Raees co-founded RM Warner on the principle of representing entrepreneurs with personalized service through the life cycles of their ventures. Clients seek Raees for representation in a variety of complex legal matters, including Internet, corporate, regulatory, and technology legal issues. His clients commonly include serial entrepreneurs, e-commerce ventures, tech and IoT (Internet of Things) start-ups, SaaS providers, licensed professionals (healthcare, financial, legal), social media and marketing experts, influencers, and Internet entrepreneurs. Raees has managed significant litigation and transactional practices for over a decade, adding a unique, holistic perspective when counseling his 900+ client roster.
Raees was lead counsel in negotiating licensing rights with a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical company, and in a cutting-edge IoT (Internet of Things) licensing transaction that is revolutionizing low-cost tracking solutions. He has also led a series of portfolio acquisitions, and counseled a web-based client who made a nine-figure exit. In litigation matters, Raees was co-chair of a harassment lawsuit against a $2 billion utility company, obtaining a six-figure judgment at trial. Clients often turn to Raees for complex, high-risk partnership disputes and internal governance issues. Raees Mohamed routinely litigates complex Internet defamation cases nationally, and has litigated in Arizona, California, Nevada, New York, Illinois, Georgia, and Oklahoma. His defamation/cyber harassment practice touches novel issues relating to the blurry-line that separates free speech from Internet harassment and defamation. Raees Mohamed has helped countless defamation victims to address defamatory content on the internet. He has obtained numerous judgments, including a million-dollar judgment with punitive damages and a permanent injunction against a defamation defendant who engaged in a multi-year defamation campaign against his client.
Raees is also an adjunct professor of law in the acclaimed Innovation Advancement Program legal clinic at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in Phoenix. There, he teaches law students how to counsel local entrepreneurs as Rule 38 certified student-practitioners. Raees believes the push for the advancement of innovation and a culture of entrepreneurship should come from academic institutions.
LAW SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
During law school, Raees held several distinguished internships. As an intern in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, he provided legal support to several State agencies, including the Department of Mental Health, Department of Education, Department of Real Estate, and Department of Financial Institutions.
Raees drafted opinions on legal issues relating to mental health patients, civil commitment, and sexually violent persons for the Health Section, as well as curriculum alignment and misappropriation for the Education Section. At the Consumer Protection and Advocacy Section, Raees assisted attorney general to enforce and settle major consumer fraud actions and banking investigations. Raees was also an intern in the Phoenix office of a top 10 (by size) U.S. law firm, supporting both, litigation and transactional practice groups.
MORE ABOUT RAEES…
Beyond practicing law, Raees is an avid artist, painting in various mediums, and enjoys composing music on bass and electric guitar. He also is a dark chocolate and coffee connoisseur.
W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University
Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Minor in Communications, Certificate of International Business 2003
Magna Cum Laude
Dean’s List Distinction
Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law at Arizona State University Juris Doctorate, and Certificate in Law, Science and Technology 2009
Pedrick Scholar Award
Berch Scholar Award
Maricopa County Bar Association Scholarship Award
East Valley Bar Association Scholarship Award
Minority Bar Association Scholarship Award
United States District Court, District of Arizona, 2009
United States Bankruptcy Court
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Defamation / Cyber Harassment
Section 230 of the CDA
Internet and Privacy Regulations
Start-ups / Formation
FTC and FDA Compliance
HIPAA / COPPA
Copyright / DMCA
Trademark / Lanham Act / Unfair Competition
Consumer Fraud / Business Opportunities Regulation
Real Estate Transactions
Trade Secrets Litigation
Real Estate Litigation