Mike joined the State Bar of California in 2009 and has been admitted to practice before all Courts in the State of California and in the Central District of California’s federal court.
Mike has represented and assisted numerous businesses with identifying and implementing strategies to manage risk, protect against exposure, ensure regulatory compliance, and protect company assets. As a business litigator, Mike has been first chair in numerous trials, arbitrations, and mediations. His case work involves complex business disputes, real estate and development disputes, securities fraud defense, protecting intellectual property, commercial debt collection, and judgment recovery.
In 2004, Mike graduated from U.C. Irvine with degrees in Political Science and Economics. In 2009, Mike graduated in the top 5% of his class from Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law, where his academic achievements placed him on the Dean’s List and earned him CALI Awards in Torts, Contracts, and Civil Procedure.
While at Chapman, Mike was also the Managing Editor of the Chapman Law Review and the recipient of the William Stallworth Scholarship Award for Excellence. In 2011, Mike received his Masters of Law in Taxation (LL.M.), with honors, from the Georgetown University Law Center; focusing on the taxation of business entities and tax-free reorganizations.
Since 2019, Mike has been distinguished as a Super Lawyer Rising Star, an honor reserved for the top 2.5% of lawyers in Southern California. Mike is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Iranian-American Bar Association, and serves on the Board of Directors of PAND (Persian-American Networking Development) a non-profit organization devoted to helping Persian-Americans network and establish professional relationships.