Chintan is the founder of the firm’s New York office. His practice focuses on structuring and advising on impact investing transactions, hostile and negotiated mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, corporate governance & restructuring, joint ventures, and cross-border commercial transactions.

Chintan advises investors, management, owners and growth companies on corporate merger and acquisition-related matters, including cross-border transaction structuring and negotiation, spin-offs, divestitures, private equity buyouts and joint ventures.  Chintan also advises investors and growth companies on corporate finance and capital raising strategies.  As an advisor, Chintan brings a broad-based commercial perspective and creativity to solving challenging legal issues.  Chintan has diverse experience representing clients in a variety of industries and, as an entrepreneur, is well-versed in the challenges facing growing companies.  Chintan was selected as a 2014 and 2015 New York Metro Rising Star by Super Lawyers.

Prior to founding the New York office, Chintan worked in the New York, London and Hong Kong offices of Allen & Overy LLP.  Before this, Chintan clerked for the Hon. Judith M. Barzilay of the United States Court of International Trade in New York, and sitting by designation at the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  In addition to his corporate practice he has performed pro bono work representing displaced US workers denied retraining benefits under the Workforce Reinvestment Act, and also served as a member of the team representing 11 Yemeni detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

Chintan received his B.A. in International Relations at the James Madison College of Michigan State University and his J.D. from Emory University School of Law, where he was Articles Editor of the Emory International Law Review. He is a member of the bar in New York and the District of Columbia.


  • Emory University, J.D.
  • Michigan State University, B.A.


  • Private Equity and Venture Capital Transactions
  • Social Finance and Impact Investing
  • Executive Employment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Client Advisory Services

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Hong Kong (Registered Foreign Lawyer)

Chintan Panchal


Contact information:

One Grand Central Place
60 East 42nd Street Suite 2410
New York, NY 10165

+1 212 594 9600
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