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Naveen Thomas

Naveen Thomas

Attorney at Law

New York
New York
Licensed in
NY
Columbia University School of Law
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About
After studying law at Columbia University and Sciences Po Paris, Naveen began his legal career at Shearman & Sterling in New York, where he represented multinational corporations in M&A, capital markets, and corporate governance matters.

Naveen left the firm to teach at law schools, first at UChicago and now at NYU. At each school, he has codirected clinics in which students provide transactional legal services to startup companies and nonprofits. He has also developed discrete courses in drafting and negotiating contracts.

At the same time, Naveen started Thomas Law, a New York law firm that represents entrepreneurs and small
… read more businesses in all kinds of transactional legal matters.
8
Years
experience
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Client Reviews

5.0
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out of 2 reviews
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Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Naveen helped us draft and negotiate several consulting agreements and termination agreements over the past few years. As a small business owner, I know legal work and contracts are important but don't have the time to focus on them. Naveen took the time to understand my business and made sure I was considering any eventuality when drafting an agreement. I 100% recommend him and will be using his services as my business grows."

Consulting Agreements
Posted on Jun 13, 2018
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"Naveen has been a tremendous help to Brandibble over the last 3 years, serving as our primary legal adviser on all matters. He drafted our incorporation docs, reviewed our convertible note docs, drafted our service agreement for customers, drafted our terms of use, privacy policy, and accessibility policy, and advised us on a handful of legal matters that have arisen at times. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and responsive, and he has an impressive grasp of a wide range of legal matters and an understanding of the startup experience. He is a trusted adviser, and I’m not sure what we would have done without him these last few years."

Incorporation, Convertible Note Financing, Commercial Contracts, Website Policies
Posted on Jun 13, 2018

Work History

New York University School of Law

Senior Fellow, Business Law Transactions Clinic; Adjunct Professor of Law

Sep 2014 - Present

Codirect a law school clinic that provides transactional legal services to nonprofit organizations, early-stage social enterprises, and local small businesses. Developed Contract Drafting, a simulation course which teaches students how to draft, review, and negotiate business agreements and how to interview and counsel clients in transactional settings.

Sep 2014 - Present

Thomas Law PLLC

Founder & Principal

Jul 2014 - Present

As a solo practitioner, provide legal counsel to entrepreneurs and small businesses, particularly those in technology, media, fashion, the arts, and professional services. Assist clients with business structuring, entity formation, contract drafting, financing arrangements, securities law compliance, employment issues, intellectual property, and contractual disputes.

Jul 2014 - Present

University of Chicago Law School

Executive Director, Corporate Lab Transactional Clinic

Nov 2012 - Jun 2014

Codirected a law school clinic providing transactional legal services to established corporations and startup companies. Developed and instructed Advanced Contract Drafting: General Corporate Agreements, a seminar which trains students how to draft, review, and negotiate complex business contracts.

Nov 2012 - Jun 2014

Shearman & Sterling

Associate

Jan 2010 - Oct 2012

Represented companies and financial advisors in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance, securities law compliance, and general corporate matters

Jan 2010 - Oct 2012

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