Kothari & Associates (Advocates & Solicitors) an innovative, forward-thinking full service law firm, founded in 1984, has offices at Jodhpur, Jaipur and Pali (Rajasthan). The firm has its associate representations at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Kothari & Associates together with B.M. Kothari & Co. has provided consultancy and legal services for over a period of 50 years to a variety of domestic and international clients including Corporations, financial entities, Government agencies and individuals.
The legal practice was started by Dr. Vineet Kothari in 1984, who later got elevated as Judge of Rajasthan High Court in 2005. Justice Kothari during his term of more than 16 years HC Judge served 4 major HCs of the country namely, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Madras and Gujarat. He also served as Acting Chief Justice of Madras HC and retired as Acting Chief Justice of Gujarat HC 2nd September 2021. Justice Kothari is also an Honorary Director of IATJ (International Association of Tax Judges) and a member CMJA (Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association), London. Dr. Vineet Kothari is now a Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India.
The firm deals and specializes in number of practice areas and has an experienced team across, to deal with range of areas including Corporate and Commercial laws. The firm has proven capabilities in handling financial disputes including insolvency, restructuring, enforcement and asset recovery.
The firm has expert team of Lawyers and Chartered Accountants, known for their proactive support on a wide spectrum of Direct and Indirect Taxes as well as International Taxation related issues. It has dedicated Tax disputes team that directly represents clients and argues matters before various Courts and Tribunals. It also has dedicated team to advice on Competition law issues emanating from various corporate transactions.
The firm has specialist capabilities in Alternate Dispute Resolution including Arbitration, Negotiation, Conciliation and Mediation. It has dealt with variety of cases in issues involving Civil Frauds, matters relating to SFIO (Serious Fraud Investigation) and Enforcement Directorate (ED), Debt Recovery, White Collar Crime Frauds and Broadcasting & Cable Service Disputes.
The firm has experienced team to assist on all employment related and compliance issues with due consideration of confidentiality and discretion.
The firm has dealt with a variety of matters pertaining to Drugs & Cosmetic Act, Insecticides and Pesticides Act, Criminal law related matters. It also deals with subject matters involving Mining, Land and real estate related disputes. It has also represented clients in matters related to Trademark and Copyright issues.
The lawyers and consultants of the firm also provide Legal and Business process outsourcing services.
Our team believes in establishing strong & enduring relationships with our clients by ensuring that we are flexible as per clients’ requirements and are always available to attend to our clients’ needs. We believe in a constant communication with our clients to discuss case assessment and litigation strategies, as well as make recommendations and provide insight into every step of the process by analyzing and sharing latest legal, regulatory and policy developments to update clients on issues impacting their business interests.
M/s. B.M. & Kothari Co. started by Shri B.M. Kothari, (C.A. LL.B.) (Ex-Senior Member of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal), is the Chartered Accountancy wing partnered with the firm mainly providing Accounting, Auditing and Consultancy services in Direct Tax related planning and matters. The team rendering Accounting and Auditing services is headed by Mr. Amit Kothari (C.A.) who has now been practising for past more than 30 years.