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Kalpesh J. Patel

Business Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 8 years
    Illinois - IL 10 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Kalpesh

Learn Kalpesh’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    30%
    Provide general counsel to businesses and start-ups in various industries.

    11 years, 111 cases

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    25%
    S-Corporation C-Corporations Holding Companies Benefit Corporations Non-Profit Corporation Trusts

    9 years, 10 cases

  3. Limited liability company (LLC)
    25%
    Flat Fee Business Formation Operating Agreements Buy-Sell Agreements Add/Withdraw members

    9 years, 25 cases

  4. Licensing
    10%
    Local Business Licensing Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Florida Department of Children and Families Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Federal Trade Commission Food and Drug Administration

    9 years, 50 cases

  5. Advertising
    5%
    State and Federal Regulations

    9 years, 2 cases

  6. Equipment finance and leasing
    5%

    9 years, 3 cases

Originally from Illinois, Kalpesh J. Patel made his way to Florida during law school and quickly made The Sunshine State home.

Patel earned degrees in Business Management and Business Administration at University of Illinois Springfield before earning a Juris Doctor with pro bono honors from Florida Coastal School of Law. He also studied international sales and international civil dispute resolution with  University of Miami School of Law. Throughout his schooling, Patel was student body representative, member of the Entrepreneurship Club, and involved in Habitat for Humanity and the Ronald McDonald House charities.

Patel’s diverse background in law and business development aided in the launch of his firm, The Law Offices of Kalpesh J. Patel, a Florida-based law firm offering services in business, immigration, and estate planning. He began his career in Illinois in January of 2013 where he was a 711 licensed law clerk with the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation. During that time, he appeared before county courts in Central Illinois helping senior citizens and victims of domestic violence. From there, he worked as a civil defense attorney with a prominent downtown Chicago law firm where he worked closely with Fortune 500 corporations. He gained the skills to become a top litigator which he took with him to start his first law firm, Wallock | Patel,  in Chicago where he provided legal counsel for start-up companies.

In addition to Patel’s formal schooling, he has government affairs experience through his work with theIllinois Petroleum Council where he worked closely with lobbyists and legislators. Patel has also worked for the University of Illinois Information Technology Center assisting and teaching professor and students how to use new technology in the classroom.  

To give back, Patel volunteers with several non-profit organizations in both Illinois and Florida. His passion for the arts led to his involvement withLawyers for the Creative Arts where he provides free legal services to financially eligible clients in all areas of the arts. In addition, Patel works closely with Lawyers in the Classroom for theConstitutional Rights Foundation Chicago. He leads interactive lessons with young students to help them better understand our legal system and develop critical thinking skills.

Patel immigrated with his family to the United States from India when he was 8 years old. He watched as his father, an engineer back in India, worked in a factory and later grew his own small business. After experiencing first-hand his parent’s struggles to make a better life for him and his three sisters, Patel  promised himself that he would become a lawyer to help families and businesses reach their goals and dreams.

Location

FL PATEL LAW PLLC
360 Central Avenue
8th Floor
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701

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Reviews

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Posted by James | July 18, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
Mr. Patel gave me a free 15-minute phone consultation to answer some initial questions about my business. I appreciate the time and guidance he offered.
Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive & Knowledgeable
MR. Patel's helped me fully understand a legal contract, and his simplifying method was excellent. He was professional and efficient.
Posted by Joey | March 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Legal Services!
Kal was brought onto our small business as a consultant to assist us with legal input and compliance. Kal was able to thoroughly explain legal systems and processes with us on an "easy to understand" level. Kal comes with a wealth of knowledge and can easily assist you with navigating through most legal questions you may have. The few items that Kal wasn't entirely sure of, he thoroughly researched, and answered for us without charging us out of "house and home"! Kal is both professional and hands-on. Best of all- Kal cares deeply about his clients. When bringing on Kal as a consultant or a member of your legal team, expect top-notch services from a diligent, dedicated lawyer. I highly recommend Kal!
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Posted by Mack | March 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Director
Kalpesh is a personable, dedicated and extremely competent professional. He has provided invaluable advice to help guide me through acute challenges.
Posted by Alisha Watford | March 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Legal Administrative Assistant
Kalpesh Patel is very knowledgeable about the business law. He is thorough but most importantly willing to help in all areas possible and does it with kindness and compassion. He is a young entrepreneur who will be very successful in his career/business because of the way he treats his clients or potential clients.
Posted by Odelia Artists. | March 12, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Smart, fast, incredibly helpful!
Thank you Kalpesh for you amazing service and support! You made our initially complex doubts look extremely simple and found achievable sollutions our needs in record time. Couldn't be more happy with the consultation.
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent resource for a start-up
Kal is professional, organized, friendly and is a wealth of knowledge for a start-up business. He helped me figure out how to launch my product, the RIGHT way. He had step by step advice on how to take it from a prototype to launching it. He also had advice on patent research and knew where to send me for SBA loans. I would highly recommend him as a business attorney. It's better to have help at the beginning to make sure you do it right.
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Posted by Michael | February 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great developing video production contract
Kal was great to work with. He took his time with the project and thoroughly explained what the sections meant and why they were needed. He met my timeframe requirements and was able to add in an extra independent contractor agreement. Will be returning in the future.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Start-Up Lawyer
  • FL PATEL LAW PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Wallock | Patel
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Hennessy & Roach, PC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Land Of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation
  • 2013 - 2013
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Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Illinois
  • Bachelor of Business
  • 2010

Associations

  • Conscious Capitalism FL
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Social Enterprise Alliance
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Honors
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2013

Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (16)
Endorse Kalpesh
Unknown Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kal is very knowledgeable and is always willing to help. I have personally used his advice in my business."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kal is a true professional and any client will be in good hands when they work with him."
Business Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kal has grown to become a trusted source for state-of-the-practice legal advice and legal services for my firm and its clients."
Business Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kalpesh Patel is the founder and principal of FL Patel Law in St. Petersburg. Kal is a gifted attorney and a true counselor for his clients. He has subject matter expertise business law, corporate/business formation, trademark law, estate planning and counseling businesses on a variety of matters. To call Fl Patel Law innovative would be an understatement. Kal’s practice is truly unique as he has a sincere desire to bring business law access to clients with an affordable flat fee structure. His practice utilizes a client portal to effectively deliver legal services to his clients. Understanding the value of having corporate in-house counsel, FL Patel’s Law designed its Company Lawyer program to provide its clients with ongoing legal counsel just like a large multinational corporation. And Kal is not just an attorney; he is an entrepreneur and is able to offer his clients that perspective as he guides them in their own business."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Patel provides meaningful advice and is a diligent representative for protecting client's interests."
Consumer protection Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Patel routinely volunteers his time within the AVVO community to assist the general public in understanding the legal system. He provides excellent and thorough advice and has demonstrated he is highly knowledgeable in the area of Consumer Protection Law."
Consumer protection Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Saint Petersburg Business Lawyer Kalpesh J. Patel
Kalpesh J. Patel
Business Attorney
Saint Petersburg, FL
Licensed for 10 years
Free Consultation