Eliot S. Nahigian

Eliot S. Nahigian

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Fresno, CA

Coleman & Horowitt, LLP
 | 499 West Shaw Avenue, Suite 116
Fresno, CA 93704
Phone: 559-248-4820
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006, 2012 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%),
  • Business/Corporate (40%),
  • Tax: Business (20%)
Attorney Profile

A certified specialist in probate law, trusts, estate planning and taxation law, Eliot S. Nahigian has years of qualified experience in these specific legal fields. Specializing in business and transactions, Mr. Nahigian brings more than 30 years of legal experience to his California practice. He also is a certified public accountant who has served as president for the California Society of CPAs, Fresno Chapter.
A member of Coleman & Horowitt, LLP, Mr. Nahigian has been instrumental in getting results for his clients in numerous significant transactions. He has helped clients resolve business law matters including sales, exchange of investments, probate, 1031 exchanges, business formation, and real estate acquisitions and refinancing. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Mr. Nahigian handles his clients' cases with professionalism, tact and expertise.

Mr. Nahigian has a solid record of accomplishment. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his practice, including being named as AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell. He also has an Avvo rating of 6.5, or "good." In addition to his practice, Mr. Nahigian maintains memberships with various associations. He is a member of several areas of both the Fresno County Bar Association and the State Bar of California.

Mr. Nahigian represents clients throughout the Central Valley and California, and he is admitted to the United States Tax Court, District Court for the Eastern District of California and the Court of Appeals 9th Circuit. No matter how simple or complex the business matter, Mr. Nahigian has the knowledge and experience to get the results that his clients need.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

About Eliot Nahigian

Admitted: 1979, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.ch-law.com/attorneys/eliot-nahigian


  • Cum Laude, Loyola Law School
  • AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified, State Bar of California, Specialist in Estate Planning, Trusts, and Probate Law and in Taxation Law
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Real Property Law; Taxation, Trust and Estates Sections of the California State Bar Association
  • Member, Business Law, Estate Planning and Real Property Law Sections, Fresno County Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • United States Tax Court
  • California


  • Independent representation of a beneficiary in a Probate Estate of over $10 million
  • IRC §1031 Exchanges of investment Real Estate

Educational Background:

  • California State University, Fresno, B.S., Accounting, Summa Cum Laude
Office Location for Eliot S. Nahigian

499 West Shaw Avenue
Suite 116
Fresno, CA 93704


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Last Updated: 2/16/2018

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