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Vijay Bhagwati, Esq.

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Vijay Bhagwati is Founder, President, and Managing Attorney of Law Firm with its offices located Wall Street in New York City and North Brunswick in New Jersey. He represents clients from both USA and abroad. His law practice concentrates on all aspects of U.S. Immigration Law, Business Law, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Admiralty & Maritime Law.
In the areas of
Immigration Law, Mr. Bhagwati’s practice focuses on business litigation, corporate immigration,non immigrant visas, employment visas, visas for doctors, nurses, applicable healthcare professionals, fiancé visas, F-1 visas, M-1 visas, permanent residence petitions, labor certifications process under PERM, marriage- based adjustments and green cards, national interest waivers, Naturalization, I-9, LCA compliance and, DOL Audits. He has served for over a decade in a Senior Management position heading Global Legal Department of a successful Multi-national Information Technology Company. Mr. Bhagwati is of the firm view that in order to successfully solve any Corporation Immigration problem, it is fundamentally important to be part of actual business environment. Mr. Bhagwati has spent over ten years being part of large Company handling multi faceted immigration and other legal matters making him a very successful lawyer. His experience as a Global Corporate Legal head for over a decade gives him an added advantage in understanding business complexities that Corporate houses in America grapple with in their day-to-day activities with respect to Immigration Law and thus arms him adequately to successfully handle any complex Immigration matter and business law related matters.

In the area of Business Law, Mr. Bhagwati has handled Organization and structuring of entities as per business requirement (Partnerships, Incorporations, Limited Liability Companies), Drafting and review of various contractual agreements, Employment Contracts, Software Agreements (Product Licensing, Maintenance, and Consulting), Leases, Business and Asset Transfers & Statutory compliance including Department of Labor and Immigration audits.

In the areas of Commercial Litigation, Mr. Bhagwati has represented various corporations and business professionals in range of industries such as manufacturers, Information Technology service providers, employees of shipping companies etc. He is comfortable handling some of the most critical and difficult areas of the law.

In the areas of Employment Law, Mr. Bhagwati has handled all types of claims & employment issues in addition to preparing contracts and policies. These include restrictive covenants, non-compete, executive compensation, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation and racial discrimination, as well as compliance with federal, state and local fair employment and labor law. He also represents clients in a wide range of business litigation matters.

In the areas of Admiralty and Maritime Law, Mr. Bhagwati’s practice focuses on following aspects of Admiralty and Maritime law; Personal injury, Wrongful death, Maritime or cruise ship accidents, Slip and falls, Trip and falls, Car accidents, Truck accidents, Product liability, Medical malpractice, Professional negligence, Wrongful prescriptions, Sexual assault, Assault and battery & Negligent security.

Having completed his (LL.M.) from New York University School of Law in New York, USA, Mr. Bhagwati has been admitted to practice as an attorney in the state of New York. Mr. Bhagwati is also admitted to practice law as an attorney in India. Before starting Bhagwati & Associates, PLLC., he served in several Senior Executive Management positions in large Multinational Corporate houses, both in USA and India. For over a decade, he served as Corporate Legal Advisor to a large International Information Technology Servicing Company and continues to advise the corporation on Immigration and business legal matters in USA and abroad.

Before completing his LL.M course from NYU School of Law, Mr. Bhagwati earned his LL.B; a Bachelor of Laws Degree with high distinction ranking first in University scoring the highest GPA.Mr. Bhagwati also completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Science followed by a Master’s Degree in English literature.

Attorney Bhagwati is a member of several legal and professional organizations. He is a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), American Bar Association, New York County Lawyers Association, New York State Bar Association, New Delhi Bar Council of India & Maritime Law Association of America.

Education

  • LLM, New York University (NYU), School of Law
  • LL.B (Juris Doctor), University of HP, India, 1993 “a magna cum laude graduate” (First Rank in University)
  • Master of English Literature Major, University of HP, India 1990
  • Bachelor of Science Major, University of HP, India 1988

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • US District Court, Southern District New York
  • US District Court, Eastern District New York
  • New York State Appellate Division, 3rd Department, New York
  • Bar Council of New Delhi, India

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Federal Litigation Committee
  • Maritime Law Association of America
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Practice areas

  • Immigration
  • Corporate business law
  • Commercial litigation
  • Employment law
  • Admiralty & Maritime law

Representative cases

  • Judgment for $1.6 Million for our client against defendants corporate house represented by large firm in a suit at US District Court for Southern District of New York;
  • Restrained completely a celebrity Hollywood actor from infringing Intellectual Property Rights of our Australian client;
  • Intents to deny overturned from USCIS in immigration petitions initially filed by other firms;
  • Defended H1B audit by US Department of Labor for a client reducing a large penalty of about $850,000 to only $29,000;
  • Defended and settled a suit for International Shoe Company against 500 fortune shoe manufacturing company settling a matter to less than $35000.
  • Judge at a National Moot Court competition organized by Federal bar Association at Superior Court at Washington, DC in the years 2012 and 2013.

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