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Snehal B Patil

also known as Snehal Patil

Practice areas:

Corporate & Incorporation, Immigration, Mergers & Acquisitions, Licensing, Venture Capital, Business, Employment & Labor, International Law, Privacy, Real Estate

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About Me

Snehal Patil is an experienced Silicon Valley attorney who counsels startups, emerging companies, and multinational corporations on complex corporate and technology transactions, with a particular focus on joint ventures and strategic partnerships, licensing and outsourcing, M&A, private equity and venture financing, employment, immigration and real estate.  He is a former AmLaw 100 attorney having worked at the San Francisco and Palo Alto offices of Thelen, Perkins Coie and Sheppard Mullin.


 


Snehal has developed a special niche in international transactions involving India and has represented several Fortune 500 companies and high net worth individuals in their U.S. - India investments and operations.  He chaired the India Practice at FisherBroyles where he joined as a partner.


 


Snehal served as a top-ranking federal officer in India's prestigious Civil Services, to which he was appointed by the President of India.  He was also recommended for appointment to India's Cabinet Secretariat.  He also worked at a leading law firm in Mumbai, India.


 


Snehal is licensed to practice law in California and in India, and is fluent in English, Hindi and Marathi languages.  He is a frequent speaker and writer on legal and business issues relating to U.S.-India transactions, and has been involved in leadership roles with the American Bar Association (ABA), South Asian Bar Association (SABA) and the Federation of Indo-Americans (FIA).

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Languages Spoken: Hindi, Marathi

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Immigration: 15%
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 15%
  3. International Law: 10%
  4. Employment & Labor: 10%
  5. Other: 50%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($150-350/hour), Contingent (1-75%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

IndUS Counsel

39199 Paseo Padre Parkway
Suite D
Fremont, CA, 94538-1633

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200505/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner & Chair, India PracticeFisherBroyles, LLP2013 - 2013
Founder/CEO, Corporate & Technology CounselIndUS Counsel2013 - Present
Managing AssociateSheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP2011 - 2012
AssociatePerkins Coie, LLP2008 - 2011
AssociateThelen, LLP2007 - 2008
AssociateChugh, LLP2004 - 2007
Senior AssociateDSK Legal2002 - 2004
Assistant Personnel OfficerMinistry of Railways, Government of India2000 - 2002

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Legal Counsel & AdvisorFederation of Indo-Americans2015 - Present
ABA InternationalLiaison to North American South Asian Bar Association2009 - 2010
ABA International, India CommitteeEditorial Board, India Law News2009 - 2010
ABA International, India CommitteeVice-Chair2008 - Present
ABA International, International Antitrust Law CommitteeSteering Committee Member2008 - 2009
ABA International, The International Law News, Special Focus Issue on India, Vol 38, No 2Guest Issue Editor2008 - 2009
South Asian Bar Association of Northern CaliforniaDirector & External Liaison2007 - 2008
ABA International, Asia-Pacific CommitteeVice-Chair2007 - 2009
North American South Asian Bar AssociationCo-Chair, Programming2006 - 2007

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
A Legal Guide to Doing Business in the Asia-PacificIndia Chapter2010
ABA International, International Law News, Vol 38, No 2A Lawyer's City Guide to Mumbai2009
ABA International, The International Lawyer, Vol. 42, No. 22007 Year-In-Review (India)2008
ABA Sections of Antitrust Law, Business Law & International LawABA Comments on Implementing Regulations for and Amendments to the Merger Control Provisions of India’s Competition (Amendment) Act, 20072007
ABA International, The Asia Law News, Vol 3, No 1To Be Or Not To Be: Liberalization of India's Legal Services Sector2007
ABA International, The International Lawyer, Vol 41, No 22006 Year-In-Review (India)2007

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi, IndiaInternational Law & DiplomacyPost-Graduate Diploma2002
Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, IndiaSociologyM. A.2000
Government Law College, University of Mumbai, IndiaN/ALL. B.1997
Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics, University of Mumbai, IndiaFinancial Accounting & AuditingB. Com.1994

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Fourth Energy Technologies Forum, Mumbai IndiaAttracting Overseas Private Equity & Venture Capital Investment for Clean Technologies / Emerging Energy Technology2008
ABA Annual MeetingDoing Business in India2008
ABA CLE TeleconferenceAsia-Pacific Antitrust Round-Up2007
Spring Meeting, BerkeleyDoing Business in India2005