When confronted with major life changes, clients often struggle with how to minimize the uncertainty they face, take steps to meet the changing needs of their family and protect their interests - regardless of whether they are a primary wage-earner and provider, or a stay-at-home mom. Sogand Zamani serves her clients by bringing her experience and personal approach to each client, educating clients as to their options and the law, thoughtfully analyzing finances and empowering clients to make sound decisions to achieve their goals.
Sogand represents individuals (including LGBTQ) in all aspects of family law, including the negotiation of premarital agreements, custody, divorce, adoption and assisted reproductive technology (surrogacy, gestational carrier and donor arrangements) throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia. She works with individuals as a mediator or Collaborative attorney when appropriate, and strongly advocates for clients in connection with contested and highly litigated custody and divorce cases.
Sogand has a particular passion for and strength in complex international and high-conflict custody and divorce matters, often requiring cross-jurisdictional and cultural sensitivity. She draws on her training in conflict resolution at The Hague, her language proficiency in French and Farsi, and her academic background as a graduate of both Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service where she earned her B.S. in International Politics, and Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences where she earned an A.M. in Middle Eastern Studies to help clients navigate international litigation.
When she is not practicing law, Sogand enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, volunteering, and photography.
Zamani & Associates PLLC represents clients throughout the District of Columbia and Maryland, including Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Rockville, Potomac, and Silver Spring.
Languages spoken: French, Farsi
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Sogand enjoys a fantastic reputation in the legal community; one that is well deserved. We were fellow associates at our old firm so I can say firsthand that Sogand is thorough, competent, and passionate about her practice. Highly recommend!
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyers, Washington, DC||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Stars, Washington, DC||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Stars, Washington, DC||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Managing Member||Zamani & Associates PLLC||2015 - Present|
|Partner||Zamani & Scott LLP||2010 - 2015|
|Associate||Slevin & Hart PC||2009 - 2010|
|Associate||McChesney & Dale PC||2005 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Domestic Relations Subcommitte, DC Superior Court||Member||2014 - Present|
|Collaborative Project of Washington, D.C.||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|DC Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Collaborative Practice Center||Affiliate||N/A|
|Bar Association of Montgomery County||Member||N/A|
|American Society of Reproductive Medicine||Legal Professional, Committee Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Reproductive Technologies Subcommittee||Member||N/A|
|Maryland State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|District of Columbia Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals||President||2014 - 2015|
|Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals of Montgomery County||Co-Chair of Education Committee, Board Member||2013 - 2014|
|Collaborative Project of Washington, DC||Co-President||2012 - 2015|
|Maryland State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council||Council Member||2012 - 2015|
|Ex Parte in the Petition of J.C.F. and H.A.Z., J.A.C. Appellant||Affirmed.|
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|MSBA ADR Section Newsletter||A Collaborative Case Study||2013|
|George Washington University National Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Guest Lecture, Family Law||What is Collaborative Law?||2014|
|MSBA ADR Section Webinar||Collaborative Law: What is in it for them? What is in it for you?||2013|
|ADR Section Webinar||The Role of Retired Judges in ADR||2013|
|MSBA ADR Section Webinar - Moderator||Maryland Standards of Conduct of Mediators||2012|
|MSBA ADR Section Webinar - Moderator||ADR Social Media Nuts & Bolts||2012|
|Guest Lecturer, Family Law||Practice Management||2012|
|Guest Lecturer, Child Welfare Seminar||Same Sex Adoption, Assisted Reproductive Technology and Child Welfare||2012|
|Guest Lecturer, Family Law||Assisted Reproductive Technology, Embryo Disposition and Divorce||2011|