Speaker Profile

Umar Moghul

Stephenson Harwood LLC

Umar Moghul practices in the realm of banking & finance, private equity and real estate. Mr. Moghul has represented an array of financial institutions, businesses, joint ventures and high net worth individuals (many of which operate per Islamic principles), in a variety of cutting-edge financing and investment transactions. In the realm of real estate, Mr. Moghul's practice has included the establishment of real estate investment funds (both onshore and offshore), joint ventures and one-off financing transactions; novel Islamic warehouse and table funding financing transactions; and the design and documentation of novel Islamic residential and commercial financing products. His legal practice also encompasses counseling financial institutions with respect to their obligations under the USA Patriot Act. Mr. Moghul's corporate and private equity practice includes the establishment of a variety of onshore and offshore investment fund structures and advising on leveraged buyouts and growth equity transactions with targets in the services, healthcare, technology, and energy sectors. Mr. Moghul has published several articles and has spoken at numerous forums regarding Islamic law and Islamic finance. He is a lecturer in law at the University of Connecticut School of Law where he teaches Islamic law. Mr. Moghul earned his J.D. from Temple University and his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.