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Lana A. Yaghi

Senior Attorney




Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 2014

American University of Beirut, B.B.A., 2011

Bar Admissions


Lana Yaghi is a senior attorney at Miller Canfield's Washington D.C. and New York offices. She focuses her practice on corporate and commercial matters in a broad range of industries, including aviation, cybersecurity and defense. She regularly advises U.S. and foreign clients on their cross-border business activities, particularly in connection with the establishment of operations and negotiation of commercial arrangements in the State of Qatar and the United States. A significant portion of her cross-border work relates to the representation of clients in connection with the acquisition, sale, financing and global operations of corporate aircraft. 

Lana was previously an associate at a large international law firm and focused her practice on corporate and commercial matters between the U.S. and Qatar. Prior to that, Lana served as a Legal Fellow at the Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and a volunteer attorney for the New York State Office of the Attorney General.

Representative Matters

  • Represented corporations and high net-worth individuals in connection with global acquisitions and sales of aircraft, including Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, Cessna and Gulfstream, and domestic and cross-border financings of aviation operations 
  • Advised corporations on the acquisition of U.S. aircraft parts companies and flight training academies in the U.S.
  • Advised U.S. and European companies on compliance with Qatari labor laws, procurement laws, data processing and privacy laws, civil code, anti-bribery and corruption laws, and corporate governance
  • Advised various conglomerates and multinationals on establishment and liquidation of different types of legal entities in Qatar, the Qatar Financial Centre and the Qatar Science & Technology Park 


40 Under 40 Award, Middle East Policy Council, 2023

Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Corporate Governance and Compliance Law & Transportation Law, 2021-present

2020 D.C. Rising Star, National Law Journal

American University of Beirut
Dean's Honor List, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Professional Activities

American Bar Association