Maliha Mian has had quite a journey since graduating with a BBA from University of Houston in 2002. She earned a law degree and started her own practice, Mian & Associates Law Firm PLLC, representing clients on issues related to business, procurement, entertainment, immigration and family matters. Maliha was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in 2015. Since then, she has developed Got Boobs? — an innovative social media networking platform that provides a comprehensive solution to the emotional roller coaster that accompanies a breast cancer diagnosis. The platform launched last summer and Maliha is founder and CEO of the company.
Her soaring spirit drives an efficient system around her for her life as a lawyer, mother, friend, and partner in so many accounts. She has high standards that her team members value and share as well. With humble accountability in all she executes, she challenges herself to bring justice and information to the community by taking initiative. When adversity or challenges come near, you can expect to see her spear-head them into non-existence … which brings us to the new development for our organization.
The Houston International Trade Development Council (HITDC) is excited to announce Maliha Mian, JD as Vice President-Elect for 2019. Maliha will Chair HITDC’s Membership Division as well as develop new and progressive international initiatives. She serves on the South Asian Chamber of Commerce and other boards previously. Maliha is conducting lots of community events to help and support the local community.
As Managing Member of Mian & Associates Law Firm PLLC, Maliha provides legal counseling for companies and individuals in the following legal practice areas: business transactions, entertainment transactions, government contracts, immigration, wills & trusts, and family law. Maliha further provides In-House Counsel services, a unique service tailored to small and medium-sized businesses to help plan and protect for their success. Her clientele will tell you accounts of when she has continuously been respectful of their time and tells it like it is while being touchable. You truly feel as if you’ve known her a longer time and someone you’d like to keep by your side once you meet. She has heard of the 40+ strategic partners we currently work with and cannot wait to get to know everyone.
Maliha was honored to be recognized as Houston Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Honoree this year. Maliha’s additional accomplishments include the following: selected to work on a case at the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (the “ICTY”), managed countless litigation, developed an EB-5 Regional Center, and more.
Maliha is experienced in handling immigration matters from visas to family-based and employment-based green cards to naturalization. She has counseled project developers and foreign investors regarding the EB-5 path for lawful permanent residency and has helped small businesses secure government projects. In addition to her BBA, Maliha earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence at South Texas College of Law in July 2007.
It is not often we meet one with an unquenchable thirst for life that is contagious so we are indeed spreading this one!
Friends and members of Houston International Trade Development Council, please welcome Maliha Mian, JD as our Vice President-Elect 2019! An approachable leader ready for your reaching out to simply by a call or an email: MMian@houstontrade.org. You can also find her at one of the nearby venues to the law firm: e.g., The Tasting Room, Ra Sushi or Le Colonial. She looks forward to a conversation with you soon!
~ By Sonia Guimbellot