Freeman, Freeman & Smiley LLP

Professional Details

Raffi K. Mansourian, Senior Counsel

Raffi K. Mansourian possesses extensive real estate and corporate transactional experience, including serving as corporate in-house counsel for a local company with over 50,000 employees. Mr. Mansourian has represented corporate and individual clients in a wide range of commercial real estate matters, including drafting and negotiating commercial lease agreements, lease renewals, subleases, lease extensions and lease termination workout agreements, and the sale and purchase of commercial real estate.  He has significant experience negotiating complex commercial agreements with Fortune 500 companies, merchants, banks and vendors, and advising clients concerning corporate formation, tax, labor and employment, and general corporate governance issues.

In addition, Mr. Mansourian is a licensed California Real Estate Broker and has also passed the CPA Exam.  

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Armenian Bar Association
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Representative Clients and Matters

  • Structured, drafted and negotiated hundreds of long-term complex commercial leases throughout the country for the second-largest provider of armed car transportation, cash logistics and security services. 
  • Negotiated government contracts with federal, state and local agencies for armored car, cash logistics and security services.
  • Represented global investment banks in corporate finance transactions to obtain federal tax credits through strategic acquisitions and investments in the oil and gas industries.
  • Represented an international conglomerate specializing in the distribution of water and power, along with various other entities in financing transactions involving synthetic lease agreements for its equipment.
  • Drafted and negotiated various agreements, including lease agreements, purchase and sale agreements for commercial real estate, distribution agreements, licensing agreements, employment agreements, partnership agreements, joint-venture agreements, stockholder agreements, and non-competition agreements for a variety of public and private companies, including a major motion picture studio, a national veterinary hospital and laboratory company, and a global interactive entertainment software company.
  • Represented acquiring entities and targets in merger and acquisitions transactions; purchasers and sellers in stock and asset sales; and issuers, underwriters and investors in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt.
  • Drafted and filed corporate formation documents, including, but not limited to, articles of incorporation, bylaws, operating agreements, and assisted companies in maintaining their corporate books and records.

Presentations & Publications