The 2017 AABA Board of Directors
||President: Sevahn A. Merian
Black Black and Black P.C.
P.O. Box 5405
Warren, MI 48090
Sevahn is the current President of the AABA. She specializes in family law. Prior to practicing family law, Sevahn was an Administrative Law Judge for the Driver's License Appeal Division in Lansing, Michigan. She is also an accomplished violinist with the Warren Symphony Orchestra, Oakland Symphony Orchestra, and the International Symphony Orchestra. She lives with her twin cats, Chopin and Haydn.
||Vice President: Lisa Tehlirian
Ellis Porter, PLC.
2701 Troy Center Drive, Suite 410
Troy, MI 48084
Lisa Tehlirian is an experienced immigration attorney, who has been practicing exclusively immigration law since 2004. Ms. Tehlirian enjoys the complexities of the immigration practice, and is passionate about assisting clients achieve their immigration objectives.
Since 2009, Ms. Tehlirian has worked with Ellis Porter, PLC, one of the largest boutique immigration law firms in the State of Michigan. Her immigration law practice encompasses family-based immigration matters, including fiance(e) visa petitions, immigrant visas, adjustment of status, conditional residency; inadmissibility and removability issues; nonimmigrant and immigrant waivers; criminal immigration issues; naturalization and citizenship; and employment-based immigration, including nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions.
Prior to her work with Ellis Porter, PLC, Ms. Tehlirian worked as an Associate Attorney at Kennedy Riordan & Associates (KRA Immigration Law), where she had a lead role in managing the firm's individual and family services group. She also gained experienced through a post-graduate clerkship with the U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General Honors Program, where she worked as a Judicial Law Clerk and Attorney Advisor for the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), U.S. Immigration Court in Detroit, Michigan.
Ms. Tehlirian earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, in 2004. She also earned her Bachelor's in General Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2000.
Ms. Tehlirian is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), State Bar of Michigan, and the Armenian American Bar Association.
||Treasurer: Mark G. Kaylian
Laurencelle Properties, Inc.
44004 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Phone: (248) 258-6200
|Mark G. Kaylian is currently the Treasurer of AABA. Mark's principal practice area is commercial real estate transactions (sale, purchase, leasing, finance, and development) and general corporate business transactions. As corporate counsel for Laurencelle Properties, Inc., Mr. Kaylian represents the company with both its real estate and general corporate matters.
||Secretary: Kathryn L. Ossian
Ossian Law P.C.
701 Woodward Heights, Suite 117
Ferndale, Michigan 48220
Phone: (313) 575-7234
|Kathryn L. Ossian is currently
the Secretary of AABA. Kathy heads up the legal team
that counsels Fortune 500 companies, second-stage businesses
and start-ups in all aspects of Information Technology law
tailored to the clients' specific industry and needs. Kathy
strategizes, negotiates and drafts all types of technology
and Web-related agreements, Internet use and e-records
policies and handles the transfers of intellectual property
including trademarks and domain names. Kathy specializes in
crafting successful deals to add her clients'
technology-procurement needs and data protection issues.