Julian Haffner

Corporate Law
(212) 837-2600
Location: Washington, D.C.

“Helping entrepreneurs, businesses, and organizations thrive is my passion. I know you didn’t start your business merely to survive – you want to thrive! I want to help you make your amazing entrepreneurial vision a reality.”

Julian Haffner practices principally in the area of corporate law serving as general counsel to business people throughout the United States.  Representing businesses from start-up ventures to emerging market leaders, Julian works with our clients in the sale or purchase of businesses, structuring company agreements and contracts, customizing operating, partnership and shareholder agreements, protecting valuable trade secrets and confidential information, and advising management on best practices for internal corporate controls.

A former Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Entertainment and Sports Law Section, Julian also practices entertainment law with a focus on music, television, and film law issues. His clients range from emerging artists and entrepreneurs to established professionals. Julian also has experience representing the business interests of professional athletes including  NBA, NFL and Olympians.


  • Howard University School of Law, JD
  • Swarthmore College, BA

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland


  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • National Bar Association


  • Super Lawyers, Washington DC & Maryland Lawyer “Rising Star”
  • SmartCEO Magazine, CPA/ESQ Awards “The Advisors You Should Know,” Finalist, 2015
  • The Daily Record, VIP List, Successful by 40
  • AVVO Excellent Rating Award in Legal Practice


  • Maryland State Democratic Central Committee, District 17
  • African American Democratic Club of Montgomery County, Executive Board Member
  • City Gate, Inc., Non-profit Board Member
  • NAACP of Montgomery County Division, Economic Development Committee, Chairman
  • Democratic Business Council of Maryland, Board Member
  • Former Montgomery County Commission on Juvenile Justice, Appointed Commissioner
  • Former Member Montgomery County Minority Owned & Local Small Business Task Force
  • Past Chair, Maryland State Bar Association, Entertainment and Sports Law Section

Client Feedback

“Julian has been an indispensable advisor from the very beginning when we were selling to a single store until now where we are selling to thousands of stores nationwide. With his guidance and counsel, we have successfully navigated a myriad of issues that fast growing companies like ours inevitably will encounter.”

– Reuben Canada, CEO, Canada Enterprises, LLC, Makers of “Jin+Ja”

“Julian’s analytical ability and years of experience enable him to provide thoughtful and practical legal advice regarding a wide variety of legal issues. He listens carefully to client questions and comments and he responds quickly and clearly with relevant analysis and advice designed to get at the heart of the matter. I have worked extensively with Julian to grow my business, and am very satisfied with all aspects of his work.”

-Magdalena Gebrekristos, CEO Magadia Consulting, Inc.

“My company has a very peculiar setup and we were filing for a special business status that had once not worked out to the way we hoped. I was searching all around the area for a lawyer that has a background or understanding of what we were trying to accomplish. Mr. Haffner and I hit it off from the start. Right after I left the meeting, I realized my search was over. He has been extremely thorough.  I will continue to seek his counseling in the future.

-A Satisfied Client