Sonjui Kumar is a founding member of Kumar, Prabhu, Patel & Banerjee. She brings nearly three decades of legal experience, originally practicing in Hartford, Connecticut and then in Georgia (since 1995).
Sonjui serves as general counsel to domestic and foreign manufacturing, technology, real-estate and service companies, representing them on a day-to-day basis. A number of her clients are Indian companies doing business in the United States, or U.S. companies doing business in India.
Her practice includes advising startups, corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border transactions. She also advises privately held and family businesses on succession planning. Her clients include companies located in the United States, Europe and India.
She is a frequent speaker on issues relating to international transactions, foreign companies doing business in the U.S., women and minorities in law, small firm practice and business development. Sonjui is an active member of the South Asian community in Georgia and nationally. She is a past president of both the national (SABA-NA) and local (SABA-GA) South Asian Bar Associations and now serves on SABA-NA’s National Advisory Council. In 2011, SABA-NA awarded her the Cornerstone Award. She is currently chairman of the board of the Asian American Legal Advocacy Center, an organization dedicated to fostering the social, economic and civil rights of Asian Americans in the Southeast. She also is a member of the board of GIACC (The Georgia Indo American Chamber of Commerce) and a long time charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE), Atlanta Chapter.
Sonjui previously has served as an at-large representative on the board of governors for the State Bar of Georgia and currently chairs two committees. She is a recipient of the State Bar of Georgia’s Commitment to Equality Award. Sonjui is a member of the American Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association. She is a proud graduate of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2014 and currently serves on its Board of Trustees.
Sonjui graduated with high honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law. She speaks Hindi and Urdu.
She is a frequent speaker on corporate law issues relating to cross-border transactions, foreign companies doing business in the U.S., women and minorities in law, succession planning, as well as small firm practice and business development. Follow her on Twitter.