Sonjui Kumar is a co-founding partner of Kumar, Prabhu, Patel & Banerjee (KPPB LAW), a minority-owned and minority-certified business law firm and the first South Asian law firm in Georgia. She has advised businesses of all sizes on corporate legal transactions from formation to exit for three decades. She began practicing law in Hartford, Connecticut, then established her practice in Georgia i before the formation of KPPB LAW in 2003.
Sonjui serves as general counsel to domestic and foreign manufacturing, technology, real-estate and business service companies, representing organizations and startups on a day-to-day basis. She advises organizations on corporate law and governance matters as well as mergers/acquisitions, cross-border transactions, and contracts.
Her clients include companies located in the United States, Europe, and India. Several of her business clients are Indian, multi-national companies doing business in the United States, or are U.S. companies doing business in India. She also counsels privately held and family businesses on succession planning.
She is active in South-Asian and Asian-American communities in Georgia and nationally. Her legal community involvement includes serving on the National Advisory Council for the South Asian Bar Association – North America (SABA-NA). She was past president of both SABA-NA and SABA-GA. For her contributions, SABA-NA awarded Sonjui the Cornerstone Award in 2011. She is serving as board chairman of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta (AAAJ-Atlanta). Sonjui previously served as the first South Asian at-large representative on the board of governors for the State Bar of Georgia; and she received the State Bar of Georgia’s Commitment to Equality Award. She serves on the board, and is actively involved with, the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms.
Sonjui’s civic community involvement includes serving on the advisory board of The Georgia Indo American Chamber of Commerce and Cool Girls Inc. She is a board member of the Fox Theatre Atlanta and is a long-time charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE, Atlanta Chapter). She is a proud graduate of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2014 and currently serves on its board of trustees.
As a frequent speaker, Sonjui shares her experiences and insights about issues relating to international transactions, foreign companies doing business in the U.S., women and minorities in law, diversity/inclusion and minority-owned business development. KHABAR magazine has published her business insights for more than a decade in KHABAR Magazine, a South Asian publication distributed across the Southeast.
Sonjui graduated with high honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law. She speaks Hindi and Urdu, and is based in KPPB LAW’s Atlanta office. Follow her on Twitter.
Sonjui L. Kumar's Latest Articles:
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- A Culture of Compliance
- Contracts Can Trap the Unwary
- Planning for the Mack Truck
- What Keeps Your Human Resources Team Up at Night
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