South Asian Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
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Omar Malik, President -

Omar Malik is an Associate in the Commercial Litigation practice at the law firm of Goldenberg Heller. Omar concentrates his practice in the areas of Business Law, Estate Planning and Federal and State Tax.

Omar has advised public companies and privately held family owned businesses on tax issues involving various entity types including partnerships, corporations, S-Corporations and limited liability companies.

He worked in multiple roles relating to tax consulting and compliance in the greater Chicago metropolitan area where he served clients across the country and overseas. He served as a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and as a Strategic Tax Planning Supervisor for a Fortune 200 global diversified manufacturing company.

Omar earned a JD from Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law, in 2007 and a Tax LL.M. from Northwestern University School of Law in 2008.  Omar holds a B.A. from Tufts University.

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Anjali Dooley, Vice President - 

Anjali Bajaj Dooley is a practicing attorney based in St. Louis, Missouri, with extensive experience in healthcare, technology and business law.  She is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Illinois, & Kansas. She counsels clients on a broad range of healthcare, business and litigation needs, she currently serves as Outside Chief Compliance Officer of MedAware Solutions, a SaaS telemedicine and mobile-health start-up in Saint Louis and as Vice-President of Healthcare Law SaaS start-up, HIPAAtrek®. In these roles, she focuses on corporate governance, healthcare information management, HIPAA compliance, and the broad range of intellectual property, privacy and security issues arising from the development and use of digital tools to optimize the quality and delivery of healthcare.  She also brings a wealth of business and legal experience to the boardroom from her work in the telecommunications and advertising industries prior to attending law school and law enforcement after graduation from law school. 

A seasoned entrepreneur and business person, Anjali was chosen in 2012 by Missouri Lawyers Media as one of its “Up & Coming Lawyers under 40.” Anjali also serves as an adjunct law professor at Saint Louis University and she often appears as a legal-analyst for local and national news outlets including KSDK, the NBC affiliate in Saint Louis, One America News, and Leading Edge Radio based out of Dallas, Texas. 

Anjali earned her Law Degree from The University of Missouri-Kansas City, her Masters Degree in Business Administration from DePaul University in Chicago and her Bachelors Degree in Economics from The University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Anjali is fluent in Hindi.

 

 

Samir Mehta, Secretary - 

A founding member  and President of SABA-StL in 2015, Samir Ramesh Mehta is an Associate at Stinson Leonard Street, focusing on Intellectual Property Litigation and Post-Grant Review.  Samir's practice focuses on high-technology and particularly on software technology.  

Before law school, he worked in the San Francisco Bay Area in a variety of technology roles ranging from product management to engineering in technologies ranging from storage and server management to SaaS and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance tools.  He also briefly worked on founding a social entrepreneurship startup company before law school.  

Samir was a member of the 2012-2013 Missouri Bar Leadership Academy.  He is also on the Board of the Young Friends of the Missouri Botanical Gardens and serves as a volunteer for Mentor St. Louis.  Samir earned a JD from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law in 2011, cum laude.  He is a proud graduate of Duke University.

Nauman Wadalawala, Treasurer - 

Nauman Wadalawala lives in the greater St. Louis area and is a litigation attorney.  His emphasis is on arson-fraud litigation, health care liability, premises and retail liability and workers compensation.  He is licensed in Missouri and Illinois.  Nauman holds his Juris Doctorate degree from St. Louis University, his Masters in Political Science Degree from St. Louis University his undergraduate degree from St. Louis University.

In 2013, Nauman was elected to the Board of Directors at the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis.

 

SABA StL Board of Directors:

Azra Ahmad, Attorney/Owner, Mid-America Law Practice, LLC

Fayez Butt, Associate, Armstrong Teasdale

Anjali Dooley, Attorney/Owner, Law Office of Anjali B. Dooley LLC

Omar Malik, Associate, Goldenberg Heller

Vivek Malik, American Immigration Law Firm

Nalini Mahadevan, General Counsel, Phinix LLC

Purvi Maniar, Partner, Epstein Becker Green

Samir Mehta, Associate, Stinson Leonard Street

Pari Sheth, Attorney/Owner, The Law Offices of Pari Sheth

Vyas Suresh, Partner, Bryan Cave

Nauman Wadalawala

Laila Wolfgram, Associate, Stinson Leonard Street

 

Previous SABA StL Board of Director Members:

Maria Beg, Attorney, Department of Homeland Security

Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi, Presiding and Managing Commissioner, Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission

Rishi Diwan, Associate, Armstrong Teasdale

Bhavik Patel, Shareholder, Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard

Asim Raza, Chief Legal Officer, Director of Real Estate & Marketing, Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis

Amit Shah, Vice President, AGC MiTek, USA