Mehrnoush Yazdanyar graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in Political Science and a Minor in Near Eastern Languages. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Southern California’s Law School. She has been a member of the California State Bar Association since 2005. She opened own private practice in 2009 and her firm currently has offices in Beverly Hills, Irvine, San Francisco, and Sherman Oaks.
Her firm, Yazdanyar Law Offices, specializes in assisting clients nationwide to comply with and address issues related to the sanctions programs administered by the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). More specifically, her practice focuses mainly on assisting Iranian-Americans and Legal Permanent Residents of the United States with the legal and transparent transfer of assets from Iran to the United States and/or obtaining specific licenses from OFAC authorizing otherwise prohibited transactions. Ms. Yazdanyar has successfully defended federally prosecuted clients on issues relating to U.S. trade sanctions, handled OFAC matters arising before the Federal Bureau of Investigations, as well as successfully assisted thousands of clients throughout the U.S. with the transfer of assets from Iran to the United States. As such, her practice encompasses the regulatory, enforcement, and criminal aspects of sanctions law.