Mr Amir Azaran > Loeb & Loeb LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Loeb & Loeb LLP
321 NORTH CLARK STREET
SUITE 2300
CHICAGO, IL 60654
United States
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Work Department

Advanced Media and Technology

Position

Partner and Deputy Chair, Advanced Media and Technology

Career

Amir Azaran focuses on all manner of technology-driven transactions, including those involving software and data licensing, SaaS and cloud computing, co-location, low-latency telecommunications services, and IT and business process outsourcing. His experience in structuring and negotiating these types of deals spans several industries, including financial services, advertising and media, manufacturing, and retail, among many others.

With undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering and a professional background in software development and IT systems administration, Amir is respected by his clients as a credible source of counsel on many different kinds of technology issues.

Amir takes pride in his ability to properly contextualize complex deals through the lens of practical experience so that his clients can focus on the most relevant risks and make sound business judgments to move deals forward.

Amir also regularly advises clients with respect to emerging technology platforms, including blockchain, cryptocurrency and artificial intelligence.

Languages

Farsi

Education

University of Chicago Law School, J.D.
University of Colorado at Boulder, M.S.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing

Loeb & Loeb LLP handles both business process and IT outsourcing transactions for clients across sectors including healthcare, insurance, retail and property management. The team’s work includes advising on global outsourcing deals, and it also provides assistance on resolving performance failure issues related to existing agreements. The practice is led by New York’s Kenneth Adler and Amir Azaran in Chicago. Akiba Stern in New York focuses on counselling clients from the financial services sector, while Allison Schwartz in Chicago handles the outsourcing of business and IT processes. In New York, associate Benjamin Kabak is another name to note and has a focus on technology outsourcing deals.

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Advertising and marketing: transactional and regulatory

Loeb & Loeb LLP has a wide, integrated practice, providing advice across advertising, marketing, media, intellectual property, brand marketing, technology, and privacy law. Recent highlights include helping Olympic sponsors in connection with the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 games to create virtual concerts and festivals and to set up live-streaming platforms, among others. The leading team is composed of James Taylor in New York, acting as chair of the advanced media and technology group, co-chair Amir Azaran in Chicago, where also advertising, marketing and promotions head Brian Heidelberger is based, and co-chair Melanie Howard  in Los Angeles, who also leads the IP and luxury brands departments. Kenneth Florin acts as chairman of the firm and is an expert in the convergence of advertising and promotions, emerging media, technology and privacy law.