Richard Tashjian, Attorney, DHC, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, NYC, New York City

Richard G. Tashjian

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New York, Second Department - 1983 SDNY - 1983 EDNY - 1983 Second Circuit - 1989 US Supreme Court - 2005

Managing Editor, Volume X, Fordham Urban Law Journal (1981-82) Law School, Top 10% Dean’s List 1980-81 AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Fordham University School of Law, JD 1982 Queens College (CUNY) B.A. 1979, Magna Cum Laude (Dual Major, Accounting and Economics)

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 Philippines 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