Handled numerous complex issues arising before the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
Obtained OFAC licenses for individuals under both the Iranian Transactions Regulationsas well as the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations
Developed extensive experience in dealing with matters relating to the Bureau of Federal Prisons (BOP) and federal prison facilities
Established close relationships with reputable counsel at top firms around the world to help clients with their rights
Represented individuals before the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) on matters relating to U.S. trade sanctions
Defended federally prosecuted clients on issues relating to U.S. trade sanctions
The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is the government agency responsible for administering and enforcing U.S. economic sanctions programs against countries and groups of individuals viewed as a threat to the United States. The main body of U.S. sanctions law pertaining to Iran is known as the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 560, or ITSR (formerly known as the Iranian Transactions Regulations or ITR).
In accordance to laws of OFAC, with the exception of exempt transactions or transactions authorized by a specific license, U.S. persons (Citizens, Permanent Legal Residents, and all individuals in the U.S.) may not import goods or services form Iran nor can they engage in any type of trade transactions with Iran. Furthermore, the direct or indirect exportation, of U.S. origin goods, services, or technology is also strictly prohibited.
On October 22, 2012, OFAC issued important revisions to the Iran sanctions program. These changes clarified existing regulations as well as authorized certain activities that were formerly prohibited by issuing a series of general licenses.
For more information regarding licensing requirements, authorized and prohibited transactions as well as for guidance on how best to protect yourself, your family, and your assets, contact our office today.
Yazdanyar Law Offices, specializes in assisting clients nationwide to comply with and address issues related to the sanctions programs administered by the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). More specifically, her practice focuses mainly 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. Yazdanyar Law Offices 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 hundreds of clients throughout the U.S. with the transfer of assets from Iran to the United States.
Additionally, Ms. Yazdanyar works diligently to protect the rights and assets of her clients. Given the broad reach of the current OFAC regulations involving sanctions against Iran, many members of the Iranian-American community have inadvertently found themselves in possible violation of federal laws. Ms. Yazdanyar makes it a priority to educate the Iranian-American community on the current state of the law and to protect clients against criminal and civil prosecution.
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