OUR TEAM - Burgeon

Roma Priya

Founder

An entrepreneurial lawyer and startup enthusiast, Roma advises early-stage startups, emerging growth companies, incubators, accelerators, angel investors, family offices and venture capital/private equity funds.
A mentor to entrepreneurs and high growth startups, Roma actively conducts workshops and mentorship programs in collaboration with various organizations and Govt. initiatives such as Invest India.

In 2015, Roma envisioned a law firm that is innovative and collaborative with startup entrepreneurs providing affordable and quality legal advisory and support. Over the last 9 years, Roma has worked with over 500 clients and with her distinctive perspective and strong market understanding she advises them on complex legal issues ranging from formation to exit including angel investment, venture capital/private equity financing, convertible-debt financing, acquisition, founder compensation, employment, stock option plan and contract negotiation.

Roma believes in adding real value to her clients by focusing on building long-term relationships with them and understanding their business needs. Belonging to a school of thought that is contemporary, adaptive and dynamic, Roma has imbibed the same in Burgeon Law. For her contribution to the start-up ecosystem, Roma was awarded The Build India Award for excellence in the field of investment.

Smriti Tipirneni

Associate Partner

Burgeon’s anchor at Bangalore office, Smriti leads the corporate commercial team at Burgeon Law. With a vast experience of 8+ years, Smriti specializes in the areas of technology law, intellectual property and general corporate commercial work.
She has worked extensively with e-commerce, data intelligence, data analytics, FMCG, gaming, health tech sectors as well as data driven curated marketplaces for educational products and services, advising on a wide range of issues from general corporate, strategic alliances to structuring transactions. She has a nuanced understanding of business and legal perspective and represents clients in various sectors.
Smriti is known for her ability to provide commercially viable resolutions to achieve client’s business objectives by blending legal advice and practical experience. Her technologically savvy inputs and understanding of operation and requisites of small and large enterprises alike, makes her invaluable to any business transaction.

Jitender Ahlawat

Partner, Compliance

Jitender leads the compliance and due diligence team at Burgeon Law. With 7+ years of experience as Company Secretary, Jitender has led several significant assignments, providing both hands-on legal advice as well as overall strategic inputs. He has an extensive experience in a wide range of practice areas including Corporate Compliance & Management, Foreign Direct Investment, Joint Ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions, Secretarial Audit, Due-Diligence, Approvals of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Compounding of Offences under the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, Corporate Governance Auditors and FEMA Compliances.
In addition to his practice, he is the co-author of “Company Law Premier” publication of the Institute of the Company Secretaries of India (“ICSI”) and member of research committee of CCGRT of ICSI.

Jitender is a frequent speaker and presenter at ICSI conferences and seminars.

Aman Avinav

Counsel, Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Burgeon Law collaborates with the Aman Avinav for litigation and dispute resolution matters. Mr. Avinav has diverse experience in handling disputes involving corporates and start-ups including contractual/commercial disputes, statutory compliances, white collar crime etc.
He has worked with some of the big corporate brands such as Adidas, Walmart, RBS, Mitsubishi, Reebok International, DS Group etc. and successfully represented them across forums, including the traditional courts and regulatory tribunals. He brings with him a deep understanding of the corporate structure, the legal & regulatory sphere and professional experience, which underlines a seamless strategy and accentuates its effective execution.

Sona Malhotra

Senior Associate

Sona has an extensive experience of successfully closing a number of high value complex transactions at Burgeon Law. She actively provides legal advisory services to startups, SMEs and large corporations in corporate and investment transactions, commercial contracts, founder agreements, employment contract and stock option plans and franchising.
A law graduate from University of Manchester, Sona has previously worked with a fintech start-up in London and many organizations in India in multiple industries including healthcare, FMCG, e-commerce amongst others.
Sona brings a blend of astute legal advice with a deep understanding of commercial drivers for transactions that underpin the growth of the company.

Zeni Arora

Senior Associate

Zeni has avid experience in the practice area of commercial and contractual law as well as intellectual property law. Before joining Burgeon Law, she has worked with veteran lawyers at reputed law firms in India assisting in major commercial and IP transactions for some of the most reputed brands in multiple industries including fashion, hospitality, social networking, FMCG, pharmaceuticals among others.
At Burgeon Law, Zeni assists clients in the area of commercial and transaction laws including third party contracts, employment contracts, stock option schemes. She continues to assist clients in franchising, licensing and assignment deals in extension of her IP law experience.
A graduate from Lady Shri Ram College and a qualified lawyer, Zeni understands the legalities of commercial transactions providing active assistance to clients in multiple sectors in the start-up and Investment space.

Mira Mukhi

Senior Associate

Mira is an alumnus of National Law School, Bangalore from where she obtained her Master in Business Laws degree, after completing her B.A.LL.B(H) from Amity Law School, Noida. She has 4 years experience in the general corporate field and has earned acclaim from several clients from past law firms for her extensive research and meticulous corporate drafting abilities.
Mira has gained adequate command over the relevant corporate laws of India and has diligently advised the clients accordingly. She also has displayed her competence in corporate and business advisory skills and has further extensively worked in the areas of foreign investment and regulation, real estate, media and entertainment, due diligence, and reviewing/ vetting of contracts.
She advises clients across various sectors including information technology, telecommunications, infrastructure, manufacturing, services, retail and pharmaceuticals. Her scope of work includes conducting legal due diligence, corporate and compliance audits, compliance management and corporate governance matters, apart from general corporate advisory.

Shridevi K M

Associate

Shridevi is an Associate at Burgeon Law and works at the Bangalore office. She graduated from Tamilnadu National Law University in 2018.
At Burgeon Law, Shridevi assists clients in the area of commercial and transaction laws including third party contracts, employment contracts, stock option schemes.

Vritika Arora

Associate

Vritika is a qualified lawyer with experience in working on projects relating to corporate and commercial contracts at one of the big fours.
At Burgeon Law, she practices in the area of commercial law providing assistance to clients in wide areas of requisites including business formation, third-party agreements including licensing agreements, partnership agreements amongst others.
Before joining Burgeon Law team at Delhi office, Vritika has gained experience at the in-house legal team of leading organizations including Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited and Atlas cycles Ltd. providing legal support in reviewing and vetting of contracts. She has also previously assisted a leading law firm in the area of due diligence, compliance and regulation.

Amit Nain

Associate

Amit is a qualified lawyer who graduated from Amity Law School in 2019. His core area of interest revolves around Startups, Company Law and Intellectual Property Law.
At Burgeon Law, Amit practices in core areas of Commercial Law and entails customised assistance to clients in drafting Founder Agreement, Service Agreement, Employment Agreement, Third-Party Agreement, detailed ESOP Policy.
Amit firmly believes in integrity in the workplace and aspires to dedicate meaningful working hours to ensure the high aspirations of the clients.

Shilpa Sharma

Office Manager

Shilpa holds the baton of managing administration and operations at Burgeon.

She has done her bachelor’s in business administration and has over 9 years of experience in the management world encompassing rich exposure in organisational administrative, operations and sales functions where she has served organisations ranging from Offshore Software solutions company to South Asia’s largest media and political research agency to an Indian telecom giant.

She understands the thick of Overseeing planning, Operations, direction and effective execution of organizational policies, directives guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures

Tarunita Deol

Associate

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Tarunita is a graduate of Amity Law School with a degree in B.Com LLB. Her core competency areas include Private Equity, Venture Capital, Mergers and Acquisition transactions.
At Burgeon Law, Tarunita practices in Corporate and Commercial laws including Investment Laws. She provides assistance to clients in drafting Service Agreements, Employment Agreements and Definitive Agreements.
She is hardworking and focused with strong work ethics. She believes that to be extraordinary you need to walk that extra mile.