Samuel Djahanbani


Sam Djahanbani advises companies and individuals on a broad range of partnership, corporate, and individual taxation matters, with a specific focus on the entertainment industry. Sam has experience structuring optimal tax planning solutions for talent, executives, musicians, and entrepreneurs and drafting various business transaction documents, including operating agreements and employment agreements. He attended USC Gould School of Law, where he received the Law Alumni Award for maintaining the highest scholastic average among his graduating class.

During law school, Sam interned with Lionsgate Entertainment. He also attained certificates in Media and Entertainment Law and Business Law and received numerous awards for academic excellence.

Sam brings a background in accounting to his law practice, having worked as a senior tax accountant for a prominent Los Angeles CPA firm prior to law school. In 2014, he earned his master's degree in Business Taxation from USC Leventhal School of Accounting. He also holds a B.A. in Business Economics with a minor in Accounting from University of California at Los Angeles.




  • J.D. University of Southern California, Gould School of Law 2020
  • M.B.T. University of Southern California Leventhal School of Accounting 2014
  • B.A. Business Economics summa cum laude University of California at Los Angeles 2012
    • Certificate of Merit in Honor of Outstanding Academic Achievement in the Business Economics Major

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Variety, Legal Impact Report, 2023