Shervin Abachi

Shervin Abachi

Founder and President

Shervin Abachi is an entertainment lawyer, film festival director, and entrepreneur. He founded Malbachi with the thought to help the artist immigrant community manage the business side of their creative life, so they can focus on creating art. He is a full-time Attorney at a law firm in New York City, where he works with clients on a variety of entertainment matters.

As an art enthusiast, he is the Director of the FOLCS International Short Film Competition at the Forum on Life, Culture, and Society, a human rights-themed short film competition, offering independent and emerging filmmakers the chance to screen their work in New York City and creatively engage the public in discussions regarding justice and popular culture.

In addition to his role at Sethi and Mazaheri LLC, Shervin serves as a member of the board of advisors to Artistic Freedom Initiative, a nonprofit organization led by immigration and human rights attorneys facilitating pro bono immigration representation and resettlement assistance for international artists at risk. He also serves as a member of the Big Dance Theater board of directors, a New York City-based dance theater company known for its experimental theater works combining dance, drama, and literature.

He earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree from Rutgers University School of Law, where he obtained an official Immigration Law Certificate, and the Art and Cultural Heritage Law Certificate from Georgetown University Law Center.