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Hari Nathan Kalyan

Business Attorney at Brooklyn, NY

5.0   9 reviews

About Hari

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Hari advises clients on a broad range of legal matters, including corporate and commercial transactions, business licensing, administrative and regulatory compliance, real estate, land use and zoning, and commercial litigation. Hari also has a comprehensive technical understanding of how to navigate various State and Federal regulatory agencies, municipal governments and local community organizations across multiple jurisdictions.  Hari maintains offices in both Austin and Brooklyn in order to provide over 100 high-growth clients in the hospitality, retail, real estate and technology industrirs, as well as clients within the cannabis industry ecosystem, with high-quality, cost-effective legal services to help them successfully realize their business objectives.  

Hari is a seasoned hospitality operator and a recognized leader in the NYC hospitality industry as CoFounder of Randolph Group (which owns and operates Randolph Beer brewpubs) and as a partner in a number of other hospitality establishments. Since 2014, Hari has served as general counsel to Bluestone Lane, playing an active role in their rapid development from one coffee kiosk to currently over 30 full-service cafe and coffee shop locations nationwide. Hari also advises creatives - such as songwriters, artists, filmmakers, talent managers and production companies - and has served as a producer on various theater and film projects.

Prior to entering private practice, Hari clerked for the Honorable Nelson S. Roman, who currently sits in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York. Hari actively commits his time to public service as a volunteer attorney with Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas and the NYC Housing Court, among other pro bono and charitable activities.

Hari is admitted to practice in New York and Texas.

• Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
• Emory University, B.A.

Licensed for 11 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2017
Updated 10/23/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2011
Updated 06/28/2022

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

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Kalyan Law Firm
77 Sands Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201


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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2019
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CEO, Randolph Group
Hari has counseled and represented our restaurant group in multiple areas for the better part of the past decade. He's been with us from 5 employees to 70+. He's done licensing work, lease negotiations, corporate transactions, governmental agency work - and everything in between. Hari has advised us on the largest transactions that our company has been involved in and he has stood in line for half a day at the FDNY office in downtown Brooklyn to resolve a violation, because that is what had to be done. In my opinion the latter is what resonates most.
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Posted by Jay Hachadoorian | January 3, 2019
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Owner CrossFit Gantry
Hari Kalyan and the Kalyan Law Form have been representing CrossFit Gantry on a BSA Physical Cultural Application. Hari has been present the entire way, coorifinating with myself, my landlords and their attorneys and architects. Hari has kept me informed of all the steps and procedures and kept me up to date on all decisions and next steps.
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Posted by Molly | January 2, 2019
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Attentive, Experienced, Trusted
Hari is an exceptional lawyer, whose skills, knowledge and attention to detail make him the perfect choice for all of my business needs. Hari provides honest guidance, advice and facilitates all of my contract negotiations flawlessly. I trust him with my very important business matters, and know my interests are being protected.
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2018
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Hari is the Best Attorney in NYC and Texas
I've been working with Hari for 6 months now and he's been really awesome. He's not messing around!
Posted by Thatcher | December 11, 2018
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Co-founder of Make Believe, Kind Regards, The Garret, Her Name Was Carmen
Very thoughtful and thorough attorney. Hari has done multiple deals for me in New York, he's the best! Highly recommended.
Posted by Julie | December 11, 2018
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Best Lawyer in Austin
I was referred to Hari by a friend. He was very responsive, friendly and professional. I had a landlord/tenant issued, which he resolved very quickly for me.
Posted by Chris | December 11, 2018
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Best Attorney in NYC!!!
Hari has worked on several legal fronts for our company. From SLA, DOB and DOH licensing and compliance issues to Corporate Structure and Human Resources initiatives. He is very smart, and efficient. Hari has been a true asset for our organization and a key part of our ability to navigate legal and business challenges successfully.
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Posted by Bryan | December 11, 2018
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Have worked with Hari for various restaurant matters including SLA, vendor disputes, and contracts. He is very professional and has always got the job done. His rates are reasonable and he is responsive. He also doesn't beat around the bush and go on and on about stuff racking up his hours, like I've known other attorneys to do. I appreciate his candor and his ability to get things done effectively and efficiently. He has deep knowledge in this industry and he is the best I've worked with in NY for this type of stuff. I would highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Vic | December 11, 2018
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Excellent Hospitality Attorney
Hari has been my business attorney for the past 4 years and have been invaluable regarding anything hospitality related ranging from liquor license acquisition to business development.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 450-850 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-35%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • General Counsel
  • Bluestone Lane
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kalyan Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2011 - Present


  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • Austin Bar Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Business Attorney | Dec 11
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"Hari Kalyan is an exceptionally talented attorney with an impressive knowledge of business law. His strong background in hospitality, real estate and retail sets him apart from other practitioners in his field. His charisma also makes him a pleasure to work with. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Mr. Kalyan and endorse him with the highest approval."
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Brooklyn Business Lawyer Hari Nathan Kalyan
Hari Nathan Kalyan
Business Attorney
Brooklyn, NY
Licensed for 11 years