About Us

No one can deny that when you start dealing with legal issues you can find yourself swimming in strange waters. Whether in a time of crises or making financial and business decisions, having an experienced and caring attorney at your side to help you navigate through our complex legal system is almost a necessity, if you are to have any hope of achieving your desired objectives with peace of mind.

The legal teams at Panah Law Firm are just such attorneys.

Michael Panah

Michael Panah is a seasoned, driven professional with a high degree of individual initiative. He has a proven track record for success and over 22 years of practical experience in mid-sized to international law firms, and financial institutions working closely with individual clients, corporate/transactional attorneys, credit officers and risk management teams. Michael possesses strong knowledge of personal injury, real estate terminology, commercial litigation, corporate law, bankruptcy law, regulatory compliance, and risk assessment management. He also has a thorough understanding of commercial transactions and documentation involving sales, acquisitions, leasing, and real estate financing and accounting principals. Michael is a critical thinker and a problem solver and he finds it most rewarding to be able to make a difference in his clients’ lives by solving their legal or financial concerns.

Michael Panah is licensed to practice law in the State of California (CA SB# 298608), as well as to practice law before the United Stated District Court, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

He is also a member of several professional organizations including:
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Tahirih Justice Center pro-bono attorney services
  • Contra Costa Bar Association
  • ARAG Attorney Network

When he is not busy advocating on behalf of his clients, Michael is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys biking, skiing, and river rafting. He loves spending time with his family and friends and taking his children to the San Francisco Giant's ballpark to cheer on their favorite team.

Michael also finds time to give back to his community through public service—providing legal aid pro-bono services and teaching faith-based children’s classes on a part-time basis.

Shohreh Misaghi

Shohreh Misaghi is a young, super bright and highly engergetic member of our legal team who has high level of dedication and drive for success in our clients’ cases. She is passionate about helping others while applying the law. A graduate of UC Berkeley and the University Of San Francisco School Of Law, Shohreh passed the notoriously difficult California State Bar Exam on her first try (CA SB# 267988).

Shohreh has an extensive background in business transactions and real estate law, bringing to us her years of experience dealing with issues ranging from simple sales contracts to complex and unconventional financing structures.

Described by many as a diligent and driven person, she is extremely focused on excellence in all facets of her life but is most proud of the high success rate she brings to her clients’ cases and lives. In her free time, she enjoys reading, helping animals, spending time with her lovely family and caring for her three cats.