Ajay S Narayan

Ajay S Narayan (JD/MBA)
Founding Partner

Ajay is a seasoned veteran in the regulated cannabis space. He founded the firm as a solo practitioner and earned his reputation as a go-to resource for anyone looking to be compliant under qualified patient and primary caregiver provider regulations. As the industry has evolved, so has Ajay, and he now focuses on business licensing and related matters. Mr. Narayan holds both a JD and MBA from esteemed universities and has a passion for the cannabis industry, which means he is uniquely positioned to advise on legal and business considerations pertaining to practically every cannabis business type. He remains an expert and resource for caregiver compliance, which will remain in place and change shape under the recent legislation.

Ajay’s hobbies include tennis, which he played competitively, and playing fetch with his dachshund “Monty”.

Education

Juris Doctor, University of San Diego School of Law

Master of Business Administration, Columbia University

Bachelor of Arts, University of California Los Angeles

Licensed to Practice Law

California

Memberships

Orange County Bar Association

NORML

National Cannabis Bar Association

Zohaile Kakavand

Zohaile Kakavand
Associate Attorney

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.

Education

Juris Doctor, St. John’s University School of Law

Bachelor of Science, University of California San Diego

Licensed to Practice Law

California

New York

Memberships

Orange County Bar Association

NORML

National Cannabis Bar Association

New York Bar Association

Languages

Farsi