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Bijan Amini

Bijan Amini is a founding member of Amini LLC. His national practice specializes in counseling clients faced with complex commercial disputes. Bijan believes that commercial lawsuits and attorneys' performances should be measured by the same principles that apply to customary business endeavors generally. Bijan has championed alternative fee disputes in the commercial context for almost three decades.

Bijan has over three decades of trial experience, with multiple trials during many of those years.  He has tried dozens of cases before federal and state courts across the country and arbitral tribunals.  He has appeared before Circuit Courts of Appeals and state appellate courts across the country.

He represents several bankruptcy trustees and has tried many cases before the bankruptcy courts, and handled the appeals from those cases.  In both the civil and bankruptcy context, he regularly handles directors and officers' litigation, and malpractice actions, both for and against directors, officers, attorneys, accountants and other professionals, and has extensive experience in litigating coverage disputes with insurance carriers. He handles a broad variety of commercial matters, including Intellectual property, employment, insurance, corporate and partnership governance and dissolution, fraudulent conveyance, and estate litigation matters.

Bijan is on the New York County State Supreme Court Commercial Division and Southern District of New York Bankruptcy mediation panels, and has conducted or participated in over 500 mediations.

Bijan has received Martindale Hubble’s highest AV rating from his peers. He was also named a top-rated business litigation attorney in New York by Super Lawyers in 2009, 2017 – 2018. The selection process includes peer nomination, a blue-ribbon panel review, and independent research of the candidates. Only five percent of the attorneys in the New York metropolitan area earn this distinction each year.

In 2017 Bijan received the Prisoners Legal Services of New York’s 2018 award for outstanding pro bono contributions for his and his firm’s efforts in seeking the release of an inmate from over two decades of solitary confinement.

Bijan Amini is a member of the board of Prisoners Legal Services of New York, where he also volunteers his services on a pro bono basis.  He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association. He is also a member of the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans and a member of the Supreme Court Historical Society. He formerly served on the boards of Children of Promise and Dancing Classrooms.

Bijan was previously associated with the firms of Arnold & Porter, in Washington, D.C., and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, in New York, where his primary practice areas were commercial and securities litigation.