Partner, Ellahie & Farooqui, LLP
Practice Areas: Business Set up, Estate Planning and Trusts, Bankruptcy Law
Appointed as a Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Advocate under the Bankruptcy Court’s Resolution Advocate Program to assisted bankruptcy litigants in resolving their cases through mediation. Mediation practice includes creditor/debtor and business contract disputes. Served as a Judge Pro-tem for the Superior Court of Santa Clara County.
Appointed Trustee to the West Valley Mission Community College Board. Board responsible for managing a Fifty Million Dollar budget and dealing with host of contract and personnel issues.
Elected Trustee on the Santa Clara County Bar Association Board, in 1995 & 1997. Appointed to its Executive Committee in 1997 & 1998.
Taught at the Trial Advocacy Program at Stanford University Law School & at the University of San Francisco Law School. Also taught classes at Lincoln Law School.
Panelist in Specialization Seminars involving: fraudulent conveyance, bankruptcy law and bankruptcy issues related to trusts.
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (B.S.E.E.), cum laude, California State University, Fresno; Santa Clara University Law School (1974) cum laude; LLM (Taxation), honors, Golden Gate University.
Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law (Certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization)
Co-Counsel International office: Pakistan: Muneer A. Malik, CPA, JD (Santa Clara, summa cum laude), Karachi, Pakistan
Other Languages: Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi
Licensed: California Supreme Court, United States District Courts, High Court Pakistan.
Specialties: Business Setups (Corporations, LLC, Partnership), Estate Planning and Trusts (including Islamic Wills and Trusts), Bankruptcy