Amir is a tax law expert and a visual artist.
Amir's exposure to tax law began during his legal studies at the London School of Economics (LSE), where he obtained an LL.B. and LL.M. in Taxation. Following his legal studies, Amir completed a Judicial Clerkship at the Tax Court of Canada. Currently, Amir is pursuing a Doctor of the Science of Law (S.J.D.) at the University of Michigan Law School, where he also obtained an LLM in International Tax at the school's International Tax LLM program. Amir was awarded the Michigan Grotius Fellowship.
Amir has written numerous legal articles that were published in leading legal journals around the world. The articles have been cited in journal articles, books, doctoral and masters thesis papers, blogs of practitioners, and are being used for the reading lists of university programs.
From an early age, Amir was exposed to the visual arts by his father, the master artist Jacob Pichhadze. With Jacob's guidance, Amir learned painting and drawing. Like his father, Amir's art varies in style, themes and mediums. The works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions as well as international art fairs. The works have been reviewed in numerous newspapers and magazines.
Amir studied art history and theory at York University's Faculty of Fine Arts, where he received numerous scholarships and awards for his academic excellence. In response to Amir's accomplishments, Dr. Ken Carpenter, the Visual Arts Department Chair, exclaimed:
“In the history of the Visual Arts Department we have not previously had an occasion like this where a student has shown the particular kind of ability that Amir has shown. We are very proud of Amir!”
Inspired by the philanthropic tradition of his father, Amir continually strives to use his art as a means for supporting different charities. During his studies at York University, for example, Amir organized a successful scholarship fundraiser for York University.