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Pankaj S Raval

Business Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   14 reviews

also known as "PK", Trademark Attorney

  • State Years
    California - CA 13 years
    Arizona - AZ 14 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Pankaj

Learn Pankaj’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Business
    45%
    Business Entity Formation; Contract Drafting; Real Estate

    15 years, 400 cases

  2. Trademark application
    30%
    Trademark searches, applications, and responses to office actions.

    15 years, 150 cases

  3. Contracts and agreements
    15%
    Draft and review all types of contracts and agreements.

  4. Entertainment
    10%
    Record Label and Music Agreements, Independent Film, Licensing, Trademarks, Copyright; Athletes

    14 years

Pankaj has earned widespread recognition as a personable, knowledgable, and reliable startup, small business, and intellectual property attorney. He has helped clients resolve issues related to entity choices, stock issues, trademarks, copyrights, wage claims, film financing, music production, lease negotiations, landlord/tenant disputes, non-profit filings and more.

In 2009, Pankaj received his law degree from the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law where he was a member of the Student Bar Association, the International Law Society (ILS), and Entertainment Law Society. Pankaj served as the President of the International Law Society, clerked for a law firm working closely with partners and associates on real estate, employment and intellectual property matters and filed trademarks and created business entities for clients. Before starting the Law Offices of Pankaj Raval, Pankaj worked for two law firms in Tucson, Arizona, focusing on securities litigation, civil litigation and employment law as well as co-founded The Fashion Law Group, a boutique fashion-focused law firm based in Los Angeles.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Pankaj has grown up embracing his Indian and American identities. It was as a young adult, reading the works for Mahatma Gandhi that Pankaj decided to follow the footsteps of the great Indian revolutionary and pursue a career dedicated to justice. Pankaj graduated in 2005 from University of Arizona with a double BA in Economics and Sociology (Honors) with a minor in Business Administration. After graduating, Pankaj spent one year in India working with Indicorps, teaching music, fighting for fisherman property rights, and tutoring Tibetan monks in english. His work with marginalized communities and oppressed groups gives him a unique understanding of his clients problems so he can find creative resolutions to difficult disputes.

Pankaj resides in Los Angeles and is licensed to practice law in the state of California and Arizona. In his spare time, Pankaj enjoys playing basketball, hiking, reading, learning music, and spending time with friends and family.

 

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Location

Carbon Law Group, P.C.
633 W. Fifth Street
Suite 2600
Los Angeles, CA, 90071

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Reviews

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Posted by Mark | February 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest All star lawyer
If only every attorney was as professional and honest as Pankaj! I interviewed 10 attorneys regarding my case and Pankaj was the only one that was honest and direct up front. Pankaj went out of his way to make sure I was assisted in my case and even told me how I could save money in many ways. Wow, I cannot say enough good things about my dealings with Pankaj. I am a believer in karma and clearly Pankaj is too. Thank you so much! Mark Rehling
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Posted by George | September 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patient and very clear with his explanations
Absolutely amazing experience. Very helpful information, unrushed has great knowledge in his specialty area.
Posted by Andy | September 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smooth Trademark and Copyright Process
Pankaj was able to easily get me a trademark and copyright that other attorneys weren't able to do. I highly recommend his professional services.
Posted by Lee | August 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable!
I came to Pankaj with what I thought was a very complicated business structure situation for his review. He was extremely knowledgeable and was able to provide some great advice around how to structure the entities. I would highly recommend and will absolutely continue to use for all of my business needs.
Posted by Raz | October 14, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Glad I Met With Pankaj
I met with Pankaj this week after much deliberation, as I don't have a ton of money to spend on lawyers at the moment and was really weighing my options with various lawyers in the area. I'm confident that I made the right decision. First off, being someone in the process of starting up a tech-entertainment based company, I was impressed by the high quality of the team's website. Contacting them through the site was a breeze, it even walks you through steps to make sure you're giving the right information to them to properly start the process. From what I saw there and gleaned from the info, his firm seemed well suited to deal with matters in the startup and tech realm. If you haven't been to the site yet, check it out. Pankaj replied quickly to my initial inquiry, and was quick to reply to multiple emails multiple times before I even came in for the consultation. Someone from the office even called me and talked to me on the phone, giving me information and answering some basic questions about their services. I can be a pain when it comes to getting all the details, and they really accommodated my potentially annoying approach, haha. The consultation with Pankaj was great. He seemed genuine and personable, and we were able to talk clearly and directly in a relaxed manner. I had a lot of questions for him and we were able to get through them all in the consultation, in addition to me explaining my situation and him giving me overall advice for moving forward. His info was understandable and concise -- direct enough that I knew what I needed to do the moment I left. He definitely seems like he has his clients' interests in mind, and has the knowledge to do things properly. I'll be following up on this review once I register my business through his team in January, but I don't expect it to be anything other than a 5 star experience. If you're in a spot where you're unsure how you want to move forward legally, even if you plan a DIY approach (as I usually do for things), you'll be putting yourself in a better position by at least setting up a consultation with Pankaj. I'm glad I did.
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Posted by Eleni | November 19, 2013
Absolutely recommended lawyer
Pankaj is the first lawyer I have encountered who invests real brains and big heart in everything he does irrespective of his compensation and/or reciprocity. I believe this is a very rare quality and a tremendous qualification in every and any profession nowadays. I would trust him 100% in everything he puts his mind, work and time on. He is super transparent, reliable and trustworthy. Most important: he is proactive, doing research for the client to make sure he has the latest and most customized options on hand, without the client expecting this work. He is treating every case truly on on one, listening very carefully to the client as a person and professional. This makes him deeply involved and reliable for the case on hand, treating it in the most thorough, exclusive, diligent way that you would expect only from close family. He really brightened up aspects of a new partnership of mine in such a tremendous way, that I saved myself from huge missteps that I would never consider possible, or even expect. His contribution ultimately changed my life. Thank you wholeheartedly Pankaj!
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Posted by Kevin | October 27, 2013
both thumbs up
in a dispute I (and my business) had with a landlord, Mr. Raval was from the very start clear, informative, and proceeded very professionally in leading me through the case. I never felt that he was talking "lawyer talk" to me..instead, he made sure I completely understood the issues that were at hand. We (the landlord and I) were able to work things out without taking it to a courtroom thanks to Pankaj's guidance and his interaction with my opposition. I'd hire him again in an instant (although I'm hoping I won't need to!!)
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Posted by Sanjay Sinha MD | October 25, 2013
The single best Lawyer I have ever worked with!
Mr. Raval was not only professional, but proactive in setting up a timeline, adhering to it, and ensuring the other party held up their end as well. I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Raval for any clients and hope to work with him again!
Posted by Mohammad | January 18, 2012
Terrific attorney
Pankaj consistently proves his proficiency with regards to issues of business and the law. I look forward to working with him continually to ensure that I am not just protected, but that I thrive in my various ventures as a physician and entrepreneur.
Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2011
Terrific, Generous, Most Helpful
My business partner and I came to Pankaj for legal advice on developing our consultation services and creating an LLC. Pankaj was professional, welcoming and ready to really listen and give legal advice but also encouraged brainstorming. He made sure we were on the right path and that we were considering all aspects of our business not just the legal aspect. I would highly recommend Pankaj because of his knowledge and his true passion to help people stay protected legally and financially.
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Posted by Verdant | July 5, 2011
Another satisfied client
Pankaj was recommended to me by a professor from his law school as one of the leading students in the class. So far, he has helped me incorporate one company, as well as complete the buyout of another. Attentive and responsive, and picks up when I call. If he doesn't know the topic, he looks it up and consults his network. Reasonable rates for both in person and research. So far, so good!
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Posted by Natasha Lalani | July 1, 2011
The Best Lawyer!
Pankaj is not only a lawyer but a friend. He took my case without questions and provided me with the information i needed to move forward with my career.
Posted by Rebecca | June 29, 2011
Very Happy!
Pankaj was recommended to me by a friend and I was very happy with the services he proved. We were dealing with a very delicate situation and Pankaj handled it incredibly well. I would highly recommend him and will definitely use him in the future.
Posted by GeeMiz | June 27, 2011
Extremely trusted legal advice
Efficient, very smart, very professional. Really valued working with Pankaj Raval, and will certainly do so again. He is very client focused, very easy to talk to, responds fast and fully. I will definitely be using him again soon.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Carbon Law Group, P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Founder and Partner
  • Law Offices of Pankaj S. Raval
  • 2011 - Present
  • Co-Founder/Partner
  • The Fashion Law Group
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Contract Attorney
  • Singh, Singh, and Trauben, LLP
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Farhang and Medcoff
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • HEURLIN SHERLOCK PANAHI
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • Mtv Networks
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Arizona
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Startup Financing
  • Success

Associations

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • California Lawyers for the Arts
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Gujarati
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • LSBA
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • International Trademark Association
  • Trademarks in Wearable Technologies
  • 2016
  • California Lawyers for the Arts Education Series
  • Trademarks for Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs
  • 2013
  • Whittier Law School IP Group
  • An Introduction to Fashion LaW
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (14)
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Trademark application Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Friend
"Pankaj is incredibly knowledgeable about trademarks and working with start-ups. He's a great lawyer who loves what he does. He takes a client-focused approach to practicing law, and it shows from the work he does to the reviews he gets from his clients."
Trademark application Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pankaj is a consummate professional. He is very knowledgable in his practice areas, proactive to the needs of his clients, and is generous with his time in counseling other attorneys. I highly recommend his services."
Business Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked together with Mr. Raval on a couple of matters. He is a skilled, responsive, and attentive practitioner who really knows his stuff, and is an emerging leader in his field. I fully recommend his services to those looking for assistance in business, entertainment law, intellectual property, and trademark matters."
Intellectual property Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smart and thorough. Makes a point of finding new ways to serve clients and to act as a professional resource."
Business Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Other
"I am very impressed with Pankaj Raval and his credentials. I endorse this attorney."
Trademark application Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pankaj is a very bright, personable, and professional attorney. We attended law school together and I witnessed firsthand his competence and integrity. I have family members in California, and he will be the first attorney to whom I will refer them when they need legal assistance."
Business Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Pankaj was swift, accurate and very reasonable in his pricing while handling a California matter for me."
Business Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have met Pankaj many times and he is always professional, articulate, and knowledgeable. Anytime I have a question about CA or AZ law, I always call Mr. Raval."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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