Adjunct Clinical Professor,
Small Business Clinic
B.A., Vanderbilt University
J.D., University of Miami School of Law
LL.M., University of Miami School of Law
Shahrzad Emami, Esq. serves as “Affordable Housing Project Director” at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. in the Community Economic Development Practice Group. Shahrzad primarily focuses her practice on the representation of non-profit developers and other non-profit organizations that are developing or preserving affordable housing and community based facilities. Her representation includes providing counsel on non-profit corporate governance and business development, drafting and negotiating business agreements including joint ventures and the formation and structuring of business entities, transactional legal drafting and document review pertaining to the real estate development process from site acquisition through closing which includes drafting and review of loan closing documents, construction contract drafting, condominium document drafting, representation of housing co-operatives and legal representation of eligible organizations involved in litigation, including pre-foreclosure and foreclosure workouts in order to preserve affordable housing.
As Project Director for the Florida Bar Foundation Preservation of Affordable Housing Grant Project, Shahrzad’s activities include representation of tenant organizations and non-profit affordable housing developers whose primary mission is to increase and preserve affordable housing in Miami-Dade County. Shahrzad’s primary clients are non-profit affordable housing corporations.
Shahrzad is originally from Steubenville, Ohio. Shahrzad received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University. Shahrzad received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and her Masters of Laws (LL.M) degree in Real Property Development from the University of Miami School of Law.
Shahrzad is a member of the Dade County Bar Association, the Florida Housing Coalition, and the American Bar Association’s Forum Committee on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law.