Behzad Gohari

Principal
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Biography

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.

Mr. Gohari has been published and featured in:

● Journal of Corporation Law
● Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch
● Bloomberg BusinessWeek
● Chicago Tribune
● Compliance Week
● Law360 Blog
● Westlaw Securities Litigation Journal
● National Mortgage News
● Bank Systems & Technology
● Wall Street & Technology
● The Orlando Sentinel

Education

  • 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

Admissions

  • State of Maryland

  • District of Columbia

  • U.S. District Court for District of Maryland

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for District of Maryland

Teaching

Washington College of Law, American University

Adjunct 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 Honors

Adjunct 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

Publications

Media Coverage