Sona Karakashian

Sona Karakashian

Sona Karakashian
Los Angeles
+1 213 426 2505

Sona Karakashian is an associate in Goodwin’s Business Law department, and a member of the firm’s Technology Companies. Sona advises company and investor clients on a variety of corporate and securities matters, with a primary focus on advising emerging growth technology companies and capital markets transactions. Sona joined Goodwin in 2018.


Sona represents companies through every stage of the corporate lifecycle, including pre-incorporation planning, general corporate representation and counseling, venture capital financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions.

Sona also advises digital currency and blockchain technology companies with respect to digital token sales and related securities law and regulatory matters, as well as technology companies raising capital through equity crowdfunding on registered funding portals.

Representative Matters

  • Represents numerous private companies and venture capital firms in venture capital financings

  • The underwriters in the $3.4 billion initial public offering of DoorDash
  • Doximity in its $605.8 million initial public offering
  • Poshmark in its initial public offering
  • Tech SPAC one in its $200 million initial public offering
  • J.P. Morgan as underwriter in the $143 million follow-on offering of Penumbra
  • The underwriters in the follow-on offering of Pluralsight

  • Signal Sciences in its sale to Fastly for $775 million
  • Clique Brands in its sale to Future
  • The Yes in its sale to Pinterest

Professional Experience

While attending law school, Sona was the executive symposium editor for the Hastings Business Law Journal and published a Note, “A Software Patent War: The Effects of Patent Trolls on Startup Companies, Innovation and Entrepreneurship,” Hastings Business Law Journal (2015).




University of California, Hastings College of the Law


University of California, Berkeley



  • California