At 33 years of age, Amir Dibaei is the managing partner of the Law Offices of Amir Sam Dibaei—a boutique law firm in west Los Angeles that primarily serves as general counsel to startups, small/medium businesses, athletes, celebrities and other personalities.
Amir was fortunate to have his talents noticed and nurtured even before being licensed as an attorney. When Amir moved to Los Angeles, he was selected for a coveted internship at a real estate management company whose primary clientele were players on the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers.
As one could imagine, the position had a lot of benefits but they came with a price: “I was going to the courthouse with NBA players but I would also work 100 hour weeks sometimes. The clerks at the courthouse would poke fun at how tired I looked. But they still remember me so even that was a good thing.”
After two grueling years, Amir made the move to start his own firm. “One time I had to leave a conference with opposing counsel—the mayor of Hermosa Beach –to take a phone call from a player who had just been traded. That’s when I first thought to myself: ‘hey I’m really doing this!’ That gave me the confidence to go out and start my own practice.”
He credits his success to hard work and commitment to his clients’ success but acknowledges that none of this would have been possible had it not been for the help of others. “I am very lucky; some of my classmates have to wait tables just to pay off their student loans.”
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