FOUNDING PARTNER OF SETHI & MAZAHERI, LLC.
Sanjay Sethi is the co-managing partner at Sethi & Mazaheri, LLC, practicing in a wide range of areas, including family-based green cards, asylum, removal defense, Federal Court litigation, and appeals. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Northwestern University, his Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and his JD from the University of Miami School of Law. He also earned a Certificate in Russian and East Central European Studies from Columbia University’s Harriman Institute and a Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate from Georgetown University. Sanjay is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., and the Southern District of New York. Recently, Sanjay co-founded the Artistic Freedom Initiative (AFI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing legal services and resettlement assistance to artists who are censored or persecuted in their countries of origin. He is currently serving as the interim Executive Director for AFI, where he has built and managed AFI’s legal program providing pro bono services globally to over one hundred artists at risk. Prior to founding Sethi & Mazaheri and AFI, Sanjay served as a prosecutor in Union County, New Jersey, and a law clerk in the criminal division of the New Jersey Superior Court. Sanjay’s interest in and commitment to public service are rooted in his work experience at the United Nations Children’s Fund and the International Labour Organization in Moscow, Russia, as well as at Columbia University’s Public Interest Law Initiative in Budapest, Hungary, where he served as a Research Fellow.Mr. Sethi received his BA from Northwestern University, his MA in International Affairs from Columbia University and his JD from the University of Miami School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. As an Indian-American Lawyer, Mr. Sethi remains active in the South Asian community.
LAW CLERK | BUSINESS DEVELOPER
Shervin at Sethi & Mazaheri Law Firm works with clients on a variety of immigration and criminal matters. His practice includes preparing and filing employment-based temporary and permanent visa petitions, family-based immigration petitions, adjustment of status applications, and legal research on removal and deportation proceedings.
Parallel to his career at Sethi & Mazaheri, Shervin is seeking his J.D. degree as an evening law student at Rutgers University School of Law, where he has focused his learnings on immigration and intellectual property law.
Prior to joining Sethi & Mazaheri, Shervin served as Manager of Legal Research & Digital Marketing at the Forum on Law, Culture, and Society at NYU School of Law (FOLCS). As an art enthusiast, he kept his role at FOLCS as the Director of the FOLCS International Short Film Competition, a legal-themed shorts competition, offering independent and emerging filmmakers the chance to screen their work in New York City and creatively engage the public in discussions regarding justice and popular culture. In addition, Shervin has significant experience in civil rights advocacy and community building purposes. He has been an active member, co-founder, and co-organizer of the Iranian Community of the Northeast (ICON) in early 2017, seeking justice for the underrepresented Iranian community in New York City.
In his spare time, you can find Shervin planning an adventure to a new destination, but for day-to-day, he can be found reading a book, listening to Jazz, swimming, gardening, collecting stamps, or hanging out with friends. In addition to English, he speaks fluent Farsi.
Amir works as an of counsel to Sethi & Mazaheri on topics related to the Office of Foreign Assets (OFAC) regulations. He helps individuals to understand the restrictions put in place by OFAC. For instance, in many immigration cases, OFAC regulations come to play as there are transactions between the individual seeking to immigrate and her family in a country where the United States Government has imposed some restrictions. He also advises Sethi & Mazaheri clients on subjects like securing specific licenses, the applicability of general licenses, and how to reach out the Government agencies in cases related to sanctions. Licensed to practice in New York, Amir graduated from Fordham School of Law magna cum laude where he was mainly focused on banking and finance law. He has the experience of working with one of the major global financial institutions both in the United States and Europe. Prior to focusing his practice area on sanctions, he worked on immigration matters for a firm in New York City. In addition, he has been involved in helping the community members in small claims court on a pro bono basis. He served as a board member of the Iranian-America Bar Association (IABA), NY Chapter. Amir is interested in running and he has done several semi-marathons. His goal is to finish the New York marathon in the upcoming years.