Meet the team
Founder and Chief Strategy Officer
Neil founded Bagchi Law in 2008 after recognizing that the way big law firms do business is inefficient. He wanted to shift the focus from the bottom line to customer service. Neil was inspired to offer sophisticated, global, and legal expertise as it relates to commercial transactions. He wanted to ensure these services were available to entrepreneurs, early-stage, and mid-sized companies alike.
However, Neil didn’t always want to practice law. He’d hoped to join law enforcement after university, but he became fascinated with how businesses work in the process. For nearly five years, Neil served as an attorney for notable firms. He realized there was a better way to serve clients without the excessive overhead of a large law firm. Neil knew that clients could get the same value in a boutique law firm, and provide a higher touch. It wasn’t long before he founded Bagchi Law, a firm that delivers value through client-centric care and solutions. Also, the firm’s ethos includes giving back to the community by doing pro bono work for entrepreneurs and nonprofits.
Two years ago, Neil noticed that clients need more than legal advice. They required a 360° solution. A solution that includes business strategy, financial matters, and other functions that legal counsel may not address. Neil set out to bring on new team members with these skills and build an all-in-one solution-provider. Within two years, he formed the Bagchi Group. As the founder of Bagchi Law and Bagchi Group, Neil has a reputation for delivering responsive, collaborative, and innovative solutions that challenge the default.
- JD Law, University of North Carolina School of Law
- Bachelors of Political Science/History
The University of North Carolina
- Morehead-Cain Scholarship
Neil enjoys being active. He even had the opportunity to play semi-pro rugby for two years immediately after completing his bachelor’s degree. But with his rugby days now behind him, Neil loves to pair outdoor activities with quality family time with his wife and daughter.
Tyler began his professional journey in Maryland as a chemist but it wasn’t long before his interests turned to study law. While earning his Juris Doctor at the UNC School of Law, Tyler served as an intern in-house with two large tech companies. It was during these summer internships where his roots in the triangle began to take hold and Tyler’s focus on corporate law grew.
Most recently, before joining Bagchi Law, Tyler was an Attorney with a North Carolina firm where he assisted clients with full-service mergers and acquisitions. Tyler is also skilled at drafting and filing organizational documents with various states and has an acute awareness of building client relationships.
- JD Law, University of North Carolina School of Law
- Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Stevenson University of Owings Mills, Maryland
- Publication: Oracle v. Google - Setting a Standard or Handicapping an Industry? (North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology - 2016)
Tyler was impressed by the progressive and dynamic energy at Bagchi Law and how they were partnering with clients, giving back to the community, and providing a more personal consult. In particular, Tyler was excited about the opportunities Bagchi Law offered with a strong reach outside of the region including international clients.
When he is not working to help clients at Bagchi Law, Tyler enjoys long drives including meandering through the North Carolina mountains. Tyler also finds rest and relaxation through painting and drawing which he’s been doing for well over 25 years.
Savannah earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art History and transitioned to operations and event planning after graduation. Throughout her hospitality career, she served in various roles, gaining a unique perspective and insight into managing efficient operations and systems. While Savannah has extensive experience working in hospitality, finance, and accounting, the legal space is a welcomed change.
- Bachelors of Arts, Art History, University of South Carolina- Columbia
- Study Abroad , Imperial College London
- Woodrow Scholars Award (2010), University of South Carolina
- Phi Mu Fraternity Treasurer, Dec 2012—2013
Having mastered administrative and customer service skills, Savannah is looking forward to working behind the scenes to further grow Bagchi Law. She's excited about joining a responsive team with a customer-centric approach and culture.
Savannah's first love was dance. She studied ballet for 15 years and continued to take classes throughout college. Savannah also loves shopping, playing with her dog, and traveling. She enjoys learning about different cultures and trying new things, especially new foods. When she's not looking for the best tacos in town, Savannah always makes sure to tour the local galleries and museums to feed her love for art. Having studied abroad in London, it's one of her favorite places to visit. But no matter where she goes, the beach remains her happy place.
Dusty Gwinn is a lawyer focused on intellectual property, business transactions, economic development, sports and entertainment law, and start-up ventures. He was excited to join Bagchi Law when he noticed so many similarities between his extensive experience and our team’s founder Neil Bagchi.
Dusty has a passion for the intersection of business, law, and technology. He loves finding new ways to take on old problems by bringing them into modern times. After graduating from West Virginia University, he remained on campus to start as a Business Incubator General Manager, Technology Transfer Licensing Associate, and In-house Patent Attorney. Over the next 16+ years, Dusty has worked at established law firms and in both private and public and in-house and external legal counsel roles.
- JD Law, West Virginia University
- MBA, West Virginia University
- BA in Biology, West Virginia University
Dusty is a versatile attorney with a diverse background. In addition to his work experience, he is a Registered Patent Attorney with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and is registered as a Certified Contract Advisor. He looks forward to supporting the vision of Bagchi Law by achieving extraordinary results and pushing boundaries by leveraging a collaborative, coordinated, and cohesive approach to create a tailored solution for every client.
Dusty Gwinn is a busy guy, but when he is not working, he most enjoys coaching basketball, soccer, and flag football or going to musical theatre practice with his daughter Landrey. He and his wife Tori are parents to Brady, Landrey, Chase, and lots of pets.
Practicing law wasn't Mayukh's original plan. Still, he's always been fascinated with technological innovations. He studied biology while an undergrad in hopes of attending medical school. But following a research opportunity at the University of North Carolina and completing his masters at Georgetown, he changed his mind. Mayukh took a Laboratory Manager role with the University of Maryland. Here he was inspired to pursue intellectual property law.
After law school, Mayukh practiced business and intellectual property law for several years before joining the Bagchi Law team. A colleague highly recommended the firm, which sparked Mayukh's initial interests. Several characteristics sold him on the firm. First, Bagchi's full spectrum of services was intriguing. Next, the high degree of collaboration with clients’ teams was attractive. And finally, the culture of teamwork within the firm made it an easy decision to join.
Mayukh's clients appreciate his diligence and commitment to always finding a solution to their problems. As someone who never wants to say no, he seeks to support his clients in achieving their vision and goal. He immerses himself in learning about the product and the client to gain a better understanding.
- Doctor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law
- Masters of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University School of Medicine
- Bachelors of Science in Biology, University of North Carolina of Chapel Hill
- Publication: Trafficking and proteolytic processing of RNF13, a model PA-TM-RING family endosomal membrane ubiquitin ligase. (Jan 2011)
As an attorney with Bagchi Law, Mayukh does it all. His portfolio includes company formation, financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate governance. In addition, he works on issuing shares and stocks, reviewing technical agreements, compliance research and review, and comprehensive trademark services.
Mayukh feels his best when he's around water—sailing, kayaking, and swimming. He lives for a relaxing hike, cooking, and spending time with his family and dog.
In his role as Of Counsel with the Bagchi Law firm, Brian brings decades of experience. Brian spent 25 years of his career with the SAS Institute, Inc., where he oversaw a range of technology transactions, counseled clients on financial services, and negotiated numerous agreements.
- Doctor of Law (JD), University of North Carolina School of Law
- Bachelors in International Relations and French, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Bagchi Law is able to draw on Brian’s rich in-house and global compliance experience to provide a unique perspective for their clients.
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