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Milene C. Apanian

Milene C. Apanian

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: October 25, 2019




Milene C. Apanian is a partner at Abdulaziz, Grossbart & Rudman, where she assists contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, sureties, owners and developers prevent and resolve disputes on all types of public and private construction projects.

She counsels clients throughout the construction process, starting with contract drafting and negotiations. She negotiates and litigates business and construction transactions and disputes, breach of contract/termination lawsuits, mechanic’s lien and stop notice actions, change orders, delay, disruption, acceleration, extra work and changed conditions claims. She represents clients in administrative hearings, including Contractors’ State License Board disciplinary actions and complaints, public agency bid disputes and challenges, contractor responsibility and bid responsiveness issues, subcontractor listing law issues and substitutions, sole-sourcing, or-equal approvals and petitions for writ of mandate/prohibition. She routinely handles mediations, arbitrations and litigation from inception to settlement or trial.

Prior to practicing law, Apanian worked for local architectural firms and construction companies, and gained valuable knowledge and experience regarding the construction industry.

She is a frequent guest speaker for various construction trade associations, and periodically publishes construction law-related articles. Apanian has also taught construction law and contract drafting at Southwestern Law School.

Apanian obtained her bachelor’s degree in architecture from University of Southern California and her JD from Southwestern University School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in the State of California, Nevada and the Court of Federal Claims. Apanian’s California Architect Registration is currently pending.   

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Los Angeles Times
January 15, 2020
Re: Wayne Sandholtz

Wayne Sandholtz, a faculty member part of both USC Gould and USC Dornsife, wrote an op-ed discussing how Trump is “a few steps from becoming a new kind of autocrat –an elected one.” He analyzes how Trump’s strategies and actions mirror those of other elected autocrats, naming Viktor Orban, Vladimir Putin, and Rodrigo Duterte as examples.

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