Paul Tour-Sarkissian specializes in international private law, estate planning, trust law and probate, business law, and food and beverage law. He is the co-author of The Essential Guide to California Restaurant Law and the 2017 Supplement to The Essential Guide to California Restaurant Law
He has extensive expertise in forming and advising start-ups on behalf of domestic and foreign clients. Paul is the author of numerous articles on restaurant law and safety, and private international legal issues.
Trained as an attorney in both France and the United States, Paul received a diploma in Banking and Law (1978) and a Masters in Law (1979) from Université Jean Moulin in Lyon, France, an MBA in Banking and Finance from Golden Gate University (1982), a J.D. from University of San Francisco School of Law (1985), and a Master of Laws in Taxation (with honors) from Golden Gate University School of Law (2003).
Admitted to practice law in California and New York, Paul is a member of the ABA, and the State Bars of California and New York.
Paul has been appointed by the Consulate General of France in San Francisco as one of its two official legal advisors. In this capacity, he represents numerous individuals and companies from France and other European countries.
He is the co-author of Trusts Américains et Pratique Notariale Française, published in 2013 by Defrénois (France). Paul has been appointed by Honorable Ed Lee, Mayor of San Francisco, to serve on the San Francisco Small Business Commission for a 4-year term.
- California, 1986
- New York, 1986
- Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California, LL.M. – 2003
- Universite Jean Moulin Faculte de Droit, Lyon, France, Masters in Law – 1979
- University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California, J.D. – 1985
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- ABA, Member
- State Bars of California and New York, Member
- Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
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