Zohaile “Z” Kakavand concentrates his practice on technical zoning, environmental, and land use regulations as they apply to the cannabis industry. Z advises clients – whether an individual looking to cultivate for personal use or a corporation needing accurate zoning analysis for proposed medical marijuana business locations – with precision and efficiency. Property acquisition has become an integral, if not the most important, factor in cannabis business licensing and Z is an excellent resource for parties considering a lease or purchase of real estate for purposes of cannabis business licensing. Z also skillfully conducts peripheral legal work including loan agreements, business structuring and compliance, and other small business-related matters. Z is adept at navigating and advising clients regarding issues involving MAUCRSA, CEQA, and all local zoning and land use laws. As 2018 approaches and marijuana businesses seek compliance with various local and state regulations, Z’s skillset has increasingly become an indispensable asset to the firm and its clients.
Z’s personal interests include photography and topography – his affinity for detailed maps is evident in his office. Z was recently married in beautiful Ojai, California.
Juris Doctor, St. John’s University School of Law
Bachelor of Science, University of California San Diego
Licensed to Practice Law
Orange County Bar Association
National Cannabis Bar Association
New York Bar Association