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Steven Sharafian



Steven Sharafian counsels and provides risk management services to architects, engineers and landscape architects. He also prepares, analyzes and negotiates design related agreements. Mr. Sharafian trained as an architect at the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley, where for 20 years he taught a graduate architectural professional practice course. He represents design firms with diverse practice areas and that range in size from large international firms to solo practitioners. Mr. Sharafian provides advice and counsel to various professional associations that serve design professionals.

Areas of Practice

  • Design Professionals Defense & Counseling

Areas of Expertise

  • Risk management counseling for design professionals

  • Analyzing design professional agreements

  • Preparing design professional industry documents

  • Standard of care

  • Indemnification obligations

  • Loss prevention and risk management


  • University of California, Berkeley 

       B.A., Architecture, 1983

  • University of Santa Clara Law School

       J.D., 1986 

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