With over a decade of experience in business and corporate law and government relations, Julian A. Haffner has worked with a wide range of individuals and companies to address their complex legal problems. Julian takes pride in understanding his clients’ needs, and crafts lasting legal solutions to his clients’ problems.
Specifically, Julian regularly assists clients with choosing and forming business entities, structuring transactions, providing advice on compliance with employment law issues, addressing commercial litigation matters, and protecting/licensing intellectual property. Accordingly, Julian acts as an on-call strategic partner for a wide spectrum of corporate and business clients, ranging from single-employee consultants to professional athletes in the NBA and NFL, to companies with hundreds of employees. Drawing on his extensive legal knowledge and community engagement experience, Julian is known for bringing together various stakeholders in any legal dispute to facilitate dialogue, which often leads to a more open dialogue between the parties and produces positive results.
Julian also regularly works with local and state government officials on behalf of his clients to achieve their business and legal objectives. Julian has significant insight into the legislative process in Maryland as he currently serves as an elected member of the Maryland State Democratic Central Committee (the governing body of the Maryland Democratic Party), is a Board Member of the Democratic Business Council of Maryland, and is Vice President of the African-American Democratic Club of Montgomery County.
Julian is also an active member of the nonprofit, entertainment, and artistic communities in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC. Julian is currently a member of the board of directors for City Gate, Inc., and has previously served on the boards of directors of The Judah Project, and the Urban Artists Coalition. Additionally, Julian has served as a past Chairman of the Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association. Julian is also the co-founder, Vice President and General Counsel for Mighty Mizizi Music Company an administrative music publishing entity serving the needs of independent songwriters and publishers.
- J.D., Howard University School of Law
- B.A., Swarthmore College
- State of Maryland
Honors & Distinctions
- Super Lawyers, Washington DC & Maryland Lawyer “Rising Star”, 2012-2016,
- SmartCEO Magazine, CPA/ESQ Awards Finalist, 2015
- The Daily Record, VIP List, Successful by 40, 2016
- AVVO Excellent Rating Award in Legal Practice, 2015-2016