Samiya (Simi) Mir is an Owner and Partner at Katona & Mir. She handles a wide variety of cases in the areas of employment and business law, litigation and criminal defense, and is passionate about supporting women entrepreneurs. Her practice includes counseling both U.S. and multinational businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals on a wide variety of matters including litigation, employment, corporate start-up issues and compliance, contract negotiation, and copyright and licensing.
Ms. Mir earned her bachelor's degree in political science at Colgate University and graduated cum laude from American University, Washington College of law. Upon graduation from law school, she served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Vanessa Ruiz, D.C. Court of Appeals. Simi worked at the law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson from 2001 to 2004, where she practiced trial and appellate litigation and represented businesses and individuals on cases involving business litigation, securities, contract disputes, and white collar crime. She also served as a staff attorney at The Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division where she defended indigent individuals on cases involving various types of criminal conduct.
Simi gives talks on business and employment law, and has also taught contracts and business law in Milan, Italy. She currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the prestigious Fordham University School of Law. She also teaches Negotiations and Dispute Resolution at Metropolitan College of NY. Additionally, Ms. Mir is on the executive committee for the South Asian Women's Leadership Forum, Women in the Law, and is a member of Asian Women in Business.
“Ms. Mir is an excellent lawyer. She has been helping us for three years with various projects ranging from tough contract negotiations to employment issues. She is very detail-oriented, a creative thinker and works hard to represent our best interest all the time no matter how big or small the issue at hand. She is very trustworthy and fair in her fees compared to larger firms that probably won’t give us the same level of service.” -Partner at Medium sized Financial Hedgefund located in New York City