Vivek Thiagarajan focuses his practice on litigation, corporate, and not-for-profit law. Mr. Thiagarajan represents both plaintiffs and defendants in actions involving contractual breaches, including nonpayment and employment issues, landlord tenant disputes, premises liability, qui tam investigations, and personal injury matters. Additionally, he advises private companies from initial corporate structuring until complete maturity, working on various structuring and transactional issues, including acquisition of private equity, buy/sell agreements, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, and limited liability agreements. He advises not-for-profits from the creation of the entity, application for 501(c)(3) status, grant compliance, acquisition of real estate, and assisting in employee matters and advising directors.
Currently, Vivek is active in the community advancing multiple causes including diversity. He serves on Western District of New York Committee for Jury Utilization and Management and serves as the co-chair for diversity. Additionally, he serves as the co-chair for Job Fair Committee for the Monroe County Bar Association Diversity Committee, which recently instituted the first ever Monroe County Diversity Job Fair that attracted diverse talent to the local community. Additionally, he serves as the Co-Chairman of the Young Lawyers Committee Diversity Committee for DRI (Defense Research Institute). He is co-author of the article Non-traditional Strategies for Increasing Diversity.
Additionally, Vivek serves a director of Faith Heritage School in Syracuse, New York. He serves on the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester on the Gala Committee and volunteers with the Young Entrepreneurs Academy as an instructor, mentor, and guest speaker. He also serves on a Steering Committee for the Open Door Mission in Rochester.
Vivek is also avid volleyball and basketball player. He and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Webster, New York and are active in their church, The Father’s House, located in Chili, New York. While in law school, he served as the Senior Desk Editor of the Middle East, of a Human Rights Awareness journal and served as the Vice President of the South Asian Students Association and president of the Christian Legal Society.