shirin-bio

Shirin Chahal's journey into the legal profession began rather unconventionally. After deciding to attend the University of Southern California for college in 2004, she chose to follow her passion for music and arts and decided to major in music industry. After graduating magna cum laude in 2007, She initially decided to work in the entertainment and technology industries, including time at a talent booking agency and a major record label in Southern California. She also worked briefly at a regional data center in Salt Lake City, Utah before deciding to pursue a more challenging career that could also afford her the opportunity to help people and serve her community. After some careful consideration, Shirin decided to apply for law school and in 2008, she was accepted into the University of Colorado School of Law. During her time at the University of Colorado, she concentrated her studies on technology, privacy, and the protection of artists, designers, and independent business owners. She committed her studies to subjects that covered intellectual property rights such as copyright, trademark, and patent law, while also focusing on internet, telecommunications, and technology law to broaden her expertise within the realm of privacy law. While working as a student, she also served as articles editor for the Colorado Technology Law Journal where her student note regarding privacy on social networks was selected for publication. Before graduating in 2011, Shirin also served as a legal research assistant, contributing to several published law review articles and course books on the law of business entities.

I’m driven to help my clients realize their goals and create a path toward success. Helping others succeed is what makes my job worth doing.


Upon graduation from law school, Shirin became a part of the team at the Law Offices of Daniel T. Goodwin so that she could help the firm offer legal counsel and services to artists, musicians, designers, authors, and other creative entrepreneurs. Over the years she has worked to provide the highest level of legal counsel on a variety of general business issues for both startups and established small businesses. Her knowledge and experience have helped clients with matters of business formation, organization, and operation. Her expertise continues to help individuals and companies identify areas of potential liability to mitigate risks in day-to-day business transactions, as well as provide ongoing general support for a variety of business matters including contract drafting and negotiation, commercial leases and real estate transactions, regulatory laws, data privacy, intellectual property and more. Her commitment to the needs and interests of her clients remains a top priority for her in every aspect of her counsel. She understands the stress and anxiety that comes with legal challenges for your business and is here to help alleviate that stress by providing you with experienced legal counsel that you can trust — because helping people is what drove her to become a lawyer in the first place. When she's not working hard for her clients, Shirin devotes much of her free time to her community through pro bono, non-profit, and volunteer work. She currently serves as a volunteer attorney for Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA) and Boulder County Legal Services. She also serves on the board of directors for the Boulder County Arts Alliance (BCAA) and the Advisory Board for the Nederland EcoPass Improvement District.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2012
  • The U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, Music Industry - University of Southern California, 2007
  • Juris Doctor, University of Colorado Law School, 2011

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Copyright Society of the USA, Rocky Mountain Chapter - Co-Chair
  • Boulder County Arts Alliance (BCAA) - Board Member
  • Nederland Eco Pass Public Improvement District - Board Member
  • Public Service Pledge Award, 2011
  • Colorado Legal Services Pro Bono Award, 2016