AREZOU KOHAN is an attorney-mediator, author, professional coach and trainer. Her professional coaching skills give her a compelling competitive advantage in the legal industry. Among other things, Arezou is able to listen for “what is being said without being said,” and is able to quickly get to the heart of the issues in order to effectuate the best possible outcomes.
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A dynamic and engaging communicator, Arezou is also a continuing legal education provider for the State Bar of California and regularly presents her specialty (Competency and Ethics) MCLE workshops to bar associations and law firms. She is the preeminent thought-leader in bringing professional coaching techniques to lawyers to use in practice with their clients. Her book “Coaching Your Client: A Lawyer’s Guide for Improving Communication and Client Outcomes” (American Bar Association Publishing 2015) effortlessly weaves story-telling and neuroscience to help lawyers understand the power of an integrated brain. She is also a contributor to Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine and The Los Angeles Daily Journal.
Arezou earned her J.D. from Southwestern, where she was on both the school’s Law Review and the Moot Court Honors Program. Her accolades include the Corpus Juris Secundum Awards in Property Law and Contracts Law I and II. She was also an extern for The Honorable Arthur L. Alarcón, Senior Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Prior to starting her own private practice in 2004, Arezou cut her teeth on high-stakes (“bet-the-company”) multi-million dollar litigation at Howarth & Smith. She was also an associate at Liner, Yankelevitz, Sunshine, Weinhart & Reginstreif, LLP where she practiced civil litigation- with an emphasis on business, real estate, entertainment and bankruptcy litigation.