Attorney at Law | Partner
Kian Mottahedeh received his JD with an emphasis in Business Law from Whittier College School of Law and his BA degree in Sociology and Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. His law school activities include leadership positions in the Jewish Law Student Association and participation in Moot Court competition. He studied law at Univesidad de Santander in Spain during a summer abroad program. While in law school Kian’s studies focused on white collar crime and corporate bankruptcies. Over the course of his career Kian has represented some 1500 consumers in chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcies. He has successfully negotiated the removal of judgment liens and second mortgages that encumbered properties belonging to his clients.
Kian has successfully represented several corporations in chapter 7 bankruptcy filings. Kian has helped many corporations with liquidation of assets in order to pay off corporate liabilities such as income and payroll taxes. Kian worked as a senior associate for six years at California’s largest consumer bankruptcy firm before co-founding SM Law Group. Kian is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice in the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California.
Kian has traveled throughout Europe and South America. When away from the firm, Kian enjoys fishing and the practice of martial arts.
Attorney at Law | Partner
John Sarai received his J.D. from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center. He received his B.S. degree with honors in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge with an emphasis in Business Law and a minor in Political Science. John was President of the Association of Business Law Students during his undergrad studies, and received the Business Law Department’s Scholarship award. While in law school, John’s studies focused on corporate and securities law and his activities included being Chair of the Association of Business Law Students.
John interned for the Office of the State Attorney’s capital crimes division in Miami, and also clerked for the court-appointed Receiver in a $300 million Ponzi Scheme suit brought by the S.E.C. As an attorney, John was an associate at California’s largest consumer bankruptcy firm before co-founding SM Law Group. He has discharged millions of dollars through successful business and consumer bankruptcies which have helped his clients save their homes, businesses, and financial futures. John is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice in the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California.
In his spare time, John enjoys boating, watersports, and coaching youth basketball.