An entrepreneur at heart, Neil understands the right deal strikes a balance between legal risk and business reward. He understands the challenges associated with taking an idea, turning that idea into a successful company, and growing that company into a dynamic global business. His client-first ethos leads to long-term personal and professional relationships with his clients.
Neil started his career working at a premier law firm for emerging growth company-side representation. He then joined one of North Carolina’s largest law firms (which is now part of a top 20 global law firm), where he was a member of the firm’s business and technology group and where he launched and headed the first large-firm India-focused legal practice in the Southeastern United States. With the belief that clients’ needs are best served outside of the traditional law firm model, Neil started Bagchi Law in 2008 to provide effective and efficient legal services that focus on the goals of its clients as opposed to the goals of the firm. His clients appreciate his straight-shooting approach based on candor and accountability.
Recognition & Awards
“Legal Elite” in Business
(Best Under 40)
In 2007, Neil was recognized as “Attorney of the Year” by the IndUS Business Journal, one of the largest India business publications in the U.S. In 2010, Neil was recognized as one of the Triangle Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” business leaders in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Research Triangle Park community. Neil was recognized by Business North Carolina as “Legal Elite” in the Young Guns category for 2008 and 2013, and in 2012, 2013 and 2014 the publication recognized him as “North Carolina’s Legal Elite” in the Business category. Additionally, in 2013, Neil was deemed one of North Carolina’s “Top 50 Entrepreneurs” by Business Leader Magazine.
In addition to serving clients’ needs, Neil frequently speaks and writes on a variety of topics ranging from international business to startup company issues. Neil’s articles have been published in the Tech Journal South and the IndUS Business Journal and he contributed chapters to Thomson West publications, U.S. Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Doing Business in India, and Transnational Joint Ventures.
Neil attended the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill on the prestigious Morehead Scholarship. While at UNC, Neil served as a student community leader and captained the university rugby team. Several years after graduating from UNC with honors in Political Science and History, Neil returned to UNC to attend law school where he received his juris doctor.