Obtained over 100 specific OFAC licenses for individuals and entities

Defended federally prosecuted clients throughout the United States in matters relating to US sanctions law

Provided expert counsel and served as expert witnesses on civil and criminal cases relating to U.S. sanctions law

Handled numerous immigration matters arising before various US government departments and agencies

Maintain a strong, multilingual team across our offices in order to assist our clients in a wide variety of languages and in a timely manner

Work closely with U.S. banks’ compliance departments to ensure transparent and legal transactions from sanctioned countries


For over 10 years, Yazdanyar Law Offices has diligently defended the rights of our clients and assisted them with navigating the often-complex and ever-changing U.S. sanctions and immigration laws. Our highly skilled team provides the expertise, skill, sophistication and professionalism of a large firm with the compassion and personalized attention you can only find at a boutique law firm.

At Yazdanyar Law Offices, we view ourselves as your advocate. We understand the very real impact sanctions and immigration regulations have on your life and the lives of your loved ones. As such, we take the time to understand your specific circumstance in order to find the solution that will best meet your needs in the most timely and cost-effective manner.

Contact us today to see how we can serve you!

OFAC & Sanctions Related Matters

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, our practice focuses 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. Additionally, our firm 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 nationwide with the transfer of assets from Iran to the United States. As such, our practice encompasses the regulatory, enforcement, and criminal aspects of sanctions law.

What sets our firm apart from other firms is our comprehensive understanding of not only U.S. sanctions and banking laws, but also those of the sanctioned country. This critical understanding of the sanctioned country’s culture and regulations allows us to find workable solutions for our clients that can actually be executed in a transparent manner.

Here are some of the ways our firm can assist you in navigating the complexities of the current U.S. sanctions law:

  • Assist with Generally Licensed Transfer of Funds from Iran to the U.S.
  • Obtain Specific Licenses from OFAC
  • Obtain the Release of Funds Blocked or Restricted by U.S. Banks
  • Respond to U.S. Bank Inquiries Regarding Fund Transfers from Iran
  • Submit Voluntary Self-Disclosures to OFAC for Past Violations
  • Represent Non-Profit Organizations to Report Generally Licensed Funds Sent to Iran
  • Represent Non-Profit Organizations to Obtain Specific Licenses to Send Non-Generally Licensed Goods or Services to Iran
  • Provide Consulting Regarding the Legality of Financial, Business and Personal with Iran

Immigration Services

At Yazdanyar Law Offices we understand that the ever-changing immigration laws of the United States are not only confusing but that they also have a very real and direct impact on your life and the lives of your loved ones. As such, we take the time to understand each element of your case, both personal and legal, in order to give you clear, straightforward answers and solutions that will meet your needs and goals.

Here are some of the ways our firm can meet your immigration needs:

  • Applying for Non-Immigrant Visas:
    • Student Visa
    • Exchange Visitor
    • Business Visitor and Tourist Visas
    • Foreign Nationals with Extraordinary Ability in Science, Art, Education, Business or Athletics
  • Applying for Immigrant Visas:
    • Family-Based
    • Employment Based
  • Applying for Travel Ban Waivers
  • Applying to Adjust Status to Permanent Resident
  • Applying for Naturalization and Citizenship
  • Assisting Clients to Meet Sourcing Requirements for Investment Visa Applications

Interest Section of I.R. Iran Consular Affairs

With over 10 years of hands-on experience working with the Iranian-American community, at Yazdanyar Law Offices we understand that many Iranian-Americans, while maintaining close ties to their families and their Iranian heritage, may not have traveled back to Iran regularly or may not comfortably read and write Persian. As such, when those individuals look to effectuate transactions in Iran, they often face the daunting task of having to obtain legal documents from the Interests Section of Iran Consular Affairs in Washington D.C. Our firm has a team in place that can help facilitate this process.

Here are some of the areas in which we can assist you:

  • Renewing or Obtaining a New Iranian Passport
  • Drafting and Processing a Valid Power of Attorney for Transactions in Iran
  • Obtaining Vital Records Such as Birth Certificates and Death Certificates

About Us

Yazdanyar Law Offices was founded by Mehrnoush Yazdanyar, Esq. in 2009. Ms. Yazdanyar graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 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 (USC) Law School in 2004.

Ms. Yazdanyar started her own private practice in 2009 based on the philosophy that an attorney is an advocate with the fiduciary duty to protect the rights and well-being of his or her clients. It is that philosophy coupled with a dedication to understanding the law that has allowed her practice to grow from one office in Beverly Hills to multiple offices throughout California including Irvine, San Francisco and Westlake Village and positioning her firm to service clients nationwide. During her 10 plus years of private practice, Ms. Yazdanyar has not only established herself an expert in her niche areas of practice, but she has also gained notoriety for her pro-bono and non-profit work as well as her dedication to assisting non-government organizations with their legal needs.

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Our Address

Beverly Hills Office
9595 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
P: (310) 780-6360
Orange County Office
19200 Von Karman Ave., Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612
P: (949) 343-5930
Westlake Village Office
2829 Townsgate Rd., Suite 100
Westlake Village, CA 91316
P: (818) 447-4567
San Francisco Office
1 Sansome Street, Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
P: (415) 656-5178

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