Bijan practices in the areas of business and commercial litigation, business and corporate law, employment and labor law, and probate, estate, and trust litigation. As a former business owner with a master’s degree in business administration, he has a unique perspective and ability to assist his clients with legal transactions and litigation.
In his practice, Bijan helps startups and businesses with many of the challenges he faced as a business owner. He advises clients during the pre-revenue stage on issues such as business formation and shareholder bylaws; during the growth stage on matters dealing with internal and external stakeholders; as well as during the exit stage, where he assists with the sale and/or winding up process. Bijan has negotiated and drafted a wide variety of agreements related to general corporate matters, executive compensation, non-compete, intellectual property, and other matters. His litigation practice covers many areas, including fiduciary disputes, employment disputes, unfair trade practice claims, breach of contract, copyright infringement, property disputes, will contests, insurance claims, and catastrophic personal injury.
Before joining the firm, Bijan worked as a law clerk for the firm during the summers of 2016 and 2017. He also interned with the City of Charleston’s Corporate Counsel and with the College of Charleston’s NCAA Compliance Department. Bijan earned his MBA from the College of Charleston while graduating magna cum laude from the Charleston School of Law. During law school, he served as Treasurer and Vice President of the Business Law Society, and competed in the 2016 Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition at Elon University on behalf of the school’s Moot Court Board. He assisted with several publications on federal civil procedure topics, in addition to “The Road to ODC is Often Paved With Good Intentions,” a presentation at the 2015 South Carolina Annual Judicial Conference.
Prior to law school, Bijan founded and led a web development company that specialized in creating SaaS (software as a service) products which were engineered to solve problems for both small businesses and corporate clients. He is also one of the founders of Jockbrokers, a patented software application, which operates as the first asset-based sports investing platform. During this time, Bijan was actively involved in the cryptocurrency industry, as an early adopter of Bitcoin and founder of Universal Bitcoin—a platform later sold to a foreign trader. These experiences allow Bijan to easily step into the shoes of his business clients and provide strategic advice from more than just a lawyer’s perspective. Additionally, Bijan’s technological background makes him a formidable opponent in modern complex litigation, which requires an increasing level of proficiency in trial preparation and e-Discovery software.
Bijan was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as one of South Carolina’s “Ones to Watch” in commercial litigation. He currently serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the Charleston County Bar, which advocates for a better future by promoting initiatives and discussions for underserved groups. Outside of his practice and pro bono involvement, Bijan enjoys coaching youth soccer, cheering on the Gamecocks, discovering new technologies, and spending time with his wife and their dog.