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Arshia M. Hourizadeh


As a commercial litigator and advisor with more than a decade of legal experience, Arshia Hourizadeh brings passionate legal services to help clients navigate complex issues and works as a partner to manufacturers in a variety of industries. He believes in providing high-quality, cost-effective, and strategic representation to a diverse range of clients, ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, at a dynamic and innovative law firm.

Mr. Hourizadeh leverages skills in negotiation and problem-solving to deliver practical and effective legal solutions with an emphasis on attention to detail. His experience spans a wide range of industries, including technology, automotive, health care, real estate, and finance.

Specializing in bet-the-company litigation, breach of contract, product liability, intellectual property, and environmental tort disputes, Mr. Hourizadeh has also successfully briefed and argued dozens of appeals in state and federal appellate courts, setting case law precedent and securing favorable outcomes for clients.

In addition to proven litigation experience, Mr. Hourizadeh brings extensive experience drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements, such as joint ventures, licensing agreements, distributorship agreements, and strategic alliances. He sets a goal to collaborate with clients on effective corporate governance, compliance, and other regulatory matters related to the operation and growth of a successful business. He establishes close relationships with leaders and develops a deep understanding of a client’s goals and objectives in an effort to best identify, develop, and tailor legal strategies that lead to favorable outcomes.

With fluency in Farsi, conversational skills in Spanish and Hebrew, and a degree in international business, Mr. Hourizadeh brings a diverse set of perspectives and experiences to Tanenbaum Keale’s team of legal professionals. He displays a concerted commitment to delivering efficient service and value to his clients through long-lasting relationships based on trust and mutual respect.

Bar Admissions
• New York
• New Jersey
• Pennsylvania

Court Admissions
• U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
• U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
• U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
• U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

  • In accordance with arguments, the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s order and reinstated plaintiff’s Labor Law and negligence claims, finding that the lower court’s award of summary judgment in favor of a large-scale construction company and dismissal of plaintiff’s complaint in this personal injury action was premature. The plaintiff was afforded a reasonable opportunity to conduct discovery.
  • Following an appeal, secured summary judgment in favor of contractor client in a personal injury matter where the contractor submitted evidence that it owed no duty of care to the plaintiff and there were no issues of fact as to whether the contractor, in the performance of work, launched a force or instrument of harm leading to the alleged injury.
  • In a breach of contract suit, obtained reversal of a lower court’s denial of the motion to disqualify the plaintiff’s counsel pursuant to the advocate-witness rules. In this regard, the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court accepted arguments that plaintiff’s attorney was the only individual with knowledge of the underlying transaction, which forms the basis of the breach of contract suit and, therefore, he is “likely to be a witness on a significant issue of fact.”
  • Paramus (New Jersey) Police Department, reserve officer
  • GICLI – Government Investigations & Civil Litigation Institute
  • New York Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2016-present
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2018-present
  • Best Lawyers in America Rising Stars, Appellate Practice, 2022-present
  • Best Lawyers in America Rising Stars, Commercial Litigation, 2022-present
  • Best Lawyers in America Rising Stars, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, 2022-present
  • Best Lawyers in America Rising Stars, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2022-present
  • J.D., St. John’s University School of Law (2012)
  • B.S., Yeshiva University Sy Syms School of Business (2009)