Dana Nassiri Park is an Attorney with Tovella Dowling, PC. Ms. Nassiri Park grew up in San Diego and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Communication from the University of California San Diego (UCSD). She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the California Western School of Law in San Diego.
While attending law school, Ms. Nassiri Park was recognized for her academic achievement in several courses including legal writing, federal income tax, and employment law. She was also chosen to represent her law school at the Peggy Browning Fund Conference for workers’ rights.
Ms. Nassiri Park advises and counsels a wide range of nonprofits, tax-exempt organizations and socially conscious businesses in a variety of matters from formation to dissolution. Ms. Nassiri Park’s practice focuses on nonprofit and corporate general counsel representation, with a particular emphasis on compliance and governance matters. Ms. Nassiri Park leads the Firm’s foreign registration and compliance practice group, including initial and renewal compliance filings for multi-jurisdictional operations and charitable solicitation activities, as well as, professional fundraising regulatory filings. Ms. Nassiri Park also leads the Firm’s transactional labor and employment practice group, frequently advising on matters including, hiring, termination, severance, employment handbooks, and state employer compliance considerations, including employer payroll registrations.
When she is not practicing law, Ms. Nassiri Park enjoys spending time with her husband, her daughter, and her french bulldog.
Growing up in inner-city San Diego to immigrant parents that did not speak fluent English, I recognized the value and importance of community involvement and mentorship at an early age. As a student attending Herbert Hoover High School, I was selected as a fellow of the Aaron Price Fellows Program, a nonprofit organization possessing values that deeply resonate with me still today, namely, a desire to understand and get along with all people from diverse backgrounds, a zest for life, a curiosity about the world, and a caring for others. Through my experience as an Aaron Price Fellow, I was exposed to diverse, responsible, and engaged members of society that made clear that a community is not defined by neighborhood or geographic locale, but rather by those individuals who comprise it. Today, as the first generation in my family to attend and graduate college and law school, I am proud to be an Aaron Price alumni and contributor to its statistic of inner-city youth now making a difference in their communities through personal and professional endeavors. The mentors and community members that invested in my opportunities, potential and dreams were truly a catalyst in charting my journey to becoming a nonprofit attorney, empathic advisor, and zealous advocate for those cause-conscious organizations and philanthropists that work tirelessly to create “community” for those populations in which they are dedicated to serving.