Omar Nazif is the Managing Partner of the firm’s San Diego office and the former Local Chair of the Finance Department. Prior to joining the San Diego office, Mr. Nazif was an associate in the firm’s Dubai, London, and San Francisco offices.

Mr. Nazif represents financial institutions, sponsors, and developers in connection with all phases of the development and financing of domestic and international energy and hospitality projects, including gas, wind, solar, and geothermal energy projects. Mr. Nazif’s experience includes structuring and negotiating financing arrangements, project contracts, and joint ventures, as well as advising on mergers and acquisitions of energy projects.

Mr. Nazif holds the Islamic Finance Qualification issued by the UK’s Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Before attending law school, Mr. Nazif worked as a software developer for four years, focusing on developing logistics and medical software.

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, Stanford Law School, 2006
    Hilmer Oehlmann, Jr. Award, Stanford Law Review, Order of the Coif
  • BSE, University of Pennsylvania, 1999
    summa cum laude, John Grist Brainerd Award