Bijan Amini is an executive officer and co-founding principal of Storch Amini. His practice is national in scope and he specializes in litigating complex commercial disputes, both in the civil and bankruptcy contexts, and excels at negotiating transactions. Bijan has tried cases in both federal and state courts nationwide, as well as various arbitral tribunals nationally and internationally, including the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, and the ICC.
Bijan represents a number of bankruptcy trustees in various matters, including proceedings against professionals formerly employed by Debtors, the Debtors’ former officers and directors, and in preference actions in selected matters. In both the civil and bankruptcy context, he regularly handles malpractice actions both for and against attorneys, accountants and other professionals, and has extensive experience in litigating coverage disputes with insurance carriers.
Additionally, Bijan counsels and litigates on behalf of clients in employment disputes with major brokerage and other financial institutions, generally at the managing director level. He also negotiates contracts on behalf of start-up companies with angel investors, certain hotel and restaurant-related management contracts, and contracts for professionals in the media and film industry.
Bijan has prosecuted and defended claims under federal antitrust, securities, bankruptcy and RICO statutes. He also has extensive experience in commercial, employment and intellectual property litigation. Bijan regularly acts as a court-appointed referee and mediator in complex commercial cases pending in the New York Courts.
Bijan has received Martindale Hubble’s highest AV rating from his peers, and was named a top rated business litigation attorney in New York by Super Lawyers in 2009. He received his J.D. and M.A from the University of Michigan, and is licensed to practice law in New York and Washington D.C.