Tejash V. Sanchala is a skilled and sought after employment law attorney with more than 15 years of legal experience advising international Fortune 500 companies, executives, and employees on a wide range of employment law matters (e.g., sexual harassment , discrimination , minimum wage and overtime disputes , non-competition agreements, employment agreements and severance agreements ).
Mr. Sanchala has represented Fortune 500 companies and worked at large and boutique law firms. He has successfully handled complex matters in federal and state court as well as in alternative dispute forums. He has extensively represented employees and employers in a wide-range of employment law matters and has successfully advised emerging and well established companies in a range of corporate matters. Mr. Sanchala has prepared employee handbooks and policies and procedures. Mr. Sanchala has trained many executives and companies on employment law matters. He regularly lectures before companies, human resources professionals, employees and groups on state and federal employment law topics. Mr. Sanchala has spoken at programs which provide continuing education credits for lawyers and human resources executives. Mr. Sanchala has drafted articles on employment law as well. Mr. Sanchala's perspectives on employment law issues have been sought by reporters and the media.
Mr. Sanchala has a deep respect for the law and strongly advocates on behalf of his clients. He knows that his clients are very dependent on him to do the best he can and this is demonstrated in how he works with his clients, other attorneys, and the courts. Mr. Sanchala believes it is important to give back to his community and performs pro bono work for groups or individuals who are otherwise unable to obtain legal services. He has served on several Boards including the Westchester County Human Rights Commission where he served as a Commissioner and Chairperson of the Legislation Committee. In that role, he was a co-author and a strong advocate of legislation that expanded the damages and remedies provisions of the Westchester County Human Rights Law. In addition, Mr. Sanchala served as Chairperson of the Westchester County Fair Housing Board. Mr. Sanchala was a co-author of Westchester County's Fair Housing Law.
Mr. Sanchala is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. After graduating from New York University, Mr. Sanchala earned a scholarship at Brooklyn Law School.
Languages spoken: English, Gujarati
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V. Jonas Urba, Discrimination Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. I have known Tejash for a number of years. He is very involved with Westchester's legal community and donates his time to worthy causes. He and I both limit our law practices to employment law. He occasionally represents employers as well as employees. I think that makes him a better lawyer. He can see both sides. He will not give you a tunnel vision opinion. I would not be offended if a client decided to hire him instead of me and my guess is he would say the same. No one lawyer can or should represent every potential client. Years ago a book store owner told me that. Our personalities differ. You might not marry your best friend's spouse if you had the chance and neither should you necessarily retain a lawyer who your friend used. Ending up in a long, drawn out litigation with your own lawyer clashing with you might feel like you're fighting both sides or living a bad marriage.
Joshua Levin, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
A consummate professional; diligent, hardworking, and knowledgable. There is no other attorney I would want in any matter concerning employment and labor law. I have referred clients to Tejash before and will continue to do so, without hesitation.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Leading Labor & Employment Lawyer||Above the Bar Awards||2012|
|Liberty Award||Westchester County Bar Association||N/A|
|Partner||Villanueva & Sanchala||2009 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Westchester County Bar Association||Nominating Committee||2012 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Elected Delegate - 9th Judicial District||2008 - Present|
|Westchester County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Committee||Co-chair||2008 - Present|
|Westchester County Bar Association||Board Member||2007 - Present|
|Westchester County Bar Association, Law Day Committee||Co-chair||2006 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Committee||Member||2005 - Present|
|Westchester County Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Westchester Fair Housing Board||Chair||2008 - 2011|
|Westchester County Human Rights Commission||Board Member & Chair of Legislation Committee||2004 - 2011|
|Westchester County Bar Newsletter||U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Retaliation||2007|
|Brooklyn Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|New York University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Westchester County Bar Association||CLE Separation Agreements & Employment Agreements||2011|
|Recent Developments in Fair Housing Law||Civil Rights||2009|
|Negotiating & Enforcing Severance Agreements||Law||N/A|
|How to Successfully Bring a Sexual Harassment Case||Civil Rights||N/A|
|Advanced Employment Law||Law||N/A|