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Overview

"There is no ‘one size fits all’ in litigation. Our clients come to us with unique issues, which demand creative problem solving. I pride myself on being a solutions-oriented partner for our clients, with every decision aimed at finding the best result."

Mihir practices in the state and federal courts in Virginia, with a principal focus in his native Northern Virginia, including the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Pre-litigation counseling is also an important part of Mihir’s practice.  He understands that no one ever intends for a business relationship to end in litigation.  Litigation can be extremely taxing and deeply personal, and is often not the best solution to a business problem.  As a result, Mihir is not afraid to encourage clients to explore alternative methods of resolution whenever the opportunity presents itself.  In his view, this is not sign of weakness, but of strength.

But the reality is that many disputes may only be resolved in the courts or through arbitration.  When this happens, Mihir is a relentless advocate who has successfully taken contentious cases through all stages of litigation, including trial and appeal.  His recent experience includes serving as first-chair litigator in a highly-technical commercial arbitration involving breach of a software services agreement, successfully obtaining a mandatory injunction in Virginia state court involving the interpretation of Virginia’s election laws, and obtaining dismissal of a Complaint in the Eastern District of Virginia that alleged serious violations of the federal human trafficking statute.

Mihir’s practice is driven in large part by the industry-focus of Northern Virginia.  Among others, he advises clients in the technology and real estate sectors, and litigates matters involving commercial contracts, business torts, inter-corporate, and intra-corporate disputes. 

Mihir was born and raised in Northern Virginia, and is a graduate of Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke.

Recognition

Selected for inclusion as a “Super Lawyer,” Business Litigation, Virginia Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2018

ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, Best Oral Advocate Award, 2013

Experience

Experience

Obtained a precedent-setting mandatory injunction involving the interpretation of Virginia’s election laws and successfully defended same before the Supreme Court of Virginia.

As first chair, tried a highly-technical commercial arbitration involving claims for breach of a software services agreement.

Successfully tried a real property dispute in Virginia state court involving the interpretation of deeds and easements.

Successfully defended technology company accused of alleged violations of the federal human trafficking statute, earning dismissal of client from the case in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Successfully represented a wholesale tobacco distributor in an appeal of the Department of Taxation’s assessment of nearly $1 million in allegedly unpaid sales and use tax, obtaining full exoneration from payment for distributor.

Represented a federal government contractor in connection with whistleblower reprisal claims brought by former employee, earning dismissal of all claims against contractor.

Perspectives

Speaking Engagements

  • Contributor to "Athletes and Their Images:  Leagues vs. Players vs. Bad Conduct," International Legal Symposium on the World of Music, Film, Television and Sports ABA Forum on Entertainment & Sports Industries
    03.2017

Community

Community

Professional Affiliations

Virginia State Bar

Fairfax Bar Association

Federal Bar Association, Northern Virginia Chapter 

Beyond the Law

Beyond the Law

Outside of work, Mihir can usually be found cheering on his beloved D.C. sports teams (hopelessly, except for the Caps), walking his dog (Penny) on the streets of Arlington, or debating the law with his fiancé, who is currently studying at George Mason Law School.  A competitive tennis player, Mihir is active in the USTA leagues of Northern Virginia and competed across the country for VCU’s club tennis team in college.  He was a first-year law student at the University of Richmond when VCU’s men’s basketball team made the Final Four, a feat he hopes was not once in a lifetime. 

Prior to attending law school, Mihir was a high school physics teacher for two years at Monacan High School outside Richmond.  While at Monacan, Mihir coached the boys varsity tennis team and was honored as a role model teacher.

University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., cum laude

  • Order of the Barristers

Virginia Commonwealth University, B.S., Biomedical Engineering

  • Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
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