“It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises but only performance is reality.” - Harold S Geneen
As the old saying goes, “Time is money and it’s now or never”, companies across the globe today do not wish to waste their time and money behind prolonged litigation procedures or taxation disputes arising out of disagreements with clients, employees, etc. Instead, they are looking for a complete solution to their problems which is both cost effective as well as time saving. Providing a one-stop solution to all these needs is Chugh LLP, the brainchild of Attorney-at-Law and Certified Public Accountant, Navneet S. Chugh. Founded in 1985, the firm provides all round Legal, Tax & Accounting Services to its clientele ranging from start-ups to individuals and large Multi-National Companies. Known for its team of dedicated Attorneys, Certified Public Accountants, Chugh LLP headed by Navneet possesses an intricate understanding of the complexities of the client’s legal and accounting needs.
The Chugh LLP provides corporate, tax, litigation, and immigration services to emerging and mature companies. It has a staff of 300 employees with 110 attorneys and CPAs, and has offices in Los Angeles, Santa Clara, EDISON, NJ, Atlanta, Fairfax, VA; Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh and Ahmedabad opened on may 2015 .
Paving way for success
With time, as the scrutiny underlying various business transactions and processes increase, clients become frustrated with the many challenges they face in order to indulge in commercial transactions. “It is here that we step in to observe the trends and find strategies to eliminate client hardships and reduce cost at the same time”, says Navneet. The firm provides round the clock services and keeps clientele up to date with every step taken especially if cases are initiated before a court of law and facilitates better understanding amongst the clientele.
Talking about how he went about setting up his own practice, the Founder says, “We started as a CPA firm in 1985 and a law firm in 1992. I began my career with CPA practice and then attended law school. I was in school when I started the tax firm. Then came the CPA firm. Sometime later there was a contest for an essay and the winner got free law school tuition. Well my two page essay made a great impact on the judges and I went on to win the competition and attended law school. So there came the law firm. Throughout law school I kept my CPA practice alive and when I finished law school, my desk was already full of legal work to do. When the time for my first trial case came, I did not have much of an idea on how to do a trial since I never worked for any law firm, but nevertheless I managed to win my first trial case to everyone’s surprise including my client’s! I attribute my victory to my firm belief that if lawyers focus on doing good work and treat every piece of work as if it is their “personal” work and not focus on “making money”, nothing is difficult”.
Helping businesses run in the perfect legal and tax fashion
With 300 employees with 114 lawyers and CPAs across 11 offices, the Chugh team believes in being Affordable-Able-Affable-Available. From M&A transactions to Immigration Services, the firm has an almost 100% success rates for its clients. With wonderful clients and employees, the firm is extremely strict when it comes to maintaining its integrity and ethics.
Explaining what makes the Chugh LLP a distinct service provider, Navneet says “Our integrity and our commitment to our clients are the reasons why individuals and companies keep coming back to us. We are motivated, committed, and enthused to continually strive to add value to our clients’ businesses and needs. Our staff comprises of very knowledgeable, experienced, diverse and academically qualified lawyers and paralegals. The in-depth knowledge and expertise gained by our professionals can deal with most critical scenario. We look after our clients and build long term and trusted relationships with them. We are creative and are able to think of reasonable solutions when problems and unique situations arise. We take pride in the quality of our work and attention to detail”.
Unlike other firms who focus more on the creation of wealth, Chugh LLP believes in educating, networking and sharing information with clients, based on a holistic and pocket friendly approach to their services. By providing practical advice to clients, the firm carefully selects the most appropriate and cost-effective legal solutions to achieve the client’s goals. As a firm, the Chugh team has incorporated over 6,600 companies, filed over 100,000 immigration petitions, filed over 72,000 tax returns, and handled thousands of litigation matters all over USA and India.
Business imperatives behind opportunities
The Chugh LLP is the only firm who has offices in India and United States. The Chugh team helps Indian companies set up business in the US and vice-versa through its offices in both the countries. With the US states being like countries with their own unique legal system, the Chugh team has experts in every state who specialize in different areas of law and have solutions for different needs of clients. “We work with small, medium and large companies. Of course Fortune 500 companies are a massive part of our clientele and as an organization; we keep growing over the years. In fact as our employees settle down and shift cities, somehow the firm too landed up with an office in the same city. A strange way indeed, but we have never regretted but in fact cherish the memories and are glad that we expanded our business”, says Navneet.
One stop shop, accounting firm and law firm
When clients have problems, they want answers right away and that’s why the Chugh team is available 24*7. “We believe in value-billing. So we don’t charge the clients extra for anything. In fact our clients have the option of making changes to the bill if they feel they have been charged extra or our service wasn’t worth it. Today, we can proudly say that we have never been scared to make this offer to our clients. This is because our sound business logic is the key behind superior client services”, he adds.
Attesting to the famous saying “Your culture is your brand”, The Chugh LLP believes that there is always a solution to every problem. There has to be a solution to every problem and although there is the law in between, the firm finds a suitable legal solution and helps the client sail through their troubles.
Going beyond their way to assist clientele
The Chugh team regularly assists clients on issues regarding Tax, Immigration, U.S. and India law, Litigation, Corporate Transactions, Family Law, Bankruptcy, and Real Estate Transactions etc. The company’s USP however lies in the fact that the team’s involvement with clients does not just extend to issues that may arise during the course of complex and global business transactions. It extends to day-to-day affairs where the team counsels clients on legal and business needs on a microscopic level. Stressing on the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to legal cases since those are a true reflection of life, the role of the Chugh team is very unique as compared to the other firms or lawyers.
“We become a general counsel and a counselor to foreign citizens and act as mediator between clients, individuals and government authorities. We provide them advice and guidance for different matters and by doing so, we help in contributing to the business growth. In short, we help clients go through complicated business processes smoothly”, adds Navneet.
Today, the clients have come to rely upon Chugh team’s seamless services and know that they can contact the firm day or night for customized solutions to any problem. Take for instance the American Lutheran Church, Forum for Women, Law and Development or Sahara, the Chugh team found solutions to each of the organization’s problems customized as per individual needs and of course budget constraints.“Our firm’s focus has always been providing excellent and personalized service to each client. This has been instilled to our employees and our employees go above and beyond to satisfy our client’s expectations. We treat our clients with honesty above all. We take time to listen to our clients, provide them with options and discuss the best and safest route for each individual, personal attention to each case is guaranteed”, Navneet adds.
With a firm belief in client satisfaction and that its employees are its biggest asset, the company strives towards success in all its endeavors.
“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.” – Mandy Hale
The Chugh LLP’s mission is to provide the best integrated legal and tax solutions worldwide. It prides itself in its accessibility, efficiency and superior client service.
Corporate Taxes, Immigration, Litigation, Real Estate, Transactional law, Accounting, Estate Planning, Employment law, Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment, Mergers & Acquisitions, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Family law and Criminal Law
Take for instance Reliance Industries, Citibank, Wipro, HCL, Mphasis, Satyam, UST Global, IBM Daksh, Times of India, Sasken, NTT DuComo, Sify, iGate, NIIT, Polaris, Infotech Enterprises, Honeywell, Larsen & Toubro, Tata, Tech Mahindra and Goldman Sachs, The Chugh team found solutions for each of this organization’s problems customize as per individual needs and of course budget constraints.
Navneet S. Chugh is the Managing Partner of The Chugh LLP. He is Attorney-at-Law, a Certified Public Accountant, and a MBA. In 1995, Navneet was the founder president of South Asian Bar Association of Southern California (SABA). In 1997, Navneet founded The Indus Entrepeneurs (TiE), Southern California. In 2003, he was the founder president of the North American South Asian Bar Association (www.NASABA.com), a nationwide body with 25 chapters in North America representing over 6,000 South Asian lawyers in the U.S. and Canada.
A Trustee and on the Board of the American India Foundation (www.aif.org), the largest and most successful Indian charity based in the U.S. that has raised $60 million since 2001.