Arteen Mnayan is an associate in the Land Use and Government practice of Mayer Brown's Los Angeles office. He primarily represents investors and developers in all aspects of the real estate entitlement and development process, focusing on land use entitlement matters, helping developers navigate state and local regulations and authorities, government outreach, and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance. 

Arteen has extensive experience in land use regulation and obtaining entitlements for real estate development projects, including residential development, commercial development, mixed-use projects, hotels, schools, and master planned communities. He also advises clients on land use, environmental, and housing regulations, including CEQA entitlement streamlining laws, the California Subdivision Map Act, the Ellis Act, and density bonus laws, and has experience drafting development agreements. Arteen also advises institutional lenders with regards to land use entitlement issues in the origination of industrial, multi-family, medical, retail and office construction loans and on refinancing and acquisition loans secured by all types of real estate.

As an active member of the policy and land use community, Arteen serves on the Los Angeles Business Council’s Legislative Affairs Committee and the Valley Industry and Commerce Association’s Land Use Committee, and serves on the boards and committees of several non-profit organizations. 

During law school, Arteen externed for the Central District of California Bankruptcy Court for the Honorable Victoria S. Kaufman. 

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Armenian


University of Southern California, BA, cum laude

Loyola Law School - Los Angeles, JD


  • California


  • Legislative Affairs Committee Member of the Los Angeles Business Council
  • Land Use Committee Member of the Valley Industry Commerce Association
  • Member of the Central City Association of Los Angeles 
  • Member of the State Bar of California