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A Collaboration Between The Iranian American Bar Association (IABA), IABA Foundation & University of California, Irvine (UCI) School of Law

September 19-20, 2015
Hilton Hotel, Costa Mesa, Orange County, CA


Panels

On Sunday, September 20, 2015, our all-day conference offers continuing education credits, presented by nationally and internationally recognized experts and dignitaries. Our hosted lunch will feature internationally recognized scholar, Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of University of California, Irvine, School of Law.

Criminal Law Speaker: Tom Mesereau, Esq. – Mesereau Law Group Robin Sax, Esq. – Legal Analyst; Former Prosecutor
Moderator: Nikoo Berenji, Esq.td>Intellectual Property Speaker: Hussein Akhavannik, Esq. – BakerHostetler Robert Babayi, Esq. – Managing Partner, Vector IP Law Grouptd>Employment Law Speakers: Nina Kani, Esq. – Kani Law Group Samy L. Sadighi, Esq. – Managing Counsel at Toyota Financial Services Babak Yousefzadeh, Esq. – Partner, Sheppard Mullin

8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
* Panel A * Panel B * Panel C
9:00 am – 10:00 am Student Panel Mediation: “Cross Cultural Negotiation”
Speaker: Mark Ameli, Esq. – ADR Services; Ameli Law Group
“Tax Implication of Transferring Money from Iran”
Speaker: Zaher Fallahi, Esq., CPA, BA, MA, MBA
10:10 am – 11:10 am Family Law: “When is it Over? The Date of Separation”
Speakers: Honorable Thomas Trent Lewis, Judge Los Angeles Superior Court Hossein F. Berenji, Esq. – Berenji & Associates
Immigration Law: “Visas: Getting to the Yes; Dealing with the No”
Speakers: Niki Jacobson, Esq. – Jacobson Law Firm Joubin Nasseri, Esq. – Nasseri Law Jeff S. Tunis – US Consul General, retired, Visiting Scholar, Indiana University, US Treasury Department, Foreign Assets Control Officer, retired. Alec P. Wilczynski, Esq. – US Consul General, retired, Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the National Center for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Trade Negotiator at the Office of US Trade Representative
Real Estate/Business Litigation: “Winning Strategies for Working with Real Estate Expert Witnesses”
Speakers:Honorable Elia Weinbach, Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court Janis H. Ozaki, Esq. – Dykema Gossett Lee Segal – CEO & President, Segal Commercial Properties; Real Estate Forensic Expert David S. White, Esq. – David S. White & Associates
11:20 am – 12:20 am Tax Planning Strategies: “Income and Estate Tax Reduction Strategies: Significantly Avoid Voluntary Payments to Federal and State Governments”
Speaker: Mark Silberfarb, TEP,CFP®,ChFC,AEP,CLU – Financial Advisor
Trial Advocacy: “Never Surrender – The Rhetoric of Winston Churchill”
Speaker: Michael Schwartz, Esq. – Founder, Trial Advocacy Group, LLC; LA City Attorney’s Office; LA County Bar Assoc. Trial Advocacy lead instructor
12:30 pm – 1:50 pm Lunch “Ramifications of Recent Supreme Court Decisions” KeynoteSpeaker: Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law at UC Irvine School of Law
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm “Multinational Asset Management”
Speaker: Jean-Claude Knebeler – Consul General at Consulate General of Luxembourg; Executive Director of the Luxembourg Trade & Investment Office
Substance Abuse
Speakers: Honorable James P. Gray – Judge, Orange County Superior Court (Retired), Lieutenant Diane Goldstein – Redondo Beach Police Department, CA (Retired)
In-House Counsel
Speakers: Mina Almassi, Esq. – Senior Corporate Counsel, Domestic & International, Rimini Street, Inc. Ryan S. Evans, Esq. – Direct and Corporate Counsel, Jack In The Box, Inc.
3:10 pm – 4:10 pm Criminal Law
Speaker: Tom Mesereau, Esq. – Mesereau Law Group Robin Sax, Esq. – Legal Analyst; Former Prosecutor
Moderator: Nikoo Berenji, Esq.
Intellectual Property
Speaker: Hussein Akhavannik, Esq. – BakerHostetler Robert Babayi, Esq. – Managing Partner, Vector IP Law Group
Employment Law
Speakers: Nina Kani, Esq. – Kani Law Group Samy L. Sadighi, Esq. – Managing Counsel at Toyota Financial Services, Babak Yousefzadeh, Esq. – Partner, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
4:20 pm – 5:20 pm OFAC: “Iran Sanctions in a Post Nuclear Deal Environment”
Speakers: Erich Ferrari, Esq. – Ferrari & Associates, Peter Kucik – Former Senior Sanctions Policy Advisor at the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”); Partner at Inle Advisory Group
Ethics: “Handshakes and Hand Grenades: Are Your ‘Private’ Communications Really Privileged?”
Speakers: Hajir Ardebili, Esq. – Special Counsel, Kelley Drye Damaris Diaz, Esq. – Senior Associate, Kelley Drye
“Savvy Social Security Planning for CPAs, Attorneys, and Other Professionals”
Speaker:Robert L. Brown, Certified Financial Planner at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm * Judges Panel:
Speakers: Honorable Jay C. Gandhi, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Central District of California, Honorable Lon F. Hurwitz, Supervising Judge, Family Law Division, Orange County Superior Court, Honorable A. Ashley Tabaddor, Judge, Los Angeles Immigration Court (personal capacity)

Silent Auction

We will a also be having a Silent Auction on Saturday night, September 19th, starting at 6 pm during our cocktail reception hour and continuing through out the night. The auction will feature selected pieces of art by Iranian artists and other valuable items.
Auction items are still being accepted! This is great opportunity for ALL types of businesses to have exposure to a large group and promote their business and services.