Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa (July 2006)
Bar Council of India (July 2006)
Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY
Master of Laws in Banking, Corporate and Finance Law, December 2010
Government Law College, Mumbai University, Mumbai, India
Bachelor of Laws, May 2006
Bachelor of Legal Studies, May 2004
Activities: Moot court competitions, represented Government Law College at State level
LAW OFFICES OF ADITYA SURTI., Jersey City, NJ
Volunteer Associate, June 2011 – May 2012
Worked on matters relating to Immigration, Family, Real Estate, Trust and Estate, Business and General Law
Drafting and filing of documents relating to Business and Investment immigration, Naturalization, Asylum and Deportation including but not limited to H- 1B, L- 1, PERM, Adjustment of Status, deportation application, stay or removal, asylum application, waivers, appeals.
Replying to RFE’s and other documents issued by USCIS.
Drafting complaints, answers and motions for submission before the Family Court.
Drafting of will and applying for probate proceedings
Assisted and attended County Courts, New Jersey and the Immigration Courts, New Jersey.
Conducted extensive research on Westlaw, LexisNexis and INSZoom and drafted memorandums, Deeds and Affidavits.
Drafted property deeds and attended Business and property closings.
Drafting and filing of divorce and probate proceedings before the New Jersey and New York Courts.
MINTZ & FRAADE P. C., New York, NY
Legal Intern, Fall 2010
Drafting legal memorandums, conducting extensive research in Securities, Litigation and Estates
Assisted associate and attended the Surrogate’s Court of Jamaica, New York City.
Assisted in filing the Securities Forms for registration of the corporations.
Conducted extensive research on Westlaw and LexisNexis and drafted memorandums relating to Securities; Banking; Trust, Estates and Wills; Civil Procedure; and Trademarks.
S. ASHWINIKUMAR & CO., Mumbai, India
Advocate Assistant, July 2008 – September 2009
Represented corporate clients in commercial, corporate, transactional, and litigation matters:
Drafted various legal documents, including agreements for sales, licensing, partnerships and dissolution; memoranda of understanding, powers of attorney, indemnities, conveyance, and various deeds.
Registered trademarks on behalf of clients in India and other countries.
Conducted legal due diligence and ensured compliance with local and federal laws and thereafter advised on takeover of companies and matters incidental thereto.
Advised on development/redevelopment of property.
Assisted Counsel and appeared before the Honorable High Court at Bombay and the Honorable City Civil Court at Bombay in litigation seeking specific performance.
Drafted complaints, answers, motions, affidavits, Counsel briefs and correspondence to clients.
MULLA & MULLA & CRAIGIE BLUNT & CAROE, Mumbai, India
Articled Clerk, June 2004 – September 2007
Advocate Assistant, November 2007 – June 2008s
Represented individual and corporate clients including investment bankers in commercial, corporate, transactional, and litigation matters
Conducted legal due diligences of companies prior to their Initial Public Offerings, Qualified Initial Public Offerings, private placement/investment, mergers and acquisition and advised on various affiliated matters.
Ensured compliance of the client companies with the various local and federal laws pertaining to Initial Public Offering, Qualified Initial Public Offerings, private placement/investment, mergers and acquisition.
Advised corporate clients with respect to necessary filings with the various Stock Exchanges.
Drafted various legal documents, including prospectus, placement documents, agreements of franchise, conducting business, concession, sale, lease and licensing, powers of attorney, indemnities, deeds of partnership and dissolution. title certificates and wills.
Assisted Counsel and appeared before the Honorable High Court at Bombay and the Honorable City Civil Court at Bombay in litigation regarding money claims, property disputes, insurance claims, writ petitions, public interest, arbitration petitions and appeals.
Provided legal opinions in relation to the applicability of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 1997.
Assisted in incorporation of private companies, setting up subsidiaries for foreign companies; ensuring compliance with the requirements of the MCA 21 initiative in this regard.
Advised on trademark registration and infringement
Assisted in establishment of Branch/Liaison/Project Offices in India and ensuring compliance with all requirements of the Reserve Bank of India