- Hobbies: Reading, working out, yoga, meditation
- Interest: Behavioral economics, business management, design thinking, UI/UX
- Favorite Book: Still Life With Woodpecker
- Favorite Music Artist: Michael Jackson
Pankaj S. Raval | Founder
Driven by his desire to see his clients develop world-class businesses, Pankaj focuses on serving entrepreneurs and small to medium-sized companies. Industries served include technology, fashion, entertainment, cannabis, personal and retail services, health care, and real estate, in the for-profit and non-profit space. Pankaj has served businesses in foundational and development matters such as entity and corporate formation, partnership agreements and dissolutions, and trademark, copyright, and intellectual property disputes.
Before the launch of Carbon Law Group, Pankaj worked with two Tucson, Arizona based law firms. During his tenure, he handled a variety of business law matters. In particular, Pankaj focused on securities litigation, civil litigation, and employment law.
After moving to Los Angeles in 2010, Pankaj began his career in the entertainment industry. Realizing he had a passion and talent for working with creative businesses, he co-founded The Fashion Law Group. This boutique fashion-focused law firm is dedicated to serving Los Angeles’ thriving fashion industry. After selling his interest in The Fashion Law Group, he went on to open the Law Offices of Pankaj S. Raval. His solo practice quickly took off and rebranded as the Carbon Law Group in 2016 after bringing on associates and staff to cater to increasing demand.
In 2005, Pankaj graduated from the University of Arizona with a double major in Economics and Sociology (Honors), and a minor in Business Administration. Following graduation, Pankaj spent a year with Indicorps, a charitable outreach organization based in India (similar to the Peace Corps). Pankaj then entered the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law, and completed his law degree in 2009, receiving a certificate in international business and trade law.
As a law student, Pankaj was a member of the Student Bar Association, the International Law Society (ILS), Entertainment Law Society, and served as the President of the International Law Society. In addition, he clerked for a small estate planning and business law firm, where he gained practical business law experience related to real estate, employment, and intellectual property matters, as well as filing trademarks and creating business entities.