Our Attorneys

Admissions

  • State of Maryland
  • Maryland Federal District Court
  • Maryland Federal Bankruptcy Court

Afshin M. Gohari

Principal

Mr. Gohari is the founder and principal of The Gohari Legal Group. The practice focuses on corporate, family, real estate and bankruptcy matters. Mr. Gohari brings his experience from the Montgomery County’s State Attorney’s Office and the District of Columbia’s Department of Human Services, where he focused on their implementation of healthcare exchanges in accordance with the Affordable Care Act.

He assisted in developing rulemaking protocols for data-sharing in accordance with the Data-Sharing and Information Coordination Amendment Act of 2010. He continued his efforts in public service at Montgomery County’s State Attorney’s Office. It was there that Mr. Gohari worked diligently in his fight for social justice, reviewing cases and providing meaningful discussion about the junction between societal expectations and prosecutorial discretion.

In addition to his JD from Howard University School of Law, where he earned multiple merit scholarships, Mr. Gohari received his BA in Political Science from American University, graduating at the top of his class, earning a magna cum laude designation. It was his time at AU that reignited his passion for the law and its role in advancing social and economic justice. His academic interests are in the area of local and state regulations and how they impact national socio-economic dialogue.

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • State of Maryland
  • Maryland Federal District Court
  • Maryland Federal Bankruptcy Court

Behzad Gohari

Principal

Mr. Gohari has spent his career at the intersection of capital markets, law, and technology. Over two decades, and through 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 a unique expertise and deeper appreciation of the interaction between international financial regulation, and the impact of interlocking regulatory regimes on the global markets.

In addition to his JD, he has an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and an LLM with Distinction in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Gohari has been quoted by Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Chicago Tribune, Compliance Week and the Law360 Blog. He has been published in the Westlaw Journal of Securities Regulation, National Mortgage News, Bank Systems & Technology, and Wall Street & Technology as an author. His academic interest is the prevention, management, and mitigation of systemic crises. Mr. Gohari has lived, worked and studied in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.