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Ara Movsessian, J.D.

Associate Legal Counsel

Recognition & Awards

  • Education

    J.D., Focus: Contracts and Transactions, Southwestern Law School


    B.S., Public Policy, Management and Planning; Emphasis: Real Estate Development, University of Southern California



    CA State Bar License #291764

    Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association

    Member, American Bar Association

    Member, Beverly Hills

Ara H. Movsessian is a California State Bar Licensed attorney with background in compliance, contractual and transactional law as well as a background in project/program management. He is responsible for ensuring that the firm complies with all manner of contract and regulatory requirements and provides integrated project management skills.  Ara’s legal background in combination with his knowledge of project management make him invaluable in ensuring all projects are successful in delivering every component of their scopes of work.


Ara is a key component of Cordoba’s contract management functions firm-wide.  He is responsible for monitoring permitting and regulatory compliance and negotiates and drafts agreements for bid packages.  Reviews, evaluates, and negotiates prime and subcontract terms and conditions; researches relevant legal precedent and prepares summary memos for the firm’s senior managers.  As a member of Cordoba’s CEQA/NEPA practice circle, he has prepared whitepapers and presentations specifically involving changes and updates in precedent in environmental and land use law and policy.  Ara also performs oversight and project management duties for various contracts.