Sarine A. Abrahamian is an equity partner at Orbach Huff & Henderson. Sarine focuses on public agency real property acquisition, disposition, leasing, consolidation and monetization, with a focus on public/private development projects. She also counsels numerous school board and board-appointed committees and has expertise in business and procurement matters, Brown Act, conflict of interest and Public Record Act matters.
Sarine has substantial trial and arbitration experience resulting in a unanimous jury verdict for a K-12 school district in an eminent domain action, and a substantial reward of liquidated damages for a community college district in a construction arbitration. Sarine has also successfully represented school districts in the Court of Appeal.
Sarine has authored and co-authored various real property, eminent domain and construction training materials and has presented at numerous trade conferences and school facilities events including for the Coalition for Adequate School Housing, California Association of School Business Officials and California Association of Black School Educators. Sarine also provides MCLE training, including for our clients’ in-house general counsel.
Sarine is admitted to the California State Bar to practice in all State courts, and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern California.
Sarine grew up in Sierra Leone, West Africa and is of Armenian descent. She is fluent in Armenian and Krio (Sierra Leonean dialect).
Sarine is very involved in a number of community organizations and has mentored young people, and in particular young women, who are interested in pursuing legal careers.
Sarine received her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School.