I am passionate about helping small businesses succeed. Coming from a family of designers and business owners, I love being and supporting entrepreneurs. I grew up watching the day to day lives of entrepreneurs and I know how important it is to have a supportive and reliable team of experts.
I remember the time a family friend who was setting up his business in New York and was trying to raise money from an investor. He signed a contract given to him by the investor without having it reviewed by an attorney. But there was a clause in the contract which prohibited him from talking to or raising money from other investors for a period of time. The investor reneged at the last minute and backed away from the investment leaving my family friend in a dire financial crisis. He could not pursue any other investor because of the exclusivity clause in the contract he signed. He could have avoided this situation had he consulted a lawyer before signing the contract. I see this happen all the time.
Business owners often wear many hats and tend to resolve legal and corporate issues without the assistance of a lawyer. Not getting proper legal assistance can lead to unnecessary crises down the road when legal issues come up.
That is why I offer a combination of Intellectual Property and Business legal support to assist businesses in getting their companies organized from inception. I work as a trusted advisor with entrepreneurs/business owners to give them the guidance and clarity that they require for their business.
I started my own firm, Nupur Shah Law, specifically designed to educate and provide creative legal solutions to startups, entrepreneurs, and small to mid-sized businesses. I advise clients on intellectual property portfolio creation, development, registration, management and enforcement. I also advise clients on business formations and design ironclad contracts to help protect their business. I am experienced in representing clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in opposition and cancellation proceedings and in monitoring, enforcement and defense of intellectual property rights. In addition, I have represented clients in litigation proceedings involving intellectual property law claims before Federal Courts in New York, California and Florida, and understand issues and pitfalls in a transaction that could potentially lead to litigation.
I strive to obtain a comprehensive understanding of my clients’ business and provide customized IP counseling and ongoing business advice. I understand that the needs of business owners are multidimensional, and resources limited. I work on a predetermined fixed fee basis on all projects to provide certainty to clients.
Bar and Court Admissions
New York State
S. Dist. Court, Southern District of New York
Bar Council of Gujarat, India
Fordham University School of Law, LLM in Banking, Corporate and Finance Law, 2009
National Law School of India University, LLM in Business Law, 2007
South Gujarat University, LLB, 2005
Research report for the Reserve Bank of India on the adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Law (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law) on Cross - Border Insolvency for Banks and Financial Institutions in India; 3 Company Law Journal 23 (2007)
New York State Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
American Bar Association