Difede Ramsdell Bender PLLC is a boutique law firm focused exclusively on representing institutional clients in complex real estate transactions and tax matters.

Behzad B. Malek-Madani


Behzad joined DRB in February 2017. His practice focuses on representing institutional investors in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions and general corporate matters.

 Prior to joining the firm, Behzad worked as an associate in the real estate groups of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. There, he gained experience representing developers and institutional investors in acquisitions, dispositions, financings, joint ventures and fund investments. Behzad also advised clients on the real estate and finance aspects of mergers and acquisitions. 

Prior to law school, Behzad gained experience underwriting commercial real estate transactions as an analyst for National Real Estate Advisors.

Behzad is admitted to practice law in New York and pending his admission to the D.C. bar, is supervised by a current member of the D.C. bar.



New York University School of Law, J.D., 2013, Lederman Fellow in Law and Economics

Brown University, A.B., magna cum laude, 2007, Phi Beta Kappa 


900 Seventh Street, NW, Suite 810
Washington, DC 20001

Email: bmalekmadani@drblaw.net
Main: (202) 558-2900
Direct: (202) 558-2903

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