Mohammad Tehrani


  • Mohammad Tehrani
  • Phone: +1 213 689 7425
    Fax: +1 213 402 7079

    Import to Address Book

  • Duane Morris LLP
    865 South Figueroa Street, Suite 3100
    Los Angeles, CA 90017-5450

Mohammad Tehrani practices in the areas of litigationand business reorganization. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Tehrani served as a trial attorney in the United States Department of Justice, where he represented the federal government in matters involving regulatory litigation, bankruptcy, and fraud. Previously, Mr. Tehrani served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. William T. Thurman of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah.

Mr. Tehrani graduated from the UCLA School of Law in 2013, where he served as the president of the Muslim Law Students Association, was the chief managing editor of the Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law, and represented UCLA at the American College of Bankruptcy Negotiation Competition.  Mr. Tehrani received his undergraduate degree in Business-Economics, with honors, from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2009.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation

  • Business Reorganization


  • California
  • 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

Selected Publications

  • 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

Representative Matters

  • 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.