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Novojuris Legal expands global footprint with offices in USA

Bar & Bench

NovoJuris Legal has announced its international expansion with the inauguration of two offices in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania in the United States of America (USA).

The US entity, NovoJuris Legal LLC, has two Partners - Richard Devlin and Harsha Venkatesh.

NovoJuris founder Sharda Balaji will drive the strategic growth and development of the US offices.

Novojuris Legal LLC Partners - Richard Devlin, Harsha Venkatesh

The key areas of NovoJuris Legal LLC include India Entry strategies, Corporate Governance, Private Financings, Immigration Laws, Investments & Cap table Matters, Commercial Contracts and Mergers & Acquisitions.

While Devlin will operate from Pennsylvania and focus on corporate and commercial transactions for companies conducting business in the US, Venkatesh will be based in New Jersey and will focus on Human Resources and US Immigration.

Devlin has previously served as an inside counsel for several corporations in the technology, SaaS and investment services industries. Before that, he was a senior associate at the global law firm Reed Smith LLP in Philadelphia. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and the Association of Corporate Counsel, Greater Philadelphia Chapter. He has also served as an advisory board member to two early-stage start-up enterprises.

Venkatesh has handled thousands of petitions and gained expertise across several visa categories such as H1B, L1A, O and P visas, as well as US Permanent Residency. Her practice has clients in Bio-Pharma, IT & ITES, Media and Entertainment, Automotive Design Engineering and Education verticals in the USA, India, South Korea and Japan.

Commenting on the opening of the US offices, Balaji said in a press release,

“The United States represents a pivotal hub for global commerce and investment, making it an ideal location to bolster our expertise of working with technology companies in. strategic advisory on structure and entity formation, private placements and exempt offerings in US, Investment and exit-related transactions; and strategic transactions including Joint Ventures and partnerships.

This strategic expansion will enable us to better serve our clients by offering them a holistic suite of legal services that cater to their cross-border needs. The US presence undoubtedly positions us to stay at the forefront of emerging legal trends and regulatory changes on both sides of the Atlantic.”

Sharda Balaji

Devlin shared,

"The team at the US, Harsha and I are excited about the potential benefits this expansion brings, and we look forward to embarking on this journey of growth and excellence together. Having a presence in the United States will not only facilitate seamless cross-border transactions and foster international collaborations, but will truly enhance our ability to deliver top-notch legal counsel in a global context.

The announcement comes as the firm completes fifteen years since its establishment in 2008.

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