Compromised Lima for the Iranian American Bar Association Holiday Party

Not sure what the hell happened to me last night that made me ditch my Saturday night Lima for a party packed with Lawyers – the IABA (Iranian American Bar Association) Washington DC Chapter Annual Holiday Party at Alex Gallery – only a few blocks from Awesome DC headquarters, my condo 🙂
Although, the party wasn’t as HOT as the ones at Lima, it turn out great! It was pretty well organized and packed with awesome Washingtonians, not to mention the fantastic Persian cuisine served for dinner  🙂

As for the host, the IABA is an organization that works towards educating  and informing the Iranian American community about legal issues to raise awareness amongst the American public and their representatives on legal matters of interest and concern to the Iranian American community.

I met interesting people as well as a few potential investors for my new venture, 🙂 Thanks to Robert Babaya, Leila Abdi, and Farisa Dastvar, the organizers and the sponsors (Villa Title, Law Offices A.P Pishevar & Associates, Venable, and McNabb Ferrari) Well done guys! Can we do this again? How about next Saturday? 🙂

I also had a chance to yap about my with Hooman Radfar, another awesome Washingtonian entrepreneur, CEO& Founder of clearspring.

Hooman was the only one with whom I shared the same lingo. I’ve been always impressed by the dude, although last night’s encounter impressed me even more.

Hooman was at the party with two smoking hot Persian babes, who were both getting annoyed with him and probably with me too, while he patiently listened to my yapping. Despite this, the man continued listening till the end, when he then spoke with me of the next step as he perceives it. I don’t know many guys who would do such a thing (of course, besides myself), and was impressed. I hope last night wasn’t their last date.

The Two Smoking Hot Persian American Men, me in the left, Hooman in the right

As always Mr. Awesome MC Tehran was there as the entertainer.

Here are the photos I took last night from the event:

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @

2 Responses to Compromised Lima for the Iranian American Bar Association Holiday Party

  1. leila abdi says:

    So it was Lima or us 🙂 Glad you had a good time. Great post on our event thanks. And love your blog!

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