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Harsh Arora

Harsh Arora

Partner

100 S.E. 3rd Avenue
Suite 2700
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394
330 Madison Avenue
27th Floor
New York, NY 10017
harsh.arora@nelsonmullins.com

Harsh concentrates in the areas of domestic and international corporate transactions and related business dispute resolution. He counsels public and privately held companies as a boardroom advisor and a courtroom advocate in high-stakes corporate matters.

Harsh serves as general counsel for businesses with a prominent national or international presence. His general counsel practice focuses on preventative counseling...

Harsh concentrates in the areas of domestic and international corporate transactions and related business dispute resolution. He counsels public and privately held companies as a boardroom advisor and a courtroom advocate in high-stakes corporate matters.

Harsh serves as general counsel for businesses with a prominent national or international presence. His general counsel practice focuses on preventative counseling and business structuring. Harsh advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, conversions, and domestications. He has handled a wide range of business closings, negotiations, trademark registrations, corporate governance, industry-focused due diligence for regulatory aspects of proposed deals, and business tax matters in connection with audits by tax authorities. Harsh also assists clients with dispute resolution relating to corporate transactions through business litigation, arbitrations, and mediations. He handles complex cases such as parallel civil and administrative proceedings,  multidistrict actions, and bet-the-company litigation.

Harsh Arora

and business structuring. Harsh advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, conversions, and domestications. He has handled a wide range of business closings, negotiations, trademark registrations, corporate governance, industry-focused due diligence for regulatory aspects of proposed deals, and business tax matters in connection with audits by tax authorities. Harsh also assists clients with dispute resolution relating to corporate transactions through business litigation, arbitrations, and mediations. He handles complex cases such as parallel civil and administrative proceedings,  multidistrict actions, and bet-the-company litigation.

Harsh concentrates in the areas of domestic and international corporate transactions and related business dispute resolution. He counsels public and privately held companies as a boardroom advisor and a courtroom advocate in high-stakes corporate matters.

Harsh serves as general counsel for businesses with a prominent national or international presence. His general counsel practice focuses on preventative counseling... and business structuring. Harsh advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, conversions, and domestications. He has handled a wide range of business closings, negotiations, trademark registrations, corporate governance, industry-focused due diligence for regulatory aspects of proposed deals, and business tax matters in connection with audits by tax authorities. Harsh also assists clients with dispute resolution relating to corporate transactions through business litigation, arbitrations, and mediations. He handles complex cases such as parallel civil and administrative proceedings,  multidistrict actions, and bet-the-company litigation.

Experience

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Representative Matters

Business Transactions

  • Counseled public and private companies, ranging from significant industry leaders to emerging growth and entrepreneurial family businesses, in day-to-day corporate governance matters as their outside general counsel
  • Represented prominent private equity businesses in getting merged with publicly traded companies
  • Represented domestic manufacturing and service-based businesses in negotiating joint ventures to open facilities in Asia, Middle East, South America, and Europe
  • Represented prominent business and high-net worth individual clients in sale and purchase of assets and equity transactions
  • Represented emerging and established businesses in domestic trademark applications, office actions, and appeals before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and international trademark applications before the World Intellectual Property Organization

Dispute Resolution

  • Represented prominent business clients in post-acquisition disputes
  • Represented hotels, resorts, and spas in resolution of contractual disputes with management companies and vendors
  • Provided asset protection strategies and preventative counseling to healthcare providers and other high net worth executives and in resolution of pre-litigation disputes with their vendors, patients, and customers
  • Lead as local counsel in defending technology businesses in a multimillion-dollar litigation relating to a contractual dispute with  national  manufacturers
  • Guided practice management companies through a myriad of hostile disputes between shareholders while keeping the matter out of court
  • Represented investors in complex real estate litigation through assertion of counterclaims and defense of joint venture or partnership issues in controversy

Education

  • Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiations, Executive Education, Cert. (2020)
  • Boston University School of Law, LLM, Taxation (2016)
  • Florida A&M University College of Law, JD (2006)
  • University of Central Florida, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, BS (2002)
  • International Management Institute, Switzerland, DP (1999)

Admissions

  • Florida
  • New York
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • Global Business Lawyers’ League, USA Member (2020-Present)
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellow (2021) and Pathfinder Facilitator (2022)
  • Board of Directors, Past President, South Asian Bar Association of Florida (2008–Present)
  • Former Board Member, Past Vice President, India US Chamber of Commerce of South Florida (2012–2019)
  • The Florida Bar
    • Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee (2022–2025)
    •  Business Law Section, Civil Rules Task Force (2021–2022)
    • International Law Section, Asia Committee (2021–2022)
  • Broward County Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2022)
  • New England Law, Fellowship Supervisor (2020–2022)
  • Strafford, Faculty, (2020–Present)
  • Multicultural Day Volunteer, Bayview Elementary School (2022)
  • Member Representative, The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Corporate Council (2021–2022)