OUR TEAM

Equipped with a law degree from Government Law College, Mumbai in 1971 & Bachelors in Commerce from the Chinai College of Mumbai University in 1968; D. H. Mehta has come a long way to become one of the best legal counsel in the fields of Civil litigations, Commercial litigation including Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation and Writ Petitions under the Constitution of India and other allied subjects including the Company Law Matters, Banking Matters as also PIL matters.

Professional Associations & Achievements:
  • Affiliated with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa

  • An active member at Bombay Bar Association

  • Operated as a Sr. Advocate on the panel of Central Government in matters of Customs, Excise, and Import and Export

  • Operated as Sr. Counsel on the panel of Bombay Port Trust

  • Representative for top notch developers like K.Raheja, Lokhandwala Builders, RNA Builders, Mayfair, Bhoomi Developers, Lok Housing and several others

  • Active Arbitrator, Conciliator and Mediator in number of Matters

  • Been an active part of various Public Interest Litigation matters relating to TDR (154 buildings), Mithi River, DC Regulation, Stray Dogs, Hoarding, Hawker zone, Neo signs and Environmental matters


In his highly illustrious career, D. H. Mehta has been briefed by Advocates and Solicitors such as Mulla & Mulla, Craigie Blunt & Caroe, M/s. Little & Co., Desai and Diwanji, Divya Shah Associates, M/s. Jhangiani Narula & Associates, M/s. Pravin Mehta Mithi & Co., (also acting Advocates and Solicitors for Custodians), DSK Legal, Shah and Sanghvi, M Dhru & Co., L D Shah, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and several others.

All we can say is that D. H. Mehta's experience, perseverance & his uncanny ability to read in between the lines is what forms the backbone of DM Legal.
DM Legal Associates trusted for corporate documentation and legal paperwork is inherent from its one of the most renowned Solicitor Dhaval D. Mehta.

After completing his graduation in Commerce from the prestigious Mithibai College, Dhaval D. Mehta pursued Law from Government Law College, Mumbai and successfully completed it in the year 2004. He has been practicing as a Solicitor since 2006.

Dhaval D. Mehta is an experienced solicitor and involved with the drafting of Corporate documentation including Schemes under Section 391 to 394 for Amalgamation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Debenture Trusteeship Agreement, Red Herring Prospectus, Stock Purchase Agreement, Debenture Trustee Agreements, Stock Option Agreements, Takeover, Joint Ventures, Franchisee Agreements, Non-competition, Non- Disclosure Agreements, Escrow Agreements, Due Diligence for Companies etc.

Solicitor Dhaval D Mehta Portfolio:
  • Affiliated with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa & Bombay Incorporated Law Society (BILS).

  • Profound knowledge in drafting and conveyance of Immovable Property and other testamentary and non testamentary matters.(These include Agreements, Conveyances, Leases, Mortgages, Leave and Licenses, Gifts, Business Conducting Agreements, Slum Related Matters.)

  • Presided over issues pertaining to various corporate and property related agreements. (These are Service Agreements, Loan Agreements, Management Agreements, Sponsorship Agreement, Event Management Agreements, Equipment Leases Agreement, and Intellectual Property Related Documentation.)

  • Swiftly handled property litigation, administration suits, testamentary matters and other civil, commercial, contractual and constitutional matters including matters related to and involving Arbitration, Conciliation and Mediation as also Public Interest and matters pertaining to Intellectual Property Matters.

  • Associated with M/s. Jhangiani Narula& Associates, M/s. Divya Shah Associates, and other firms.

  • Acted as Secretary- Legal for LokSatta Party, Mumbai.
Ankita Verma, the most dynamic and a charismatic member of the team, pursued her 5 year integrated Law course i.e. BSL. LLB from I.L.S. Law College of Pune University and successfully completed it in the year 2010. During her academic years, she pursued and successfully completed diplomas in Corporate Laws, Diploma in Laws relating to Corporate Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring, Certificate Course on Patents, Certificate Course in Feminist Jurisprudence, etc.

In her short career span, she climbed up the corporate ladder to become the Vice President- Legal for a very reputed Group Company in Mumbai having widespread business in construction, media, hospitality and finance sectors. However, affiliated with D.M. Legal Associates since 2007, she has gained valuable experience in drafting of Corporate documents, Red Herring Prospectus, schemes of Mergers Acquisitions and Takeovers, Joint Venture Agreements, Escrow Agreement, Documents relating to Financial Transactions including debt and equity and Due Diligence for Companies etc and has now joined D.M. Legal Associates as a full time equity Partner.

Fine Works and Associations of Advocate Ankita Verma:
  • Experience relating to drafting and conveyance of immovable property including Agreement, Conveyances, Leases, Mortgages, Leave and Licenses, Gifts, Development Agreements, Permanent Alternate Accommodation Agreements, Slum Related Matters, etc., and other testamentary and non testamentary matter.

  • Experience relating to structuring and drafting of Financial Transactions including Corporate Loans, Debenture Trust Deeds, Guarantees, Pledge of Shares. Also, Experience relating to structuring of contractual deals and documentation thereof including deals relating to media and hospitality sector.

  • Experience in handling property litigation, testamentary matters and other civil, commercial, contractual and constitutional matters

  • Affiliation with Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa

  • Socially active with being the co-founder for Zero Tolerance against Sexual Harassment, Core Team Member of IAC- Mumbai, Ex- General Secretary-YuvaSatta, a youth wing of LokSattaAandolan(till 2014), Co-ordinator- Pune for Jaago Re! One Billion Votes Campaign (2008).

  • On board member for presenting suggestions on Draft Lok Pal Bill, Draft Anti Corruption Amendment Bill and Simultaneous Elections in Centre and State before the Select Committee of Rajya Sabha.
Vishal has been handling several multinational companies in the finance industry and having technical collaborations in India.

Vishal Mehta also takes care of all the registration works with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Service Tax Registration, Partnership firm, LLP, DGFT and many more. He is a keen observer of the evolution of the Company law & Securities Law in India.

He is also known for his extensive experience in Compliance and Corporate Secretarial area. He has provided strategic and business oriented advice to a variety of companies.

Fine Works and Associations of Advocate Vishal Mehta:
  • He possesses vast experience with transactions related to Foreign Direct Investments Regulations

  • He also has practical experience in Company Law, Corporate Restructuring, Joint Ventures, Securities Laws, Legal Due Diligence Audits, Transaction Documents, M&A, Foreign Investment in India and Private Equity investments, with a particular emphasis in the listed & unlisted companies' space and general Compliance & Corporate Secretarial advisory.

  • Represented litigants on matters falling under Corporate Laws, Securities Laws, IPR Laws and Debts Recovery Law and Appearance before Company Law Board, Debts Recovery Tribunal, Securities Appellate Tribunals, Intellectual Property Appellate Board and Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission, Competition Commission of India and other Tribunals.
Arshil Ajay Shah, the youngest member of the team, is a B.L.S. /L.L.B. from Pravin Gandhi College of Law, Mumbai (affiliated to University of Mumbai). He enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa in the year 2015 and since then is actively appearing and practicing before the Hon'ble Bombay High Court, Hon'ble City Civil Court, the Cooperative Court as also before various quasi-judicial authorities.

With an intent and desire to pursue the practice of Solicitor (as recognized and conferred by the Bombay Incorporated Law Society), he had also signed his Articles in the year 2013 with D. M. Legal Associates and has been associated with the firm ever since. However, having joined a law firm at a young age as an Articled Clerk, Arshil Shah has successfully picked up the art of Drafting of Plaints, Petitions, Affidavits and other incidental applications. Apart from pleading, he is an abled draftsman when it comes to Conveyancing and as such he has become proficient in varied field of law.

During his days in Law College (i.e. since 2010), he has been an active participant in National Level Moot Court Competitions and recipient of several accolades and trophies. Apart from theoretical and academic proficiency, Arshil Shah possess the acumen to adopt problem troubleshooting tactics keeping in mind the commercial benefits of the clients.
Rima Paradkar - Kulkarni is an Associate in the Litigation Team of D. M. Legal Associates. She enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa in the year 2008. She is the holder of a L.L.M. Degree conferred by the University of Mumbai as also with a L.L.B. Degree from Government Law College, Mumbai.

She has an experience of more than 8 years in the field of appearing before various Courts, Tribunals and quasi-judicial authorities. Apart from appearing independently, she has immense experience in briefing and assisting Counsels.

Rima is associated with us since 2014 and since then is actively following up with litigation aspect of the firm. She is currently involved in drafting of civil Suits and legal documents pertaining to Civil matters as also Writ Petitions. In fact, taking note of Rima's sincerity and impartiality, the Hon'ble High Court has also nominated and appointed her as a Commissioner for recording evidence.