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Snehal B Patil

Business Attorney at Fremont, CA

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Snehal Patil

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  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
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Snehal Patil is the founder of IndUS Counsel, a Silicon Valley law firm, that promotes alternate fee arrangements. Please visit the IndUS Store - your 'go-to' resource for customized contracts and fixed fee legal services.


Snehal is an experienced Silicon Valley attorney who counsels startups, emerging companies, and multinational corporations on complex corporate and technology transactions, with a particular focus on joint ventures and strategic partnerships, licensing and outsourcing, M&A, private equity and venture financing, employment, immigration and real estate.  He is a former AmLaw 100 attorney having worked at the San Francisco and Palo Alto offices of Thelen, Perkins Coie and Sheppard Mullin.


Snehal has developed a special niche in international transactions involving India and has represented several Fortune 500 companies and high net worth individuals in their U.S. - India investments and operations.  He chaired the India Practice at FisherBroyles where he joined as a partner.


Snehal served as a top-ranking federal officer in India's prestigious Civil Services, to which he was appointed by the President of India.  He was also recommended for appointment to India's Cabinet Secretariat.  He also worked at a leading law firm in Mumbai, India.


Snehal is licensed to practice law in California and in India, and is fluent in English, Hindi and Marathi languages.  He is a frequent speaker and writer on legal and business issues relating to U.S.-India transactions, and has been involved in leadership roles with the American Bar Association (ABA), South Asian Bar Association (SABA) and the Federation of Indo-Americans (FIA).


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Posted by Neetu | January 7, 2023
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We want to take a moment and give a big shout out to Snehal and his Team for their amazing professionalism! Snehal is very knowledgeable and a man of great patience. He took the time to answer all our questions and ensured that he equipped us with all the necessary information to complete our Will and Trust. Snehal and his team were prompt in replying to our emails, setting up meetings be it remote or in-person. We found them to be very organized and their process to be extremely streamlined. We would absolutely recommend Indus Counsel services. Thank you Snehal and Team for all your help and guidance in getting our Will and Trust done!!
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Posted by Charat | March 27, 2022
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I appreciate the effort that Snehal & his team put in to make the overall process of estate planning so seamless and easy. There was total transparency and clear explanation at every step in the process. We are very impressed with the professionalism and degree of care shown by the IndUS Counsel team. It is hard to find such a dedicated team, and I can vouch for it. I will wholeheartedly refer IndUS Counsel to whoever is thinking about estate planning.
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Work Experience

  • Founder/CEO, Corporate & Technology Counsel
  • IndUS Counsel
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner & Chair, India Practice
  • FisherBroyles, LLP
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Managing Associate
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Perkins Coie, LLP
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Thelen, LLP
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Chugh, LLP
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Senior Associate
  • DSK Legal
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Assistant Personnel Officer
  • Ministry of Railways, Government of India
  • 2000 - 2002
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  • Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi, India
  • Post-Graduate Diploma
  • 2002
  • Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India
  • M. A.
  • 2000
  • Government Law College, University of Mumbai, India
  • LL. B.
  • 1997
  • Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics, University of Mumbai, India
  • B. Com.
  • 1994
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  • Legal Counsel & Advisor
  • Federation of Indo-Americans
  • 2015 - Present
  • ABA International, India Committee
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2008 - Present
  • ABA International
  • Liaison to North American South Asian Bar Association
  • 2009 - 2010
  • ABA International, India Committee
  • Editorial Board, India Law News
  • 2009 - 2010
  • ABA International, International Antitrust Law Committee
  • Steering Committee Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • ABA International, The International Law News, Special Focus Issue on India, Vol 38, No 2
  • Guest Issue Editor
  • 2008 - 2009
  • South Asian Bar Association of Northern California
  • Director & External Liaison
  • 2007 - 2008
  • ABA International, Asia-Pacific Committee
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2007 - 2009
  • North American South Asian Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Programming
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • Hindi
  • Marathi

Honors and Awards

  • Member
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2016
  • Member
  • Bristol Who's Who
  • 2015


  • A Legal Guide to Doing Business in the Asia-Pacific
  • India Chapter
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Fourth Energy Technologies Forum, Mumbai India
  • Attracting Overseas Private Equity & Venture Capital Investment for Clean Technologies / Emerging Energy Technology
  • 2008
  • ABA Annual Meeting
  • Doing Business in India
  • 2008
  • Spring Meeting, Berkeley
  • Doing Business in India
  • 2005
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Immigration Attorney | May 16
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Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Mar 04
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"Mr. Snehal Patil is a professional and extremely competent Corporate Lawyer. He and his team have assisted many of my clients with their business agreements, franchising issues and other corporate matters. I highly recommend Snehal!"
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Fremont Business Lawyer Snehal B Patil
Snehal B Patil
Business Attorney
Fremont, CA
Licensed for 18 years
Virtual consultation available