P: (818) 205-9955 F: (818) 205-9944 E: otakvoryan@tharpe-howell.com

OVSANNA TAKVORYAN is a Partner of the Firm in the Sherman Oaks, California office, and is the Chair of the Firm’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group.  Ms. Takvoryan is also a member of the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group.

Ms. Takvoryan is a business and restructuring attorney with over nineteen years of experience serving as counsel to various corporate entities and high net worth individuals locally, nationally and globally, in various industries including, but not limited to entertainment, retail, real estate, finance, technology, and manufacturing.

Ms. Takvoryan handles all aspects of corporate transactions, ranging from forming new business entities to representing established companies through complex financing transactions, asset purchase agreements, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and corporate restructurings.  She also has extensive experience structuring, negotiating, and drafting a wide range of complex agreements, analyzing and interpreting contracts and providing legal advice on potential risks and issues in a wide range of legal areas.

Ms. Takvoryan specializes in corporate restructuring and in litigation and transactional aspects of Chapter 11 reorganization.  She has represented debtors, official unsecured creditors’ committees, Chapter 7 Trustees, and trustees in Chapter 11 business as well as individual cases and bankruptcy litigation proceedings.  She has also represented creditors in their disputes against distressed and bankrupt companies as well as in disputes between secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 reorganization cases.  Ms. Takvoryan handles all aspects of Chapter 11 litigation and transactional matters from the inception of the case through and following confirmation.  She has also undertaken improper asset transfer investigations and asset recovery litigation and negotiates and prosecuted mass avoidance actions.  As restructuring counsel, Ms. Takvoryan has negotiated and documented various types of transactions and agreements including but not limited to distressed financing agreements, asset sales, mergers, and acquisition agreements.

Ms. Takvoryan also represents clients with diverse interests in real estate holdings.  Such representation ranges from structuring purchases and sales of real property to much more complex transactions involving TIC agreements and 1031 exchanges and syndications.  She has worked on transactions in the range of $10 to $95 million and matters involving multiple entities and lenders.  These transactions also involved securing financing ranging from traditional mortgages to mezzanine loans.

Ms. Takvoryan also has extensive experience in structuring business transactions for foreign clients doing business in the United States and representing U.S. companies doing business abroad.

Practice Areas


J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2001
B.A., Occidental College, Los Angeles (magna cum laude), 1998


Ms. Takvoryan was honored with a certificate of appreciation from Public Counsel Law Center’s Debtor Assistance Project in 2006.

Ms. Takvoryan was named a “Super Lawyer Rising Star” by Southern California Super Lawyers in Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine each year from 2007 to 2010.  “Super Lawyer Rising Stars” are selected from nominations submitted by current Super Lawyers and represent the top 2.5% of up-and-coming attorneys in the state.

Speaking Engagements

Ms. Takvoryan has been invited to participate in the following conferences and programs as a panelist to showcase her expertise in Chapter 11 bankruptcy representation:

  • ABI Western Consumer Bankruptcy Conference – January 21, 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 21st Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference – August 22-24, 2013, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association – October 29, 2013, Los Angeles, California

Bar Admissions 

State Bar of California

Court Admissions

All California State Courts

All California U.S. District Courts



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