Upon graduating from law school in 1982, Mr. Tashjian joined the New York law firm of Hawkins, Delafield & Wood as a litigation associate, chiefly handling First Amendment and defamation matters for a major television network. In 1986 Mr. Tashjian joined the litigation department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York, responsible for representing both plaintiffs and defendants in major, multi-million dollar commercial litigation matters as well as related bankruptcy adversary proceeding litigation matters for debtors such as Drexel Burnham Lambert, Texaco, and Eastern Airlines.
Notable work included representing Security Pacific Bank in the mortgage foreclosure of three major commercial properties in New York alleged to have been owned by the Marcos family, the Government of the Phillipines and other competing interests. Mr. Tashjian left Weil, Gotshal & Manges in 1992 to start his own law firm, Tashjian & Padian, specializing in commercial litigation in federal and state court, with an emphasis in trademark and copyright litigation, as well as transactional work. After obtaining a defense verdict of no liability for Oscar de la Renta LLC in an action brought against the Company by a licensee, Mr. Tashjian has been involved in handling ongoing trademark licensing agreements and contract and corporate matters for the Company as well as commercial leasing. In 1995 Mr. Tashjian was selected to participate in a two-week mission to the Republic of Armenia under the auspices of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to provide legal guidance on drafting of commercial laws and regulations to assist in the privatization of food markets. For the past ten years Mr. Tashjian has also been providing ongoing general corporate and trademark advice for a major, international crystal glassware company.
– Comment, The Small Business Investment Incentive Act of 1980
– Venture Capital Financing, 9 Fordham Urb. L.J. 865 (1981)
– When is A Deal a Deal, The National Law Journal, June 23, 1997