Email Raeesabbas Mohamed
Raeesabbas Mohamed earned his Juris Doctorate and Certificate in Law, Science, and Technology from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 2009. Upon graduation, Raees was a senior Graduate Fellow for the Innovation Advancement Program clinic, where he assisted students to counsel local start-ups. He obtained his Bachelors of Science in Business Management, magna cum laude, a minor in Communications, and a Certificate in International Business from ASU in 2003. Because of his significant client representations and business development skills, Raees was able to become a Shareholder of Wong Fujii Carter, PC within two years of entering the practice of law.
Raees founded his own successful business law firm shortly after law school, assisting entrepreneurs, start-ups, and emerging businesses through complex legal and business issues. Raees is an entrepreneur, and his passion for entrepreneurship was the catalyst for starting his own law firm shortly after graduating from law school. While managing his own law firm, Raees achieved significant accomplishments for himself and his clients. He has negotiated contracts with the second-largest pharmaceutical company in the world and one of the largest universities in the country. Raees was lead counsel in a corporate divestiture of his client’s multiple subsidiaries, which operated multi-million dollar businesses. He also structured a multi-million dollar exclusive distributorship agreement on behalf of a US corporation supplying products to the government of Mexico. Raees has also saved his clients from deficiency judgments totaling $1 million in the first-quarter of 2011 alone.
During law school, Raees held several distinguished internships. As an intern in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, he provided legal support to several State agencies, including the Department of Mental Health, Department of Education, Department of Real Estate, and Department of Financial Institutions. Raees researched and drafted opinions on legal issues relating to mental health patients, civil commitment, and sexually violent persons for the Health Section, as well as curriculum alignment and misappropriation for the Education Section. At the Consumer Protection and Advocacy Section, Raees assisted attorneys general to enforce and settle major consumer fraud actions and banking investigations. Raees was also an intern in the Phoenix office of a top 10 (by size) US law firm, supporting both, litigation and transactional practice groups.
Raees counsels clients through legal issues in a broad array of areas, including business entity selection and structuring, Internet privacy and online regulations, social media issues, software-as-a-service, corporate governance, growth strategies, intellectual property disputes, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, foreclosure and short sales, and in both transactional and litigation contexts. Raees brings creative solutions and leadership from his past years as a business consultant, when he offered small businesses owner’s advice on managing capital, human resources, business development, and sales. In his past experience as a business consultant, he aided a failing medial business and brokered its sale to a competitor seven times its size in sales, found key markets for a manufacturer based in Bangalore, India, and developed a 401k marketing plan for a prominent Wall Street investment bank, worth an estimated $10 million.
Raees is a dark chocolate connoisseur who loves cars, creating his own art and music, and talking to entrepreneurs.
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, W.P. Carey School of Business, Tempe, Arizona
Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Minor in Communications, Certificate of International Business 2003
Magna Cum Laude
Dean’s List Distinction
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law
Juris Doctorate, and Certificate in Law, Science and Technology 2009
Pedrick Scholar Award
Berch Scholar Award
Maricopa County Bar Association Scholarship Award
East Valley Bar Association Scholarship Award
Minority Bar Association Scholarship Award
United States District Court, District of Arizona, 2009
Legal Practice Areas:
Internet and Privacy Regulation/Social media
Consumer Fraud/Business Opportunities Regulation
Real Estate Transactions
Real Estate Litigation