The experienced lawyers at Kumar, Prabhu, Patel & Banerjee, LLC, offer cost-effective, skilled legal services to U.S. companies and individuals; and international companies doing business in the U.S. We represent a broad range of clients including multi-national corporations, manufacturers, real estate developers, private and institutional investors, national bank and institutional lenders, technology companies and loan service providers in a wide variety of legal fields:
Corporate and Business Law Corporate Governance (Public and Private Companies) NYSE and NASDAQ Stock Exchange Compliance Complex Mergers and Acquisition Complex Multi-Party Negotiations Licensing & Joint Venture Agreements Contract Review and Negotiations
Securities Law Private Placement SEC Reporting
Litigation Contract Law Construction Law Employment and Labor Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law Alternate Dispute Resolution, Domestic and International
Workouts, Reorganization and Bankruptcy Represent Companies in Bankruptcy Proceedings Represent Creditors in Proofs of Claim and Adversary Proceedings Advise Clients on Creditor Objection to Discharges Loan Workouts- Creditors and Debtors Commercial Real Estate Acquisition and Disposition of Real Estate Real Estate Development Landlord and Tenant Issues
Real Estate Finance Acquisition and Construction Loan Closings SBA Loan Closings Foreclosures, Collections and Loan Workouts
Cross-Border Transactions Between US and South Asian Companies (Primarily in India) Mergers and Acquisitions Joint Ventures Outsourcing Service Agreements Establishing Business Operations in India Immigration and Employment Issues
Hospitality Law Purchase and Sale of Hotels Hotel Development Projects Franchise Agreements; Negotiations and Disputes Management Agreements
Wills, Trusts, Estate and Succession Planning Asset Protection Business Succession Planning Probate Administration
Our firm's goal is to provide practical, creative and cost-efficient legal services to our clients. We employ an approachable style coupled with aggressive representation in legal negotiations and disputes. Our lawyers are experienced and have specialized industry expertise. In fact, many of our partners, associates and of-counsel have prior work experience in the industries in which their clients operate. In serving our clients’ legal needs, we also seek to add value. First, we listen closely to our clients to obtain greater understanding of their goals; then, our lawyers carefully apply their knowledge of complex legal, business and personal issues to identify and implement practical and cost-effective solutions to their legal problems.
Our legal team is also enthusiastic about giving back to our community at large. Our lawyers are actively involved in community and professional activities in leadership positions as directors and executives.
Sonjui L. Kumar is a founding member in the law firm of Kumar, Prabhu, Patel & Banerjee, LLC . She has been a practicing attorney since 1988, originally practicing in Hartford, Connecticut and since 1995 in Georgia.
Ms. Kumar primarily acts as general counsel to domestic and foreign manufacturing, technology, real-estate and service companies, representing them on a day-to-day basis. A number of her clients are Indian companies doing business in the United States, or U.S. companies doing business in India.
Her practice includes corporate law and governance matters, mergers and acquisitions, contracts. She also advises privately held and family businesses on succession planning. Her client list includes companies located in the United States, Europe and India.
Attorney Kumar is a frequent speaker on issues relating to cross-border transactions, foreign companies doing business in the U.S., women and minorities in the profession, small firm practice and business development. Ms. Kumar is an active member of the South Asian community in Georgia and nationally. She is a Past President of both the national (SABA-NA) and local (SABA-GA) South Asian Bar Associations and is now serving on SABA-NA’s National Advisory Council. In 2011, SABA-NA recognized her by awarding her the Cornerstone Award. She is currently Chairman of the Board of the Asian American Legal Advocacy Center, an organization dedicated to fostering the social, economic and civil rights of Asian Americans in the Southeast. She is also a member of the Board of GIACC (The Georgia Indo American Chamber of Commerce) and a long time Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE), Atlanta Chapter.
Ms. Kumar has previously served as an at-large representative on the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Georgia and currently chairs two committees of the State Bar. She is a recipient of the State Bar of Georgia’s Commitment to Equality Award. In addition, Ms. Kumar is a member of the American Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association. She is also a proud graduate of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2014.