Barzin Pakandam is an associate in Goodwin’s Business Law Department and a member of the Technology and Life Sciences group. Mr. Pakandam is also a member of the firm’s Cannabis practice, where he assists cannabis companies with a range of business-related activities, including equity financings, M&A activity and regulatory compliance.

Mr. Pakandam’s representation of companies spans the entire corporate life-cycle, including pre-incorporation planning, general corporate representation and counseling, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, corporate governance and public company representation.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Pakandam was an associate at Thompson Coburn LLP, where he was a member of the firm’s general corporate and cannabis practice groups.

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Professional Activities

Mr. Pakandam is a member of the Iranian American Bar Association.

Professional Experience

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Pakandam served as founder and editor-in-chief of The Editor’s Corner, a small business that provided editing services to authors preparing works for publication.

He has also completed judicial externships for the Honorable R. Gary Klausner, United States District Court for the Central District of California, and for the Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.






J.D., 2015
University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
Certificate in Business Law
M.Sc., Economic History, 2008
London School of Economics and Political Science
M.A., Global History, 2008
Leipzig University, Germany
B.A., Global & International Studies, 2004
University of California, Santa Barbara



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