Vahan Yepremyan, Esq.
Vahan Yepremyan graduated from University of California at Berkley, Magna Cum Laude, with High Honors in General Scholarship and High Departmental Honors (top 4%).
Vahan earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from University of Southern California. While earning his doctorate degree, Vahan was also the Editor and Member of the Executive Board of Hale Moot Court Honors Program, as well as member of Jessup International Law Moot Court Team.
During President Bill Clinton's administration, Vahan worked at the White House think-tank, Economic Strategy Institute, where he researched, analyzed and wrote reports on various issues of US trade relations with Japan and Russia. These reports were distributed to the White House and the Congress to be used in drafting US economic policy and assisting in negotiation process and official meetings with the governments of Japan and Russia.
Subsequent to this, Vahan was hired by a major lobby group in Washington DC, to assist them in their efforts. He met with Congressional officials regarding pending bills and helped to draft proposed legislation regarding various issues at hand.
Vahan returned to Washington, DC to clerk for the U.S. Department of Justice, at the U.S. Attorney's Office, where he worked on prosecuting major criminal cases in US Federal Courts, including major international money laundering and drug trafficking cases.
In 1998, Vahan decided to open his own law firm in Los Angeles, and for the following 15 years he has successfully managed his boutique law firm. Vahan and his firm, Yepremyan Law Firm, have been a trusted legal and strategic business advisor to a diverse client base. His clientele includes large multinational corporations, American and foreign companies and high net worth individuals. His practice specializes in business, corporate and transactional law. He has helped clients navigate the full range of legal and business issues associated with creative projects and new ventures domestically and internationally.
Yepremyan Law Firm has a diverse and experienced attorneys and legal staff. Attorneys and associates include lawyers licensed in California, European Union, Mexico, Russia and Armenia. Yepremyan Law Firm also has an experienced and professional staff that includes 12 paralegals and legal assistants, that speak several languages, including Spanish, Russian, and Armenian.
Vahan has worked on myriad of complex business deals and transactions, involving real estate development, finance, investment, manufacturing and trade. He has helped to negotiate, structure and execute multi-million dollar international complex deals. His understanding of financial, legal and business aspects has been an invaluable asset for his clientele, who has also benefitted from his vast network of political, business and financial contacts.
Vahan is also the Chief Operational Officer and co-owner of Ketchup Entertainment, a film production and distribution company. His company has over 14 motion pictures and documentaries, starring such high caliber actors as Emma Tompson, Pierce Brosnan, Kate Bosworth, John Lucas, Paul Walker, Eddie Izzard, Jason Fleming, Jeoffrey Rush, and others. Their documentary titled “Linsanity” about the underdog story of Jeremy Linn and his rise in NBA has been named an Oscar contender for 2014.
Besides his busy legal and business career, Vahan has continued his political involvement and service.
He was asked by President George Bush to serve on the Presidential Business Committee, as one of the California representatives. He promoted pro-business agenda, and represented California’s business interests, advising on issues California businesses face and proposed various solutions.
Vahan was also invited by the Republican Leadership of the United States Senate to serve as a member of the Republican Senatorial Inner Circle from the State of California.
Subsequently, Business Advisory Council appointed Vahan as the Honorary State Co-Chairman for the State of California, which was published in The Wall Street Journal.
His main task was to identify and address issues California businesses face, including legislation on tax reform and fiscal responsibility.
Vahan has been and continues to guest lecture at numerous colleges, business groups and associations, and has authored numerous published articles on a wide range of business and legal issues.
Vahan has been recognized and has received number of awards for his work.
He was a recipient of the prestigious Republican Gold Medal awarded to him by the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Governing Board of Editors of the American Biographic Institute awarded Vahan the prestigious American Medal of Honor.
Vahan received a National Leadership Award by the Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee for assistance and leadership in promoting pro-business agenda including tax reform and fiscal responsibility.
The Business Advisory Council awarded him with the National Leadership Award for his contribution in political strategy meetings with Congressional Leaders and key members of the Administration. This was featured in Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
Vahan’s most recent accomplishments and awards include the 2013 Trusted Adviser Award and 2013 Innovation Leadership Award presented to him by the Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley Business Journals.
Vahan also received the 2013 Top Lawyers In California Award presented by American Lawyers Media and The Legal Network. This award recognizes select number of attorneys who have reached “Highest In Ethical Standards And Professional Excellence.”
As one of the Executive Producers of the film “Lost Christmas” for BBC, Vahan and his company, Ketchup Entertainment, were awarded the International Emmy Award. He was also nominated for British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) which is the equivalent of Oscars in UK, and the Broadcast Award.
Languages Spoken: Russian, Armenian, English
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Trsuted Adviser Award||San Fernando Valley Business Journal||2013|
|Innovation Leadership Award||San Fernando Valley Business Journal||2013|
|Top Lawyers In California Award||American Lawyers Media||2013|
|Top Lawyers In California Award||The Legal Network||2013|
|American Medal of Honor||Governing Board of Editors of the American Biographic Institute||N/A|
|Republican Gold Medal||National Republican Congressional Committee||N/A|
|National Leadership Award||Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee||N/A|
|Managing Partner||Yepremyan Law Firm||1997 - Present|
|University of Southern California Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|University of California - Berkeley||Politics and International Politics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|