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Mahir Sheikh Nisar

Discrimination Attorney at New York, NY

4.8   28 reviews

also known as Mahir S. Nisar, Mahir Nisar

  • State Years
    New York - NY 13 years
    New Jersey - NJ 14 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2010
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Mahir S. Nisar is the Principal at the Nisar Law Group, P.C., a boutique employment litigation firm dedicated to representing employees who have experienced discrimination within the workplace. Mr. Nisar has developed a stellar reputation for effectively advocating for his clients through his many years of practice as a civil litigator. Mr. Nisar's passion in helping people overcome adversity in life and in their livelihood, led him to train himself as a life coach with the Institute of Life Coach Training (ILCT). He routinely provides life coaching and executive coaching services to his existing clients as they collectively navigate the challenges of the legal process.

Mr. Nisar's firm's mission is to advocate for those that have been denied their civil rights on the basis of who they are. His vision is to cater to a socially just society in which people are judged by their character and skills rather than the color of their skin, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, or a disability. 

As a minority, Mr. Nisar is passionate about fighting injustices that people encounter in today's society, especially within the workplace and public accommodations. Mr. Nisar has represented employees at all levels including management-level executives. Mr. Nisar is passionate about helping people who have experienced discrimination within the workplace obtain justice through various methods, which include litigation through the Court systems, arbitration and/or mediation through adminstrative and alternative dispute resolution methods within the EEOC, NYSDHR, NYCCHR, and or negotiations with opposing counsel before any legal action is commenced. 

As a trained life coach, Mr. Nisar takes the time to evaluate and assess the client's goals, discuss and analyze an effective strategy, and come to an agreed upon process with the client to move forward in obtaining a successful result. The successful result is not one which the attorney from the firm dictates, its one that the client desires and the attorney's fights for.  Through every free consultation, Mr. Nisar takes the time to evaluate how he can help his clients once he has understood the context and his potential client's perspective on what happened. 

Mr. Nisar graduated from The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. While attending Hofstra University, Mr. Nisar focused on matters concerning civil and commercial litigation. After law school, Attorney Nisar joined a law firm in Queens County where he focused his practice on litigation matters within a variety of substantive areas. 

Mr. Nisar is a sustaining member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and National Employment Lawyers Association NY Chapter (NELA-NY). Mr. Nisar is active in participating in a number of civil rights non-profit organization activities which serve individual rights. Mr. Nisar is admitted to practice law in all the State Courts in New York and New Jersey, as well as the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, and U.S. District Court Southern District of New York. 


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Nisar Law Group, P.C.
One Grand Central Place, 60 East 42nd Street
Suite 4600
New York, NY, 10165
Nisar Law Group, P.C.
3 School Street
Suite 303
Glen Cove, NY, 11542
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4.8 / 5.0
  28 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome job
Very quick to respond and was able to get the case solved quickly and with a happy outcome.
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and sincere lawyer
Atty. Nisar is a great lawyer. We were sued by our employer for an alleged breach of contract after leaving the company. He was quick to return our phone call and even went to our house for consultation since I was recovering from my delivery of my 2nd child. Unfortunately, we cant retain his law firm due to financial limitation. But then, when we asked for his advice again, he didnt hesitate to take our call and give us a very honest legal advice about our case.
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Posted by Susan McDougall | January 4, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
He was great. He answered me promptly and gave me all the information that I was seeking. If i had to use a lawyer I will definitely use him.
Posted by Vikas | December 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer....
It was an amazing experience to hire Mr. Nisar for my case. He was able to get me a settlement for a sum quite close to what I wanted. He is a very efficient lawyer, a little pricey but if can afford him then go for it. I just hoped I had found him earlier.
Posted by Michael | July 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mahir is the best
I hired Mr. Mahir Nisar and his associates to advice me on a partnership dispute matter. They gave me solid advice and always made sure I fully understood the situation and possible outcomes. They are knowledgeable and honest attorneys that put my best interests first. Their experience and strategy helped me settle the matter fairly and for that I will be forever grateful. Thank you Mahir and Chris!
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Posted by Claire | December 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
When we were sued for monetary damages, we firmly believed we should not have been brought into the case. We needed an experienced, knowledgeable lawyer who would defend our position vigorously, so we turned to Mahir Nisar. This was a complicated lawsuit with multiple parties involved but Mahir presented our side at trial in a clear and reasoned manner. In the end, we got what we wanted: no judgment against us. Mahir Nisar is an experienced and competent litigator who took a real interest in our case. We are extremely pleased with the representation Mahir provided to us and recommend him to anyone who needs the services a great attorney. His fees are also quite reasonable.
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Posted by Rinku | August 15, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Honest, Personable and Straightforward
Mr. Nisar took on a challenging case for me which involved legal malpractice. He represented me with genuine sincerity. I spent a lot of time communicating directly with him. He carefully reviewed all aspects of my case and clearly presented all of the options that I had. I felt comfortable every step of the way knowing that he was my strongest advocate. The end result was success. I highly recommend Mahir. I am convinced that I could not have hired someone better.
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Posted by Surya | February 14, 2014
Legal services
Mahir Nisar was very professional, informative, knowledgeable and always had my interests as client at the forefront. I strongly recommend Mahir for your legal needs.
Posted by Yoav | December 5, 2013
Sharp and knowledgable lawyer!
Working with Mahir was a true pleasure, he was able to quickly get into the details of a complicated case and led an effective litigation.
Posted by Cynthia | November 18, 2013
Phenominal Attorney!
After numerous failed attempts to find counsel that delivered the results promised for our breach of contract suits, Mr. Nisar has not only delivered victorious cases, but has made the process such an easy and stress-free one! It has been an absolute pleasure to work with him over the past year and half, and I look forward to many more years of a successful business relationship!
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Posted by Viktor | July 8, 2013
Software Licensing Agreement
June 2013 our company needed help with Software Licensing Agreement. We had a very aggressive timeline. Mr. Nisar was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and able to deliver the agreement in time for my company to close the deal. I highly recommend him. We will definitely use his services in the future.
Posted by Julia | April 12, 2013
Mr. Nisar was excellent. I would recommend him highly.
Posted by leo | March 17, 2013
great lawyer
mr nisar was very helpful with my case, even though it was complicated, and he himself said he doesnt usually take cases like mine. despite that, he was with me every step of the way, always responding to my numerous email and calls. i would highly recommend him for any legal issues.
Posted by John | December 3, 2012
Arbitration in small claims court.
Excellent lawyer with minimum explanation. Asks only relevant question. Very cost effective. I recommend Mahir Nisar wholeheartedly. Thank you for excellent service.
Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2012
Highly Recommend
Mahir is an excellent attorney. His rates were extremely reasonable and he is a man of his word. He was very helpful and provided good judgement and counsel. I highly recommend him as an affordable attorney who gets results.
Posted by Agung | August 9, 2012
Just what we needed.
Mahir Nisar was extremely helpful with our case. We had a small claims case that was ongoing for about a year and a half due to the opposition's constant postponements. We were tired of the nonsense and decided to find an attorney to help us and found Mr. Nisar. It was a good choice. He helped us in getting a good settlement and finally ending the year and a half struggle. We are extremely grateful and would definitely recommend him to others.
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Posted by Angeline | July 25, 2012
Great Attorney
Mahir was very professional, affordable and he provided me with outstanding service. He was able to articulate my case which resulted with a decision in my favor. I would highly recommend him to others.
Posted by Richard | June 12, 2012
The best lawyer I ever had!!!
This lawyer is the best in the business. He helped with my case and get full payment plus more money to cover legal fees. In the end I paid nothing and got paid in full. If you want a knowledgeable attorney that gets the job done, call Mahir!
Posted by Liz | May 26, 2012
Wonderful Attorney, Responsive and Trustworthy
I found Mr. Nisar when I did an internet search for small claims court attorneys on Long Island. I was very apprehensive, past experience with attorneys had taught me that they are dishonest, expensive and arrogant. Mr. Nisar contacted me shortly after my inquiry and set up an appointment at his office. We spent over an hour discussing my case, Mr. Nisar was courteous, attentive, professional and honest. He laid out the situation as he saw it, and gave me the options that I had. He was easy to speak with, and had no "airs" about being an attorney. His fees were very reasonable and clearly explained. He met us at court, explained the process, and handled everything with little or no stress to myself. After small claims, I asked him to handle a severance agreement situation that I had pending. He looked over the paper work, made a call, he expedited the situation immediately, a situation that I had attempted to resolve for over 4 months on my own. I have subsequently recommended him to 3 of my associates who have also retained his services. Suffice it to say, that Mr. Nisar is a truly altruistic attorney, who will not take advantage of you financially, is attentive, professional, and able to speak with you on a level that is completely comprehensible. I would highly recommend him, and will continue to use his services for future situations.
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Posted by Stephen | May 11, 2012
Excellent attorney. Very professional
Mr. Nisar helped me with a legal matter in Long island. He was extremely professional, was very straightforward and blunt about where I stood, and he was very helpful.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 600-850 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Nisar Law Group, P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Nisar & Mason, P.C.
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Partner
  • Waldhauser & Nisar, LLP.
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Managing Partner
  • Law Offices of Mahir S. Nisar, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Law Offices Of Darmin Bachu & Associates
  • 2010 - 2011
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  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sachs v. DreamBig Entertainment
  • Case Dismissed
  • Stewart v. Resorts World Casino
  • Dismissal


  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Muslim Bar Association of New York
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Westbury District Management Association, Inc
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Urdu
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Highest Honors Political Science
  • Vanderbilt University
  • 2006
  • Cum Laude
  • Vanderbilt University
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Marketing for Small Firms
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (36)
Endorse Mahir
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgeable and, more importantly, honest."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend Mahir Sheikh Nisar to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mahir Sheikh Nisar is a fantastic attorney whose client-focused approach ensures excellent outcomes in his cases."
Business Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Mahir Nisar as an excellent business lawyer. I've known Mahir for more than six years and he handles his clients and cases with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail. He is widely respected within the legal community in New York City."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is skilled, able and compassionate."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Outstanding communication and personal skills and very willing to go the extra mile to help."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mahir is very professional and knowledgeable. I am impressed by how he operates his practice at a very high level. I always keep him in mind when considering where to refer clients who might need his services. I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I represented an out-of-state client on a particularly difficult matter, due to its nature and the limited remedy involved. Mr. Nisar was my adversary. It was thanks to his litigation savvy and civility that the case was resolved without costing our clients more in legal fees than was necessary. Based upon our dealings, it was clear to me that Mahir genuinely cares about his clients and about getting the job done properly."
Business Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A skilled, experienced, and able trial attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Mr. Nisar. He's savvy, knowledgeable, and pragmatic."
Business Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Employment and labor
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New York Discrimination Lawyer Mahir Sheikh Nisar
Mahir Sheikh Nisar
Discrimination Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation