner/developer at arbitration of a $40 million claim pertaining to the long-term operations of an inert debris landfill. He has acted as lead counsel for mechanics’ lien claimants on various matters pending before the Superior Court of California Complex Litigation Panel.

Recently, Mr. Baghdassarian helped negotiate the construction contracts for two Marquis projects in Los Angeles: The Wilshire Grand Center, which, when complete will be the tallest building west of the Mississippi, and the Midfield Concourse project, the first all new terminal construction at the Los Angeles International Airport since the 1960’s, which will house 22 new aircraft gates.

As part of his diverse construction litigation practice, Mr. Baghdassarian has handled bid protests involving municipal agencies as well as the Office of Hearings and Appeals for small business administration matters, and disputes involving commercial general liability policies, excess insurance and reinsurance issues, as well as surety coverage.

Mr. Baghdassarian received his law degree from the University of Southern California, and he served as an extern to the Hon. William J. Rea, United States District Court for the Central District of California.