Ms. Yazdanyar was born in Gorgan, Iran and moved to the United States at the age of 3. She 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. For over 11 years her firm, Yazdanyar Law Offices, has diligently defended the rights of their clients and assisted them with navigating the often-complex and ever-changing U.S. sanctions and immigration laws. Her firm 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, 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.