Behzad Gohari

Mr. Gohari has spent his career at the intersection of capital markets, law, and technology. Over two decades, and through more than a dozen startups, he has acted as founder, investor and strategic advisor, as well as utilizing his expertise in cross-border transactions, involving debt and equity financing.

In addition to corporate development, equity investments, and placements, as well as various securities offerings and financing transactions, he has served as a strategic advisor to startups from the software and biotechnology industries. He has successfully guided his clients and portfolio companies through two of the largest financial crises of the past century developing unique expertise and a deeper appreciation of the interaction between international financial regulation, and the impact of interlocking regulatory regimes on the global markets.


  • LLM
    Georgetown University Law Center
    Master of Laws in Securities & Financial Regulation
    with distinction
  • MBA
    Georgetown University
    McDonough School of Business
  • JD
    Delaware Law School
    Widener University
  • BA
    University of Maryland
    College Park

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • State of Maryland
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court For District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for District of Maryland
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for District of Maryland
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for District of Columbia


Media Coverage


Washington College of Law, American UniversityAdjunct Associate Professor

Mr. Gohari teaches a course on International Debt Workouts. The course involves the semester-long simulation of a private, cross-border debt restructuring of a distressed company in an emerging economy.

University of Maryland, College Park – University HonorsAdjunct Professor

Mr. Gohari created and teaches a course on the history of financial crises from 1850 to present, and their relationship with historical events. Developed all original content for this Honors seminar. Title: Financial Crises: Foundation of Global Tension