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B.Comm (Hons), JD

Of Counsel 

Foreign Legal Consultant

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Shirin Movahed
P: 305.905.6212

Shirin Movahed is a lawyer who is licensed to practice in New York, Florida and DC. She is registered with the Law Society of Ontario as a Foreign Legal Consultant. With over 10 years’ experience practicing corporate, commercial, litigation and intellectual property law, Shirin provides a deep understanding of entering the US market. Having previously worked at several large national and international law firms, Shirin brings her formidable years of experience and expertise to her clients in the financial, entertainment, consumer product, celebrity, fashion and art industries. Shirin is also a partner at a law firm based in Manhattan.

Shirin’s scope of practice includes corporate, commercial, trademarks, copyright, real estate, franchise, employment and licensing laws. In her corporate practice, Shirin is experienced in all aspects of corporate formation and governance including the preparation, review and negotiation of operating and shareholder’s agreements, employment agreements, acquisition/merger agreements, franchise agreements, licensing agreements, asset purchase and sale agreements, and intellectual property agreements.

As part of her litigation practice, Shirin has represented clients in several multi-million dollar high-profile individual and multi-claimant securities fraud cases, shareholder derivative suits, intellectual property infringements suits, as well as representing commercial real estate development companies, banking institutions, lenders, and other public and private companies with respect to a variety of commercial litigation issues.

With her background in finance, Shirin has also provided an added benefit to her clients by preparing formal business plans, private placement memorandums and other investor proposals, and has effectively assisted her national and international clients in expansion projects into foreign markets in various industries, most notably in technology, fashion and arts.

Shirin has lectured at universities, cultural institutions and trade associations on intellectual property rights and protection, as well as on what it takes to do business in the U.S. Shirin was selected by Thomson Reuters’ to their elusive list of New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars and top female lawyers.


Ryerson University – B. Comm (Hons)

Nova SouthEastern University - JD

Called to Florida Bar

Called to New York Bar

Called to DC Bar

Licensed with the U.S. District Courts in Florida and New York


Ashlee Froese was recognized in the 2017 edition of “WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademarks Professionals” as a leading trademark lawyer in trademark prosecution and strategy.  The “World Trademark Review” is the only standalone publication to recommend individual lawyers exclusively in the trademarks field and identifies leading players in 71 jurisdictions globally.  

According to “World Trademark Review”:

Ashlee Froese is “an excellent lawyer: she understands both the business and legal sides of trademarks, and is very commercially minded.  She really knows her craft.” 

“A first choice for fashion industry instructions, Ashlee executes global protection strategies with panache”

Profiled as a power player in the April 2017 edition of Dress to Kill Magazine, Ashlee Froese is heralded as:

“Determined to unite the Canadian fashion industry, fashion and branding lawyer, Ashlee Froese educates and empowers entrepreneurs to protect their most sacred asset: their creativity.  She’s taken up post as a grassroots’ leader who’s fiercely protective of her clients’ ideas and on a mission to protect, enforce and commercialize creative ingenuity.  Part legal guru, part branding expert and part industry matchmaker, Ashlee Froese’s endgame is forging connections and, ultimately, elevating the Canadian fashion [industry] to its rightful place on the world stage”.