About

Sankeetha Selvarajah Esq.
Sankeetha Selvarajah Esq.

Attorney | Speaker | Consultant

Sankeetha Selvarajah is the Principal Shareholder and Managing Attorney of Selvarajah Law P.C., a civil transactional firm located in Boston, Massachusetts with satellite offices in New York, NY. Her practice has an emphasis on general business law and mergers & acquisitions; clients include technology companies, real estate companies, various food industry companies, manufacturers and retailers. Currently, her firm provides outside general counsel services to over 100 companies where the legal service timeline includes formation, negotiating and drafting agreements to mergers and dissolutions. Her primary role is as strategic advisor to clients and liaison to outside vendors. Corporate Governance and Advisory Board Services are also part of her full-service firm.

 

Sankeetha is a frequent speaker and writer on corporate formation, business growth and risk management topics. She has served as a panelist for the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Lawyers Weekly, Real Estate Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She is a frequent lecturer at the Center for Women & Enterprise where she teaches new and current entrepreneurs, the Legal Considerations for New Business; Non-Profits and Benefit Corporations.

Sankeetha is the Founder of Bizto.Co, a business educational platform designed to assist small business and startup founders with short/long-term strategic planning through subject-specific seminars, and corporate coaching. This platform also provides consulting of various strategic matters relating to everyday business matters. She is also a past co-founder of Strata Advisory, an advisory board-for-hire focusing on post-accelerator startups and small businesses. Currently, she is a VentureCafe Advisor where she mentors startups in the tech industry.

 

She is the current 2017-18 Chair of the Corporate Counsel Committee of the American Bar Association General Practice /Solo Section and current ABA Business Law Today Editor, 2016-19 and past GP/Solo Fellow, 2016-18 and current Diversity Board Member 2018-2020 as well as the past 2015-16 Vice-Chair of the ABA YLD Business Law Committee. She was the 2012-2014 Business Law Fellow for the American Bar Association and a 2014-16 New York State Bar Association YLD Delegate to the American Bar Association.

 

She recently became a 2018 ABA Fellow with the American Bar Foundation. Sankeetha has also been awarded the 2016 American Bar Association Top 40 under 40 On The Rise award and the 2015 National Law Journal’s 40 under 40 award.

 

Sankeetha is licensed to practice law in New York and Massachusetts.

Honors & Awards

Sankeetha’s work in the field has been awarded multiple accolades over her decade of practicing law.

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Recommendations

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As an organizational consultant in the small business sector, seldom do I have the pleasure of working with professionals who possess a unique mix of audience “relatability”, ability to simplify subject matter, and most importantly to be able to deliver an impactful and meaningful presentation to aspiring and established entrepreneurs.

I had the pleasure of inviting Sankeetha as guest presenter to the Fairmount Innovation Lab to speak to our Launchpad Accelerator cohort about legal structures and picking the right entity for your business. The natural proficiency with which she was able to present the material commanded the attention of the crowd and convinced many of our incubated businesses to rethink their strategies and re-plan their courses.

Amongst some of the feedback I received from the cohort was her ability to be break down legal language to layman’s terms while being direct and convincing. Case example of such is one of our startups that focus on being intermediaries for creative/festive events for corporations and organizations. They have been doing deals sans contract for months. Sankeetha’s simple but convincing explanation on the importance of contracts between partners (especially where money is exchanged) forced them to get their ducks in a row. They have since realized the importance of having these things notarized and this action step has now become standard protocol for all of their transactions.

Her PowerPoint slides were well edited despite having short notice. As for the length of time it took to go over all of the slides, she stayed well within the allotted time and had ample time remaining for a serious round of Q & A.

GRADE A PROFESSIONAL IN MY BOOK!

J. Gustavo

Principal Consultant at RBDG

I have had the pleasure of working with Sankeetha on several presentations and papers on risk management and business assistance for lawyers and other professionals. She is a skilled communicator with a broad grasp of the subject matter and conveys her message in an effective manner, both personable and professional that captures her audience. I recommend Sankeetha not only as a great attorney and business consultant but as a dynamic presenter with the knowledge to back it up.

John Torvi

Vice President of Marketing & Sales at Herbert H. Landy Insurance Agency

Sankeetha has been essential at helping me start and continue as a business. She was very educational since the beginning on paperwork, procedures, and any issues she has seen in her experience. However, she does not only bring the legal aspects to the table, but she also has been great in giving business advice, helping to develop a business plan, referring the right people to work with, and checking in periodically to see how the business is going. On the legal side she has been there to give recommendations, taking every issue very seriously and looking out for the interests of my business first. I would gladly recommend her as an attorney and as a member of the advisory board of a business.

Clemencia Herrera

Creative Director / Founder at Moira Studio

You could not wish for a better corporate attorney than Sankeetha Selvarajah. She goes the extra mile to understand the goals, workings, and needs of your business in order to put you in the best possible position to succeed. She invests her time and care into you and your business enthusiastically. You are in excellent hands with Selvarajah Law!

Jordan Salmanowicz Longever

Sankeetha's help has been a total game changer in my business! From the start, she has had a desire to understand our services and market in an intimate way so she can protect us by pointing out potential weak points. She is incredibly inquisitive, asking the questions other attorneys never did. Working with Sankeetha is so much more than NDAs and other legal documents -- she makes sure that all our processes are structured in a way that protect the company as well. As the company evolves, her advice expands.

While Sankeetha is a lawyer, she has so much heart too -- a woman who is so passionate about her work and helping businesses grow. When issues arise, I trust her advice implicitly but she also empathizes in ways that makes me feel more supported as a business owner. When she needs to interact and negotiate with others on behalf of the company I know that she is not only bringing her expertise, intense knowledge of the law, and the best interests of the company to the table, but also that great bedside manner to challenging situations.

Solopreneurship can often feel lonely and overwhelming, but Sankeetha makes it easy, and allows me and my team to focus on OUR genius, knowing that she is in hers when it comes to protecting my company.

Laurie Davis

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