Shivani Honwad, Esq.* is a passionate advocate for the rights of women and children. As a student at New York University’s Stern School of Business, Shivani spent the Summer of 2005 interning in Bollywood in Mumbai, India, where she witnessed first-hand the massive destruction of property and extreme devastation caused by the July 26, 2005 monsoon floods. Since then, Shivani has dedicated her education and career to helping those in need obtain the services they deserve. She founded The Law Firm of Shivani Honwad, LLC in 2014 after working in the public and private sectors and clerking for the Chief Judge of the Family Court of Delaware upon graduating from law school. She focuses primarily on immigration and business law for companies in the fashion, tech, travel, wellness and entertainment realms. She successfully lobbied to amend Delaware’s state laws to provide better protections to juvenile victims of prostitution and is actively advocating for improved transparency in the modeling industry in NYC. In addition to her business and legal background, as the founder of a few companies and ventures herself, Shivani understands what it takes for entrepreneurs and companies to be successful and thus blends her passion and expertise to help people achieve their dreams. She is currently an adjunct professor at NYU's LA campus.
WORK + PROJECTS
Event & Speaker Series
Bringing Together Good People for Events and Inspiration
Spiffy is an app to allow users to have an easy way to dress appropriately when going out so they can feel confident and comfortable.
Licensed NY Real Estate Broker
Whether you're looking to buy, sell or rent in NYC, Shivani can help you make that process less stressful.
What people are saying about Shivani's work:
Founder of Dreamers//Doers,
"I've worked with many many different lawyers, and for that
reason, couldn't recommend Shivani more highly. She is
straightforward, and cares so much, so sincerely, about the people
she works with. You can't help but be ecstatic to discuss legal
matters! I love her ability to focus on what's most important, and
break it down in a way that is easy to understand, AND fun to
process. Different from other lawyers, she moves very fast...while
you feel others are most concerned with maximizing the hours you
can bill. If you care about results, getting the job done,
maximizing your ROI on legal investments, you couldn't make a
better decision, than working with Shivani."
Dionne Cochrane Perez
Chic Classy Confident attendee
"Going to the women's empowerment event Shivani organized and hosted left me recharged and excited about chasing my dreams again. I saw myself in all of the women who were on the panel that night and I wasn't so afraid anymore."
Aine Rose Campbell
"Shivani is an extremely knowledgable and thorough attorney. I chose to work with her on my Green Card application because of her experience with fashion models, artists and celebrities in this area. Throughout the process, she delivered above and beyond her duties, and always answered any questions I had by email or over the phone very quickly.
I have since sought her legal advice for a new business I was starting, which has proved to be invaluable.
Shivani is both professional and personable, I could not be happier with my experience. I highly recommend her!"
"“I met Shivani at my NYFW show. One of my models just received her green card through Shivani's firm, and she invited her as a guest to the show. As soon as I met her, I knew I wanted to work with her. She's the complete opposite of a stuffy NY lawyer, and she helped me get my O1 so I could continue my dream of working as a fashion designer in NY. With a business as creative and personal as your own fashion label, it was so important to me to work with someone who cared about the story behind my work and shared my values. since then, my co-founder Jacintha and I decided to continue working with her for all our business needs, like trademarks and contract negotiations, because we've always felt understood and very taken care of working with Shivani.”
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