Mohammad Tehrani practices in the area of litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Tehrani served as a trial attorney in the US Department of Justice, . Previously served as law clerk to the Hon. William T. Thurman of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah.
Mr. Tehrani School of Law, where he served as the president of the Muslim Law Students Association, was chief managing editor of the Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law with honors, from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Areas of Practice
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 2013
- University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., with honors, 2009
Duane Morris LLP
- Associate, 2018-present
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee
- Trial Attorney, 2015-2018
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah
- Law Clerk to the Hon. William T. Thurman, 2013-2015
Co-author, "Ninth Circuit Removes Important Restriction to Cannabis Bankruptcy Reorganizations, But Obstacles Remain," Duane Morris Alert, May 22, 2019
Author, “Coming Soon: A Resolution to Your Right (Or Not) to Privacy in Wireless Devices,” 67 The Riverside Lawyer 6, 2017
Author, “Can the No-Fly List Double as a No-Gun List?” 66 The Riverside Lawyer 18, 2016
Author, “How Courts Can Prevent Excess Emitters from Using Bankruptcy as a Forum to Avoid California AB 32’s Allowance Deductions,” 7 J. Bus. Entrepreneurship & L. 305, 2014
- Cannabis regulatory counsel for one of the world's largest cannabis companies based in Toronto with its expansion into the U.S. market through a $300 million acquisition of the manufacturer and distributor of a high-end range of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products.
- Represented a national mortgage loan servicing company in obtaining summary judgment in a lawsuit to invalidate, by claiming forgery and fraud, the client’s lien on real property and related note in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.
- Representing an insurer in an asbestos bankruptcy case in Washington bankruptcy court, obtaining a complete victory at the district court appellate level in a case of first impression involving the use of a section 363 sale and a 105 injunction relating to insurance settlements.
- Successfully objected to a disclosure statement and chapter 11 restructuring plan proposed by an alleged multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme corporation which sought to retain prior management structure.
- Prompted a chapter 11 debtor to infuse “new value” to permit confirmation of chapter 11 restructuring plan of restaurant which initially sought to "cram down" on unsecured creditors by creating an artificially impaired class.
- Successfully objected to a proposed chapter 11 restructuring plan of a local digital and print media corporation which improperly classified certain claims as unimpaired.
- Obtained a trustee in a chapter 11 bankruptcy case to oversee an international manufacturer whose principals allegedly siphoned technology and capital to an overseas subsidiary.