History and Practice of Minasian, Meith, Soares, Sexton & Cooper, LLP
The Firm was founded in 1941 by P. Jackson Minasian. Mr. Minasian was subsequently joined by his brother, David H. Minasian, and later by his son, Paul R. Minasian. The Firm is presently composed of six attorneys.
Historically, the Firm specialized in water law and public agency representation, and litigation of claims related to water, irrigation and public utility districts, and it continues to be very active in these areas of the law. The Firm currently represents approximately twenty water, irrigation and public utility districts on a routine basis as general counsel. It also serves as special counsel in the federal licensing, development and financing of large hydroelectric water storage projects, and water treatment projects. Our clients are located throughout California, from Humboldt County to Bakersfield. The Firm currently represents eight agencies and/or Joint Power Authorities which own hydroelectric projects licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
The Firm’s private client practice includes representation of numerous farming corporations, families, and individuals. Work for these clients encompasses general corporate work, water rights and litigation. The Firm has developed extensive experience in multi-party tort and corporate litigation, administrative review hearings, real estate transactions, and business transactions.