Javid Afzali has joined Harris Beach PLLC as a partner, where he will focus on counseling domestic and international companies on issues involving business strategy, real estate, energy, land use and environmental matters. With many of his clients headquartered in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Javid is knowledgeable about issues facing multinational organizations doing business in New York and across the United States.
Javid works directly with company principals and in-house counsel to help them achieve their goals related to capital project development, corporate governance, corporate and commercial dispute resolution, and business and ownership separations.
An extensive aspect of Javid’s practice involves start-to-finish project development. He assists companies, developers, commercial property owners, individuals and municipalities across New York with permitting and litigation involving land use and zoning requirements, environmental and other regulatory approvals, construction contract disputes, insurance coverage and municipal rezoning and annexation issues.
In the New York City area in particular, Javid has extensive experience representing commercial developers, property owners, cooperatives and condominiums. In connection with these types of matters, Javid has appeared before all levels of courts in New York City to advocate for his clients’ rights. When deemed beneficial to clients, Javid also utilizes mediation and arbitration for dispute resolution.
Javid serves as an Officer in the United Stated Army (Reserves) Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.
“We are thrilled to have Javid join Harris Beach and our Energy Industry Team, among others. Javid has a broad scope of skills and experience that clients can tap into to manage and expedite large projects, especially those facing regulatory hurdles and permitting approvals,” said John McManus, office managing partner, Harris Beach Capital Region. “He’s a great fit for Harris Beach because, as a leader in the energy industry, we have extremely active alternative energy and transmission clients pursuing these types of large capital projects. Our client base also includes real estate developers and owners, health care institutions, manufacturers and educational institutions, all of whom can benefit from Javid’s experience. We’re thrilled that Javid sees the value of our state and national reach and variety of clients. We are always on the lookout for superior legal and professional talent like Javid’s to support our clients.”
About Harris Beach
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide legal and professional services to clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal and ranks as a BTI Elite law firm based on in-depth interviews of more than 600 corporate counsel at the world’s largest and most influential companies. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include cannabis, education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, science and technology, veterinary medicine, and state and local governments and authorities. Our more than 210 lawyers and consultants practice from offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Long Island, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, and White Plains, as well as from offices in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey. For more information, go to www.harrisbeach.com.