Nargess N. Hadjian



Nargess N. Hadjian is an associate in the Los Angeles office who focuses her practice on business and commercial litigation matters, including contract, intellectual property, real estate, and construction-related disputes. Within her real estate practice, Nargess assists clients with a variety of commercial real estate matters, including acquisitions and dispositions, development, leasing, and construction contracts. In addition to her litigation practice, Nargess has experience negotiating and drafting bid and contract documents for private and public construction projects, as well as helping clients navigate state and local cannabis and land use regulations. Her experience as a transactional associate provides her with a unique perspective to litigation and the ability to craft creative solutions to resolve disputes favorably.

Nargess also enjoys advising clients through various stages of their business, including entity selection, formation, and general corporate governance. Prior to becoming an attorney, Nargess owned and operated a hair salon in West Hollywood, California. Her professional experience, both as an attorney and as a business owner, coupled with her passion for health and wellness makes her especially well-suited to assist clients with the unique issues involved in wellness entrepreneurship.

In furtherance of her commitment to healthcare and wellness, Nargess is a founding member of the Psychedelic Bar Association where she takes part in the research, development, and understanding of the legal and ethical issues impacting the emerging psychedelics sector. Through her role as a founding member, she is able to support practitioners, entrepreneurs, and businesses alike in the rapidly growing psychedelics space.
Nargess is a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law and was a member of the Pepperdine Law Review. During her time in law school, Nargess served as a judicial extern for the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Central District of California, participated in an International Moot Court program in London, and served as a board member for the Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law.

  • Awarded the Wiley M. Manuel Pro Bono Certificate by the California Lawyers Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services (2023)
  • CALI Award in Legal Research and Writing (2016)
Bar Admissions
  • California
Spoken Languages
  • Farsi
  • Pepperdine School of Law, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society (2019); Law Review (2017 - 2019)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., Economics; Minor in Writing for Business Communication (2013)
Professional Associations
  • Psychedelic Bar Association, Founding Member
  • Federal Bar Association


Links to full publications and news releases.


June 2023
Understanding Fiduciary Duties and Obligations in Investment and Divestment
David Martinez and Nargess Hadjian - The Robins Kaplan Spotlight
March 2022
Thinking Ahead: Key Provisions to Consider When Drafting Entity Governing Documents
Mark Laconte, Nargess Hadjian - The Robins Kaplan Spotlight
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