Hahn & Hahn LLP


Firm's Historic Expansion Continues With New Associates in Every Department

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Thu, 06/06/2019

Our historic expansion continues this week with the addition of associates in each of its our main practice groups, Business, Litigation, and Trust & Estates. Because the hires are the result of a broad search for candidates, each associate is new to the Pasadena area.

Kathleen Zaratzian has stepped into the firm’s Trust & Estates Department, while litigator Lucy Vartanian this week becomes a member of the Family Law practice group in the Litigation Department. The new additions join corporate and securities attorney Alan P. Smith, who joined our Business Department in May.

“To meet the current and future demands of our clients, we are building out each of our practice groups with additional talent,” said firm Managing Partner Karl I. Swaidan. “Each new professional brings an added layer of energy and expertise to the firm, and that gets passed along to our clients.”

Ms. Vartanian’s practice focuses on all aspects of family law, including child custody, complex community and separate property issues, and spousal and child support. She is an experienced negotiator and litigator, providing zealous advocacy for her clients as they navigate through the family law judicial system. Ms. Vartanian will also handle civil litigation matters.

Ms. Vartanian received her B.A. from the University of California, San Diego, and her J.D. from Southwestern Law School. Prior to joining Hahn & Hahn, she was with the West L.A. law firm Feinberg Mindel Brandt & Klein, LLP. She lives in Glendale with her husband, Krikor Moloyan, who is also an attorney. They have a four month old daughter.

Ms. Zaratzian’s practice is focused on estate planning, trust administration, probate, and trust litigation. She applies a broad legal background to develop customized, multi-generational estate plans for individuals and families. Through the careful drafting of trusts, wills, powers of attorney, and health care directives, Ms. Zaratzian recognizes and addresses potential conflicts before they occur while preserving her clients’ interpersonal and wealth transfer objectives.

Ms. Zaratzian received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and her J.D. from William & Mary Law School. She previously worked with the Santa Barbara law firm, GM Group, PC. She lives in Pasadena with her husband, Michael Lawson, a research scientist at CalTech.

Mr. Smith’s practice focuses on providing corporate and securities counsel with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. His clients range from private individuals, entrepreneurs and early stage companies to large, publicly-traded corporations. Mr. Smith has previously served as the outside general counsel to several clients. He advises on a variety of industries including technology, financial services, and lending.

Mr. Smith received his B.A. from Brigham Young University and his J.D. from Washington and Lee School of Law. Prior to joining Hahn & Hahn, Mr. Smith was an associate with the San Luis Obispo law firm, Stuart Moore Staub. His is married to Danielle Smith and has two children.