Shayan Gaziani is an attorney in the Corporate & Securities section of Jackson Walker’s Dallas office. The group assists clients in various corporate transactions, including merger and acquisition transactions, startup counseling, conducting public and private offerings, and serving as outside general counsel for hundreds of companies.
He also works closely with his colleagues in the Entertainment, Digital & Sports Group. He often handles matters focused on transactional entertainment law. Some of his entertainment clients include influencers, creative entrepreneurs, and fashion designers.
Shayan started at Jackson Walker as a summer associate. During his clerkship, he engaged in a cross-disciplinary practice, working on matters from the Corporate & Securities, Finance & Banking, and Real Estate sections. Some of his more notable projects included assisting in an approximately $40 million securities transaction and, in an issue of first impression under Texas law, performing statutory analysis for a commercial aerospace company to help determine tax liability for its space tourism sector.
Shayan is passionate about bringing positive change to underrepresented communities through the intersection of law and government. In 2016, he co-founded .NGO, a financial tech startup that helps nonprofits manage donations, donors, and funds easily and centrally. He served as Chief Operating Officer of .NGO from 2016-2022. Shayan also serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Islamic Association of North Texas, one of the largest mosques and interfaith organizations in Texas.
B.A., cum laude, Southern Methodist University
- Phi Beta Kappa honor society
- Cultural Intelligence Taskforce Member
J.D., magna cum laude, SMU Dedman School of Law
- Georgetown Law Iron Tech Lawyer Invitational Selectee, Team Member
- SMU Muslim Legal Students Association
- Moderator, “NIL’s New Frontier: Legal Ramifications in High School & College Athletics,” Entertainment, Art & Sports Law Section of Dallas Bar Association (August 2023)
- Dallas Bar Association’s Entertainment, Art, and Sports Law Section, Council Member, 2023
- Islamic Association of North Texas
- Board of Directors, Secretary, 2022-present
- Board of Directors, 2015-2019
- Volunteer, 2019-Present
- Texas Legal Services Center, Law Student Volunteer for TexasLawHelp.org
- Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, Law Student Volunteer
August 23, 2023Speaking Engagements
Shayan Gaziani and Demi Williams Speak on NIL Panel Presented by Dallas Bar Association’s Entertainment, Art & Sports Law Section
The Dallas Bar Association’s Entertainment, Art & Sports Law Section on August 23, 2023, hosted a CLE panel featuring Jackson Walker attorneys Shayan Gaziani and Demi Williams along with Justin Jones (Fee Smith & Sharp), Andrew Rhoden (Masterly Legal Solutions), and Kheana Pollard (Bell Nunnally & Martin).
May 3, 2023Newsletters
View the May 2023 edition of the JW Media | VIA ePostcard.
April 24, 2023Newsletters
View Jackson Walker’s April 2023 Diversity & Inclusion Newsletter, Perspectives.
March 10, 2023Attorney News
Shayan Gaziani Named Council Member of Dallas Bar Association’s Entertainment, Art, and Sports Law Section
Jackson Walker attorney Shayan Gaziani has joined the 2023 Council of the Dallas Bar Association’s Entertainment, Art, and Sports Law Section.
December 21, 2022Podcasts
JW Fast Takes Podcast | ~2 minutes
This special holiday episode features first-year associates Caroline Capili, Shayan Gaziani, Alex Leseney, and Shannon Wright as they share their favorite things about the practice of law – and Jackson Walker.
November 17, 2022Newsletters
View Jackson Walker’s November 2022 Diversity & Inclusion Newsletter, Perspectives.
October 3, 2022Attorney News
This year, the firm proudly welcomes 18 law school graduates to expand our Bankruptcy, Restructuring, & Recovery, Corporate & Securities, Energy, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (ERISA), Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, and Trial & Appellate Litigation practices.