Poorvi Chothani


103, Maker Tower F
10th Floor, Cuffe Parade
Mumbai 400 005, India

Tel: +91-22-40020954
Fax: +91-22-2216 3215

Email: poorvi@lawquestinternational.com
Web: lawquestinternational.com

Poorvi is the founder and managing partner of The Law Offices of Poorvi Chothani and LawQuest a unified business and immigration law firm with offices in New York, Mumbai and Bengaluru.

Poorvi’s practice has been focused on immigration law since 2003.This coupled with more than 25 years of experience in dispute resolution, corporate and commercial laws enable her to provide holistic legal counsel to LawQuest’s clients.

She has worked closely with large, local and international clients, including renowned international consulting firms, Indian and American banks and investor relations companies, multi-jurisdictional business processing companies, pharmaceutical and health product organizations to name a few, helping them achieve their business goals in India and abroad.

Poorvi serves as Vice-Chair of the India Committee and is a member of the Immigration & Nationality Committee, both of which are a part of the Section of International Law, the American Bar Association (ABA). She has been the past president of The American Alumni Association, Mumbai (2008-2010), the convener of the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF), Mumbai Chapter and a founding member of the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) India Chapter. As a member on the board of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce’s, National and Western Regions’ executive committees, she is actively involved in cross-border work between the two countries. She is also part of the Steering Group of American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) Global Migration Section and has served as conference chair for the section’s Global Migration Forums in 2012 and 2013 and co-chair in 2014.

Additionally, Poorvi is often quoted in the Economic Times and Business Standard, India’s leading business daily and on radio, CNBC-TV18 and Zee Business News. She is a regular speaker at events organized by leading national and international organizations. Poorvi is an Associate Editor of the India Law News (ILN), a quarterly publication by the International Section of the ABA. She regularly publishes articles in prominent national and international law and business journals. (Poorvi has been nominated, amongst the world’s leading private practice lawyers in “Who’sWhoLegal” each year since 2009.) Poorvi was nominated for the prestigious ICICI-CNBCTV18 Emerging India Awards as “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year–SME” for 2013.

Poorvi is actively involved in fund raising activities for education related charities and under her leadership, the team at LawQuest renders pro-bono services to several charitable institutes.

In a growing globalized world, human mobility is increasing exponentially. Indian and global clients often require one- stop-shops to meet their requirements to post professionals and other personnel in international allocations. The need for these services has seen a spurt, in view of Indian Companies acquiring or setting up businesses abroad. LawQuest’s qualified professionals and personnel offer these services across borders in over 30 jurisdictions worldwide. LawQuest collaborates with local and overseas network partners, to meet client requirements as and when necessary.
LawQuest is a general business and immigration law firm, with offices in New York, Mumbai and Bengaluru, offering client centric legal and business solutions. Our firm’s vision is to establish a strong legal practice, based on local expertise and intercontinental capabilities by offering high end services to global and local clients. LawQuest’s growing team of lawyers and support staff render professional services with integrity and dedication to meet client expectations effectively. LawQuest’s cross country and cross regional networks enable it to render seamless assistance to clients regardless of their location within defined timeframes.

LawQuest’s clients include both large and small corporations, online and offline agencies, consultants and other professionals. Our clients range from multi-national companies, large national corporations and fortune 500 companies (who are all world leaders in their respective industry segments) to small and medium business enterprises. Most of our clients choose us based on referrals from other clients and colleagues; a testimony to the confidence the community has in our work.


Poorvi is part of the Steering Group of American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) Global Migration Section and has served as conference chair for the section’s Global Migration Forums in 2012 and 2013 and co-chair in 2014