Edwin Akhavan earned his Bachelor’s of Arts in Business Administration from American Jewish University and graduated magna cum laude in 2006. He later attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego earning his Juris Doctor in 2009.
As a law student, Mr. Akhavan was a law clerk for a transactional securities practice representing small and medium sized business, real estate developers, brokers, lenders, property managers and broker dealers.
In this capacity he consulted CEO’s on various methods of raising capital to fund their new business ventures. He assisted businesses by drafting and reviewing private placement memoranda, placement agent agreements, operating agreements and tenant-in-common investor agreements for private securities offerings.
Mr. Akhavan also served as a summer associate for one of Los Angeles’ top personal injury law firms. As a summer associate he gained considerable insight from the firms leading partners and worked in tandem to negotiate million dollar settlements for clients involved in auto accidents and premises liability claims.
While in law school, Edwin Akhavan was a Mediator for the Superior Court of California- County of San Diego as part of the National Conflict Resolution Center Mediation Program, successfully mediating dozens of cases.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Akhavan was the co-founder of several successful start-up ventures. These businesses included manufacturing, distribution, and e-commerce divisions generating millions of dollars in yearly revenue. Edwin currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.
Together they enjoy their pursuit in finding the best restaurants in the Los Angeles area, exploring their culinary abilities and traveling. Mr. Akhavan is admitted to practice law in all California state courts and the United States District Court, Central District of California.
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