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Shaun Khojayan

Federal crime Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   34 reviews
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  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Shaun

Learn Shaun’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Federal crime
    40%
    Federal and State trials and successful negotiations. I defend all federal crimes including money laundering, wire fraud, drug conspiracy, distribution, real estate fraud, tax evasion, embezzlement, medicare fraud, extortion, bribery, mortgage fraud, immigration fraud and all other federal crimes. I handle forfeiture cases as well. Call me for a free consultation.

    26 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    We handle violent crimes, homicide and other state crimes. We will associate with the correct investigators and experts. We work to get the best possible results including wins, dismissals and lower sentences. Hablamos Espanol.

    26 years

  3. Sex crime
    20%
    I defend those accused of Sex Crimes, Pornography, Possession and Distribution accusations. I have the right experts to analyze the evidence, win the case or greatly reduce the charges.

    26 years

  4. White collar crime
    20%
    I defend people accused of White Collar crimes including Real Estate Fraud, Health Care Fraud, Money Laundering, Structuring and other Financial Crimes. We have associations with the right experts, accountants, and forensics team to develop the best defense to the charges.

    26 years

TOP RATED LOS ANGELES SUPER LAWYER IN FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE. 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE. EXCELLENT RESULTS AND REVIEWS. WINS AND DISMISSALS.

Dismissals, victories at trial, or significant reductions in the charges or sentence. I succesfully handle federal cases throughout the country and especially in all Federal and State courts in California. My clients are very happy with my work as shown in their reviews. I will personally handle your case and we will always be in contact with you until we achieve a successful result. Call now for a free, confidential consultation.

Awards

Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
2014

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Aleen Khojayan, Attorney at Law
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Location

Law Offices of Shaun Khojayan & Associates PLC

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by E | November 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly a Super Lawyer
Shaun is very detailed and meticulous. I was facing 3 federal charges that I was certain would disappear me for a lifetime. When it comes to the system and advocating for his clients , Shaun is a GOD. He is more than a super lawyer ; he is a friend , the ultimate supporter, and he will not allow you to give up ! I was booked at the border without any knowledge of a sealed warrant. Like many , I was confused and led to his team by reviews. Upon the first conversation I was relieved, and knew I made the right decision by hiring his firm. His communication will keep you informed. His knowledge of the federal law is top tier. Shaun and his wife did magic for my charges. Poof ! Case dismissed! First off , don’t make a mistake and wind up in a sticky situation; but if you did ( you are probably here ) and ended up stuck - go ahead and put all your eggs in the basket of Shaun Khojayan. Guaranteed to have a better result than you would with any other professional!
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Response from Shaun Khojayan November 28, 2023
Thank you for the kind words. We were glad to help you and wish you the best.
Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Intelligent and Top Notch
Shaun Khojayan and his team have been life savers. I have been faced with the most stressful 16 months of my life dealing with a felony case against me. My case is beyond complicated and complex. I had 2 previous attorneys working on it, but the universe and my gut instinct told me I needed a TOP notch attorney to really dissect my case and figure it out . After not getting the answers I needed from my previous attorneys I found Shuan, during our consultation he spent two hours with me discussing the case, before I ever even hired him. he honestly answered more of my answers in two hours then anyone did in the 16 months and I have been dealing with this . I knew then Shaun and his team where who I needed by my side during these bumpy roads in my life. trust me I had called over 20 criminal defense attorneys and was not happy with the answers I was getting until I came across Shuan. no one seemed to understand how complicated my situation was with this case. Shsun and his team are so intelligent they were finally able to figure out my case and what we needed to do to try to move forward in a positive direction . I highly reccomend Shuan and Aleen Balabanian to anyone out there facing charges against them . between the two of them they are a wonderful team that have made my stress levels subside and who I feel genuinely do care about their clients . I feel very blessed to have been led in the direction of this team to help me . Thank You
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Posted by Shannon | January 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The law offices of Shaun Khojayan and associates.
Throughout my entire case Shaun Khojayan was consistently available to discuss any questions I had, fears, doubts, and always gave knowledgeable advice. He has extensive knowledge of the federal crimes justice system. At the beginning of my case I was very confused and Mr. Khojayan patiently and kindly went over all my options. Originally I was facing a 10 year mandatory minimum Shaun Khojayan fought hard to keep me out of custody, at the time of sentencing I received probation. I strongly recommend the law offices of Shaun Khojayan and associates. Today I have my freedom thanks to his hard work and dedication. Thank you Mr. Khojayan
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Posted by Lisa P | April 29, 2022
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Best Representation
Shaun Khojayan is an absolute professional. His knowledge amd expertise regarding the law and how to serve the best interests of his client is what gives hope. I don't know what I would do without him. I am eternally grateful
Posted by Mario | August 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Couldn’t be happier!!!
Shaun was very professional in helping my father vacate a wrongfully guilty conviction for a crime in 1987. This conviction haunted my father for over 30 years and Shaun was able to get rid of this nightmare. He fought tooth and nail to get the conviction vacated which led to my father being able to apply for and become a U.S. Citizen. I can’t thank you enough Shaun for how quickly and professionally you worked on my fathers case. We are eternally grateful.
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Posted by Rebecca & Pete | March 17, 2024
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It's over!
Our family highly, highly recommends Mr. Khojayan! He ushered us through a stressful 290 issue (over two decades old), with respect, thoughtfulness and diligence, eventually meeting with a successful termination of registration! This has changed our lives, and lifted an indescribable weight from our shoulders. If you choose to work with him, you can feel confident without a doubt, that you will have the best defense available!
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Posted by Joseph M. | March 7, 2024
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Simply the BEST!
I have had several lawyers over the years, from criminal defense to family law. Shaun has always been clear on the expectations of the three cases I have had with him, and bottom line is that he has WON ALL THREE CASES for me. Shaun is always VERY fast with getting back to me through email and text message. One last important issue that makes me give Shaun Khojayan a 5 star rating is that he always answers my questions without eating up my retainer (as long as it is a simple question). lawyers I have had in the past are not about wining my case. The other lawyers I have had are all about eating up my retainer, and I am very grateful to Shaun for not doing this in any of the three cases I have had with him!
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Posted by EDA | January 4, 2024
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One of the best legal minds in his field!
Shaun was a GODSEND. My case involved multiple counts of fraud AND possession of cocaine which was affecting my immigration/citizenship status. He crafted a brilliant strategy of separating them into two different motions resulting in both cases being vacated. Shaun showed my wife and I nothing but compassion and kindness throughout the process. I am now at peace without this "sword" no longer hanging over my head all thanks to him.
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Posted by Jerin | December 18, 2023
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A true blessing!!!
This man is truly a savior, I was charged with federal bank fraud and multiple identity theft charges and was facing forsure jail time. I didn’t know what to do especially hearing all the stories about the Feds. I called Shaun and instantly felt that I made the right decision. Since the first day Shaun has been the ultimate professional. His game planning, confidence and vision is just a few things that sets him on another level. He made clutch decision after clutch decision and eventually got 5 years jail time turned into probation with 2 years home confinement. I still can’t believe it!!! Shaun Khojayan Esq. is a brilliant attorney that will literally fight for you to the very end. Trust me!!! I can continue to at be home with my family thanks to this man. Thank you once again for the amazing victory!!!
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Posted by Katerina Tuff | February 23, 2023
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Best lawyer
I highly recommend him. In him you will resolution,timeliness, integrity,compassion, professionalism, rapport.
Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2021
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Best attorney ever!
Shaun was constantly in communication with me keeping me informed and updated on my case. He developed a strategy that I would have never thought up on my own and he won my case! I am ever so grateful for this mans talent and hard work!
Posted by Sammy B | September 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Shaun you are my hero !
thank you for everything you done for me and my family ! You are the miracle , From the moment I called you the first time I knew you going to win my case ! I’m so happy you are the best lawyer I ever had , god bless you I can’t even explain how happy I am and how satisfied I am with your work I will never forget what you did on both of my cases ! You are the one in million ! thank you thank you !
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2021
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Down-to-earth office with great communications and results…
Hired Shaun Khojayan for a Federal early release of supervised release. Everyone from his office is very fast with communication, regardless of day or time from the day I had my consultation to the very end, which is not the case for most lawyers. I am extremely happy with him. I've had 3 different lawyers and he was by far the best.
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Posted by John | January 12, 2020
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Shaun Khojayan, ESQ., Outstanding Criminal Defense Lawyer
I recommend Shaun Khojayan, ESQ. as an excellent Criminal defense lawyer, who has a sophistication that is most helpful in a complicated criminal case. Mr Khojayan guided me for over four years through the criminal process of charges, court hearings, forfeiture, restitution, and settlement process. Shaun is very sophisticated in how to present your case in the best light with a convincing manner. Mr. Khojayan advised me on the main points I should discuss with the Judge when it is my turn to speak and express my thoughts. Mr. Khojayan cares deeply about his clients and their outcomes. His empathy made it easier for me to go through a difficult situation and I am very happy with the final outcome to my case. I am deeply grateful to Shaun and will always remember his guidance as my attorney and my friend.
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2019
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Great People
We were referred to Mr. Shaun Khojayan by another attorney for my brother’s domestic violence case. First time we met him in the consultation interview, we found that he is an intelligent person and knows exactly what his client needs and what is the best to be done for him to save his life. Therefore, we decided to hire Mr. Shaun immediately. We felt that he is the attorney that we are looking for. After that, we met him in the court, and he was very kind and helpful. He answered all our questions, and we still in contact with him through emails. He responds to the emails as fast as he can, and he gives all the helpful suggestions to help with my brother’s case. Mr Shaun is working on the case right now, and we trust that he is doing and will still do his best to get the best results for the case, and I will definitely share his great results on this website when the case gets resolved. We want to thank him and thank his assistant Miss Gracie for they are so kind and so understandable people. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2019
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Testimony
When my son was arrested and charged for a felony, I didn’t know where to turn because this was unfamiliar to us as a family. On top of it I was out of state, I spoke to a number of attorneys and decided to retain Shaun. Shaun represented my son for nearly 2 years with an outcome that we are extremely happy with! Actually, my son was looking at 5 years probation on top of a serious charge, Shaun was able to get the charge reduced and the probation completely dropped! Shaun and his team are extremely responsive supportive and well educated on the laws and court system. My family and I are so thankful for Shaun and his team!!
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Posted by Ayda | April 23, 2019
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Highly Recommend
Shaun was always available to answer any of my questions and handles any requests I had promptly and diligently. Having legal issues is never great, but Shaun definitely made it easier.
Posted by Boris | March 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever
Shaun Khojayan is literally a life saver. I owe this guy more than just a review I owe this man my life. He is the best lawyer ever, I strongly recommend him and his assistant Gracie l. I got the best result on my case and made a miracle happen and I am very thankful. Very nice, respectful and on top of your situation. You guys ever get in trouble Shaun is the man to call!! Best belive!! Thank you Shaun & Gracie :)
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Posted by Varoujan | December 20, 2018
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Dismissed my criminal case
Mr.Shaun experienced attorney he fought for criminal case and he reduce my chargers to community service and at the end he dismissed and seelld my record I'm very thankful to him if I can I'll give him five Star plus, I highly recommend him to other clients
Posted by Pedro | June 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The impossible, possible!
Gracie and Mrs. khojayan fought fire with Fire literally in the federal court house. They defended me. i don’t plan on returning to any courts but if i do, they will be the first i will call. im one of living proof of their hard work of making the impossible possible. Freedom! thank you Mrs. khojayan! Thank you Gracie! You guys are highly recommended over here.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney/Owner
  • Law Offices of Shaun Khojayan & Associates PLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Associate
  • Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Trial Attorney
  • Federal Defenders Of San Diego, Inc.
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Legal Intern
  • Sacramento Public Defender's Office
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Legal Intern
  • Private Law Firm
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Legal Intern
  • California Dept. Of Corporations
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Clerk
  • Orange County Public Defender
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Clerk
  • Santa Barbara County District Attorney
  • 1992 - 1993
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Education

  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of California, Irvine
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
  • University of California - Irvine
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Matter of J.W.
  • Avoided revocation of license. Only probation imposed.
  • People v. Garibay
  • Dismissal
  • United States v. Navarro
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2021 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2017 - Present
  • Association of Federal Defense Attorneys
  • Lecturer/Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2010 - Present
  • Criminal Justice Act Attorney for the Central District of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2002 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2002 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1998 - Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1998 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Attorney Member
  • 2004 - 2008
  • American Association for Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Criminal Justice Act Attorney for the Southern District of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2004 - 2007
  • National Criminal Defense College
  • Attorney Member
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Armenian Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1998 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Armenian
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • A+
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Graduated with Honors
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • 1998
  • Telfeyan Academic Scholarship
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • 1997
  • Managing Editor of Law Review 1997-1998
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • 1997
  • Law Review
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • 1996
  • Academic Achievement Scholarship
  • Verne Adrian and Anabel McGeorge
  • 1996
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Training Seminar for Central District of California Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Federal Bench Trials with Special Findings
  • 2023
  • Association of Federal Defense Attorneys
  • Upcoming Ninth Circuit Criminal Law Update
  • 2014
  • American Inns of Court
  • "Dos" and "Don'ts" for Effective Jury Selection
  • 2008
  • Criminal Justice Attorney Conference
  • Successful Plea Agreements and their Possible Consequences in Federal Court
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (10)
Endorse Shaun
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Shaun on several matters and can honestly say that he is one of the top attorneys I have seen. His knowledge, skill, and expertise sets him apart from the rest. Shaun pays attention to all the details and is passionate about the work he does for his clients. Additionally, Shaun maintains a high degree of professionalism, integrity, and commitment to providing excellent service. I definitely endorse Shaun as being a great attorney in all respects."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shaun Khojayan is an aggressive and experienced lawyer with excellent trial skills. I had the pleasure of working with Shaun in two very serious federal criminal drug cases. He is always well prepared and clients appreciate his dogged defense and excellent judgment. One of his clients looking at a 10 year mandatory minimum prison sentence took Shaun's advice to go to trial. That client walked out of court fully acquitted of all charges. He saved his client's life. I would not hesitate to recommend Shaun to anyone looking for an experienced and tireless defender."
Federal crime Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Khojayan and I have worked together for my years in Federal District Court in San Diego and Los Angeles. He has an accomplished ability to be an effective advocate for his clients in both Federal Courts. Mark A. Chambers Attorney at Law"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shaun is a great trial attorney and true advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having worked on several matters with Shaun, I found him to be extremely sharp. Shaun is capable of recognizing and dissecting complex legal and factual issues, and coming with the best strategy to help his clients no matter how challenging the task. He always puts the client's interest ahead of his while seeking to maintain a balance with the ever so challenging criminal justice system. His demeanor and temperament in court and with opposing counsel are exceptional and noteworthy. I am proud to have worked along side Shaun and have learned lots from him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the privilege of working with Shaun Khojayan on several criminal matters. I quickly became impress with his knowledge, understanding of the law and the ability to maneuver around them. Shaun is well respected by the prosecutors, judges, deputies, and fellow lawyers . Shaun knows how to win and he truly listen to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shaun Khojayan is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He always brings to the table professionalism, preparation & ability. I highly recommend Shaun as a Criminal Defense attorney."
Federal crime Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shaun Khojayan is an outstanding federal criminal defense attorney, highly respected by colleagues, prosecutors and judges. I have had the pleasure of working together with Shaun on several federal criminal cases and have observed his excellent courtroom skills, as well as his top-notch written briefs. I strongly recommend Shaun to anyone who is seeking representation on a federal criminal matter."
Federal crime Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shaun Khojayan is well respected by his colleagues. Federal prosecutors know that that when Mr. Khojayan is defending a case their job just became much more difficult. Mr. Khojayan has a reputation for successfully and aggressively litigating issues by filing motions and going to trial."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Shaun on two cases in which we represented co-defendants. One case went to trial and the other involved a hotly contested motion to suppress. I was at times stunned by his level of expertise and by his composed demeanor. I've only seen one or two other lawyers in all my years of practice who have a better manner with juries, judges, and opposing counsel. Shaun is as effective as they come, and I say this as a lawyer who has also studied and written about lawyers and judges in books and articles."
Litigation Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shaun is a brilliant trial lawyer. He's an aggressive advocate that maintains the respect of his adversaries and judges alike. When I have trial strategy questions to address, I often rely upon Shuan for sound and accurate advice."
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