Amir H Alavi

Partner at Ahmad Zavitsanos Anaipakos Alavi & Mensing PC

Amir H Alavi represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation throughout the United States. He has a particular focus on IP cases and the IAM Patent 1000 2017 called him a “judicious strategist” with an “acute sense of how to present a damages case”.

IAM also stated that Mr Alavi “is a commercial litigator par excellence with valuable in-house insight, having previously served as general counsel of a company with 5,000 employees. The savvy case handler knows when to take up arms and when to chase a settlement”.

A driving force behind AZA’s IP group, Mr Alavi was named in the IAM Patent 1000 2016 and 2017 as one of the best patent litigators in Texas.

Besides IP cases, Mr Alavi has litigated cases involving hedge funds and investment partnerships, securities fraud, mergers, energy trading, software development, natural gas pipelines, oil and gas mineral interests, construction defects and the automotive industry. Since 2006, he has recovered more than $500 million in settlements and verdicts for his clients.

Mr Alavi is board certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialisation, a distinction reserved for Texas trial lawyers with a high degree of trial experience and expertise. He has been recognised by attorneys across the country as one of the best lawyers in the United States for commercial litigation, is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell and is a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. He has been consistently recognised on the Thomson Reuters Texas Super Lawyers.

Before joining AZA, Mr Alavi was general counsel of a privately held company with over 5,000 employees. While there, he managed the M&A department and handled several acquisitions of public and private companies.

Professional associations

  • ABA
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • College of the State Bar of Texas

Firm details

Ahmad Zavitsanos Anaipakos Alavi & Mensing PC
1221 McKinney Street
Suite 2500
Houston TX 77010
United States

Contact details

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