Associate

Katayoon Iravani

Associate

Katayoon Iravani


Kat’s passion for business began at an early age when her father put her behind the desk and trained her to be the head of Accounts Receivables, Communications, and Human Resources. At the age of thirteen she drafted onboarding related documents, including drafting an employee handbook, training manuals, and spreadsheets that would later still be used by the company for customer satisfaction surveys for the American Automobile Association of Southern California (AAA). As her father’s shadow, she would observe and learn about the frustrations of business litigation, whether it was related to partner and contract disputes, employment claims, or even the dreaded unemployment claims, she felt the frustrations of the law not being as favorable to business owners, and to her surprise, more often than not, it was because the company did not have a well-rounded business attorney to protect the business owner, and the company, before liabilities arose. Seeing first-hand the issues a business owner deals with day-to-day, she decided to pursue her knowledge for the law to better assist companies and their imprint amongst vendors, employees, and the community.

Kat’s law journey began at CSUN where she majored in business law and marketing, being exposed to many business courses, including accounting, business statistics, and basic corporation law. Upon graduation she secured a job as an executive assistant to both the Senior Vice Presidents of Business and Legal Affairs at Interscope Records and was exposed to many different negotiations and agreements for artists, producers, sound engineers, and publishers. While she loved the experience and exposure, she was determined to apply and attend law school. During her 1L year, Kat made strides as a semi-finalist for the Susan E. McGuigan Oral Advocacy Competition and was able to write an appeal for claims under the Servicemember Civil Relief Act, as part of her job at NK Towing, which relieved the company from $100,000 of fees. Knowing she was more than able to help business owners, as she did for her father’s company, she decided to take concentrated business litigation courses at Loyola Law School. Taking one of the limited courses, with limited number of seats, for financing the start-up company and venture capital financing, she was able to understand the lawyer’s role in business transactions by taking the entrepreneurial “client” from entity formation through a series of simulated transactions, including a joint venture, founder stock issuance and first round venture capital financing. The class introduced her to legal, ethical and business issues that confront the transactional lawyer in representing an early-stage growth company. While determined to give back to the community, Kat volunteered with the Shriver Landlord Tenant Clinic at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, where she was able to work with low-income clients on their eviction matters beginning with the filing of an Unlawful Detainer Complaint through the trial proceeding. Gaining the knowledge of landlord-tenant issues, including the eviction process, notice requirements, rent control and the common defenses, she was able to understand the complexities of landlord-tenant disputes that are common amongst many business owners who rent out their properties.  After passing the bar in 2021, Kat started as an associate attorney at a general civil litigation law firm. Kat dealt with contract review, negotiating contract disputes, court appearances, and settling litigated matters. Knowing she wanted to work closely and frequently with entrepreneurs she joined Morrison Rothman, where she gets to do just that.

Kat is a proud Disney adult who loves to spend her free time exploring new restaurants, visiting Disneyland, and lounging with her family and dogs.

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  • California

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