August 26, 2010


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Update on Sanctions Regulations

By PAAIA Government Affairs Office

 Aug.26, 2010, Washington, D.C.–Following our report last Thursday that new OFAC regulations require licensing for the importation of commercial products from Iran that were previously exempted from sanctions, we have learned that it is unclear whether the regulations will also apply to importing Iranian goods for personal use. It is also unclear whether the regulations will impact the ability of U.S. based attorneys to take on clients in Iran without specific licensing from OFAC. To address these uncertainties, the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA) has hired member Erich Ferrari, partner at McNabb Ferrari, P.C., to file a request for further interpretation to OFAC. Mr. Ferrari will be assisted by IABA Board Member, Farhad Alavi, partner at The Law Office of Farhad R. Alavi, PLLC.

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MOCA Announces IA Artist Hessam Abrishami Exhibit

 Aug.26, 2010, Hot Springs, AR–

Exhibit: HESSAM ABRISHAMI When: Aug. 2010 – Oct. 2010.
Reception: Aug. 27, 2010 6pm-9pm Where: MOCA, Hot Springs, AR.

Excerpt from press release: The Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce an exhibition by Los Angeles based artist Hessam Abrishami. Hessam will be exhibiting his newest acrylic works and ink drawings during this exhibition..

Hessam has been professionally contributing to the contemporary art scene for more than thirty years. With a worldwide following, he has influenced countless collectors with his captivating style and sense of commitment to form and color.

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