In securing the continuance, the Keuroghlians’ attorney, Karine Basmadjian, argued that the couple had closed escrow on a storefront office and were in the process of renovating it, after which they would move their office.
Despite the legal wrangling, and findings that the Keuroghlians are operating in violation of zoning code, neighbors have continued to complain about ongoing business operations there.
For their part, the Keuoghlians have called neighborhood complaints overblown and racially motivated, an accusation their neighbors have strongly denied.
Apartment owners draw lawsuit
Beverly Hills-based real estate firm StarPoint Properties, LLC, first caught the attention of city officials when dozens of residents of the company’s Montrose apartment complex turned out at a City Council meeting in May requesting protection from the company’s alleged attempts to illegally force tenants to move.