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Iranian American Bar Association Foundation– 5185 MacArthur Blvd. NW Suite 624 Washington DC 20016

Iranian American Bar Association
Board of Directors
Pouria Paknejad
Sean Chalaki
Mani Dabiri
Affi Eghbaldari
Pouya Lavian
Leila Mansouri
Ramin Montazeri
Yalda S. Neil
Gouya Ranekouhi
Parisima Roshanzamir
Saiena Shafiezadeh
Babak Yousefzadeh
(President)


Board of Advisors
Jamie Abadian
Panteha Abdollahi
Robert Babayi
Nahal Iravani-Sani
Houri Khalilian
Nema Milaninia
Ali M. M. Mojdehi
Niki K. Moore
Hamid Rafatjoo
Soroush R. Shehabi
Farzad Tabatabai
John Tehranian


Iranian American Bar Association Foundation
Board of Directors
Sara Izadpanah
(Scholarship Chair)
Atoosa Vakili (Chair)
Hedieh F. Zarrabi(Conference Chair)


Board of Advisors
Jamie Abadian
Panteha Abdollahi
Robert Babayi
Hon. Susan Etezadi
Nahal Iravani-Sani
Houri Khalilian
Nema Milaninia
Niki K. Moore
Nader Mousavi
Hamid Rafatjoo
Soroush R. Shehabi
Hon. Ashley Tabaddor
Farzad Tabatabai
John Tehranian

2nd Annual National Conference
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

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

IABA & IABA Foundation, in collaboration with UC Irvine, School of Law, will be presenting the Second Annual National Conference (“Conference”) on September 19-20, 2015. The Conference will be a two-day event, attended by attorneys, judges, law students, CPAs and financial industry practitioners nationwide.

We will send invitations for the 2015 Conference to attorneys, judges and law students, as well as to CPAs and those in the financial industry who may benefit from the lectures. We will also be advertising the Conference in legal journals and publications. In addition, invitations will be shared through list serves and databases, specifically targeting the Iranian-American legal and accounting community.

The event will provide a formal dinner and dancing on Saturday, September 19, 2015, and Danette Meyers,Esq., Treasurer Elect of the State Bar of California and Former President of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.


Panels
On Sunday, September 20, 2015, is an all-day conference, offering 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.The topics of the panels would be of interest to attorneys, accountants, financial planners and law students, and include, but not limited to the following:* Criminal Law:
Tom Mesereau, Esq. – Mesereau Law Group
* Employment Law:
Babak Yousefzadeh, Esq. – Partner, Shepard Mullen
Other Panelists – TBD
* Ethics:
TBD
* Family Law:
Honorable Thomas Trent Lewis, Judge Los Angeles Superior Court
Hossein F. Berenji, Esq. – Berenji & Associates
* Immigration:
Joubin Nasseri, Esq. – Nasseri Law
Nikiki Jacobson, Esq. – Jacobson Law Firm
Jeff S. Tunis – Former Senior Foreign Consular Officer
Alec P. Wilczynski, Esq. – Former Foreign Service Consular Officer; Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the National Center for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation; Trade Negotiator at the Office of the US Trade Representative
Judge – TBD
* IP:
Robert Babayi, Esq. – Managing Partner, Vector IP Law Group
Shahrzad Poormosleh, Esq. – Sughrue Mion PLLC
* Judges Panel:
Honorable Lon F. Hurwitz, Supervising Judge of Family Law Division, Orange County Superior Court
Honorable A. Ashley Tabaddor, Judge Los Angeles Immigration Court
* Law Student Panel:
Niki K. Moore, Esq. – Founder and CEO, 3L Law Prep; Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
* Mediation – Cross Cultural:
Mark K. Ameli, Esq. – ADR Services; Ameli Law Group
* OFAC:
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
* Offshore Asset Protection:
Honorable Jean-Claude Knebeler – Consul General at Consulate General of Luxembourg; Executive Director of the Luxembourg Trade & Investment Office
* Real Estate/Business Litigation:
Lee Segal – CEO & President, Segal Commercial Properties; Real Estate Forensic Expert
David S. White, Esq. – David S. White & Associates
Janis H. Ozaki, Esq. – Dykema Gossett
Honorable Elia Weinbach, Judge Los Angeles Superior Court
* Substance Abuse:
TBD
* Tax Planning Strategies:
Mark Seilberfarb, TEP,CFP®,ChFC,AEP,CLU – Financial Advisor

Michael Schwartz, Esq. – Founder, Trial Advocacy Group, LLC; LA City Attorney’s Office; LA County Bar Association Trial Advocacy lead instructor


Sponsorships & Exhibitor Booths
There are many levels of sponsorship providing the opportunity to receive recognition for your firm and/or have an exhibit booth. The VIP level is an exclusive sponsorship available to only 2 sponsors on a first come first serve basis.

Other levels of sponsorship are available and are provided below. The sooner you become a sponsor, the longer you will be recognized.

Our exhibitors’ booths will be placed directly on two sides of the main hall. As such, attendees will have ample opportunity to visit with exhibitors.

Silent Auction
We will a also be having a Silent August on Saturday night, September 19th, which you could provide item(s) and/or services to be part of the Auction. This is great opportunity for ALL types of business (not only legal ones) to have exposure to a large group of people to promote their business and services provided.

Hotel Special Rates
Hilton Costa Mesa is offering special rates for attendees of the Conference. The rates are guaranteed until September 4, 2015. Please visit the IABA website for more information.

Please do not miss out on these wonderful opportunities to reach this captive and dynamic audience. The following pages outline various levels of sponsorship designed to help you maximize your involvement at the 2015 Conference. We would appreciate it very much if you would consider becoming a sponsor/exhibitor at the Annual Conference and encourage you to contact Ms. Hedieh F. Zarrabi at (949) 378-5827 or email: conference@iabafoundation.org

Sincerely,

Board of Directors
Iranian American Bar Association and
Iranian American Bar Association Foundation

The Iranian American Bar Association (“IABA”) is a 501(c)(6) organization in 2000 for educational, professional, and charitable purposes, including promoting the social, economic, professional, and educational advancement of the Iranian American community as well as the community at large. With over 1,500 members and supporters and chapters in eight metropolitan areas around the country, IABA is one of the most prominent minority bar associations in the United States. IABA chapters hold regular networking events, publish articles on key legal developments, and provide outreach to lawyers, law students, and the community at large. The IABA Foundation, an IABA sister organization, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2013 as the charitable arm of the IABA. The objectives of this corporation are to carry out various charitable and educational activities and to support IABA, as a professional organization.

You can find out more about the IABA and the IABA Foundation by visiting www.iaba.us or www.iabafoundation.org.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


Sponsorships
Options




  • VIP $5,000 ~ Exclusive Co-Sponsors (limited to 2 sponsors)
      • Option A:

    – Full Exhibit Booth for both days of event
    – Half table (5 complimentary admissions) for both days of the (TOTAL OF 10 COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSIONS)
    – Full-page advertisement in the Conference program, name recognition, and online marketing recognition

      • Option B:

    – Full table (10 complimentary admissions) to both days of the event (TOTAL OF 20 COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSIONS)
    – Full-page advertisement in the Conference program, name recognition, and online marketing recognition

  • Platinum $2,500
      • Option A:

    – Full Exhibit Booth for both days of the event
    – Half table (5 complimentary admissions) for one day of the event AND 1 ticket for the other day of the event (TOTAL OF 6 COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSIONS)
    – Half-page advertisement in the Conference program, name recognition, and online marketing recognition

      • Option B:

    – Half table (5 complimentary admissions) for both day of the event (TOTAL OF 10 COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSIONS)
    – Half-page advertisement in the Conference program, name recognition, and online marketing recognition

  • Gold $1,000
      • Option A:

    – Full Exhibit Booth for one day of the event
    – 2 complimentary admissions for one days of the event
    – Quarter-page advertisement in the Conference program, name recognition, and online marketing recognition

      • Option B:

    – Half Table (5 complimentary admissions) to either day of the event
    – Quarter-page advertisement in the Conference program, name recognition, and online marketing recognition

  • Silver $500
      • Option A:

    – Full Exhibit Booth for either day of the event
    – 2 complimentary admissions for either day of the event
    – Name recognition in Conference Program and online marketing recognition

      • Option B:

    – 1 complimentary admission to both days of the event (TOTAL 2 COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSIONS)
    – Name recognition in Conference Program and online marketing recognition

  • Bronze $250
  • Option A:
  • – Half Exhibit Booth for either day of the event
    – 1 complimentary admission to either day of the event
    – Name recognition in Conference Program and online marketing recognition
  • Option B:
  • – 1 complimentary admissions to either day of the event
    – Name recognition in Conference Program and online marketing recognition
  • Sponsor Tote Bag – Exclusive Sponsor $1,500
    • Your logo/name on one side of the tote bag provided to all attendees
    • 1 complimentary admission to both days of the event
  • Sponsor Cocktail Hour on Saturday, September 19, 2015 $3,500
    • Your logo/name as Sponsor of the Cocktail Hour
    • 2 complimentary admission for both days of the event
  • Sponsor Breakfast on Sunday, September 20, 2015
      • Option A – Exclusive Sponsor – $5,000:

    – Your logo/name as Exclusive Sponsor of the Breakfast
    – 2 complimentary admission to both days of the event
    – Name recognition in Conference Program and online marketing recognition

      • Option B – $2,500 (Maximum of 2 Sponsors):

    – Your logo/name as a Co-Sponsor of the Breakfast
    – 1 complimentary admission to both days of the event
    – Name recognition in Conference Program and online marketing recognition


To pay by credit card, go to iaba.us/donation, click on Conference and make your online payment through the IABA PayPal account.
To pay by check, please download, complete and return the form below and mail it with your check payable to:
IABA Foundation
IABA/IABA Foundation Annual Conference
5185 MacArthur Blvd. NW Suite 624
Washington DC 20016
Download Form Here


For questions, contact Hedieh F. Zarrabi at conference@iabafoundation.org or (949) 378-5827.