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About Me

As a corporate attorney in the bay area, I have worked with technology based startups located in the US and overseas and advised on corporate and technology related issues for small to mid sized companies. As part of my practice, I have drafted formation documents, equity issuance documents, made securities and trademark filings, advised on equity structure for founders, worked on equity and debt financings, and advised on commercial contracts relating to the day-to-day business.

I have also helped overseas companies break into the US market by advising on the optimal entity structure for US presence, resolving cross border issues, advising on intellectual property issues and foreign direct investment reporting requirements in the United States.


Prior to this, I practised international law in India and Singapore after having been licensed in India from 2007. My international experience combined with my US experience makes me better suited to understand the needs of cross border clients and startups. 


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Languages Spoken: Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, English

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Practice Areas


  1. Corporate & Incorporation: 50%
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 30%
  3. International Law: 15%
  4. Trademark Application: 5%



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Contact Info

Royse Law Firm

Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best SpeakerRotary2007
Best SpeakerRotary2006
Best SpeakerRotary2006
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyRoyse Law Firm2012 - Present
Managing AttorneyLaw Office of Ashitha Bhagwan2007 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Bar Council of IndiaMember2007 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Entity FormationSuccessfully formed
Equity IssuancesSuccessfully issued
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Publication NameTitleDate
The ICFAI Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 9-23, 2008Economic Rationale for Extending Protection to Smell Marks2008
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLaw (Corporate)LL.M - Master of Laws2008
Bangalore UniversityN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws2007
National Law School of India UniversityN/APGDIPR2007
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
TiE EventsTop Legal Mistakes Indian Entrepreneurs entering the US should avoid2013
Rotary business meetingLegal Strategies for doing business in the US2013
Legal Tips with Ashitha BhagwanFunding 101 - Legal Tips with Ashitha Bhagwan2013
Rotary Club ConferenceTrademarks: your firm’s security blanket2007
Rotary Club ConferenceThe relevance of IPR and developing countries in the era of globalization2006