Creative and Objective Corporate Counsel.


CREATIVE AND OBJECTIVE COUNSEL TO COMPANIES AND INVESTORS.

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Creative and Objective Corporate Counsel.


CREATIVE AND OBJECTIVE COUNSEL TO COMPANIES AND INVESTORS.

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INVESTOR COUNSELING

We help ventures funds, social impact funds and angel investors with diligence, compliance, and day-to-day legal affairs. 

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CORPORATE COUNSEL

We provide full-service corporate counseling for early-stage and established companies and social enterprises. 

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CORPORATE LITIGATION

We represent individuals and companies in all manner of corporate litigation, in state and federal courts.

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PRO BONO

We spearhead historic, pro bono litigation to uphold the rule of law and protect human rights around the globe. 

Investor Counseling


We help ventures and investors SUCCEED. 

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Investor Counseling


We help ventures and investors SUCCEED. 

diligence

We provide counsel for both new and seasoned investors at all stages of investment, from seed through angel and venture stages of finance.

Our clients range in size from smaller investment clubs to some of the largest venture capital funds in the world.
 

 

Formation and counseling

We provide strategic legal services for angel and venture capital funds in formation and day-to-day legal counseling and compliance. 

We offer insight into investment issues at Angel Fund Pro, where we write about legal issues common to angels, VC and private equity funds, particularly those focusing on social impact.

 

Corporate Counsel


WE PROVIDE counsel TO COMPANIES.

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Corporate Counsel


WE PROVIDE counsel TO COMPANIES.

CROWDFUNDING

With special expertise on crowdfunding finance for startups, we advise clients on both equity and non-equity forms of crowdfunding investment.

CORPORATE FINANCE

We handle convertible note and priced (equity) rounds for companies seeking to obtain financing, including securities compliance and legal transactional documentation.

INCORPORATIONS + general counsel 

We help new entities incorporate and offer legal strategies for companies and social enterprises of all sizes for day-to-day legal needs.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

We represent clients at pre-acquisition and acquisition stage to ensure that companies pass investor due diligence with flying colors.

 

Publications

"New Approaches to Intellectual Property," Practicing Law in the Sharing Economy, American Bar Association 2012.
"Crowdfunding raises money and questions," San Francisco Daily Journal, February 18, 2014
"Structuring deals for the next bubble," San Francisco Daily Journal, November 20, 2014

 

Litigation


We HANDLE ALL ASPECTS OF LITIGATION.

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Litigation


We HANDLE ALL ASPECTS OF LITIGATION.

TRIALS + APPEALS

Corporate counseling is incomplete without a full knowledge of handling corporate disputes. We handle cases in state and federal courts, before trial courts and on appeal. 

MEDIATION + ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Our team is expertly trained in methods of alternative dispute resolution, including mediations, arbitrations, settlement conferences, or negotiations whether ordered by the court or conducted privately. 

Pro Bono


We fight to protect
human + civil rights.

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Pro Bono


We fight to protect
human + civil rights.

We believe in deploying the law for positive change. So we:

  • litigated and settled a case against the State of California regarding unconstitutional prison conditions;
  • fought to protect and advance freedom of speech and assembly in South Korea, submitting papers in person in the Constitutional Court in Seoul;
  • advocated for veterans who were subject to sexual abuse in the military;
  • freed someone from decades of imprisonment in Southern California; and  
  • are challenging the legality of the Iraq War alongside a former US Attorney General in federal court.

We consider new pro bono engagements on a case-by-case basis. Contact the firm if you believe you have such an issue.


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

"The Future of Human Rights Litigation In The Wake of Kiobel," September 21, 2013, Washington University School of Law
"Funding the Fight: Ethical Alternative Litigation Funding," January 31, 2014, University of San Francisco School of Law
"The Road Ahead," April 18, 2015, International Peace and Justice Forum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Team


ATTORNEYS

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Team


ATTORNEYS

D. Inder Comar

LEGAL DIRECTOR

Licensed to practice before both the California and New York bars, Inder's areas of specialty include business and corporate law, outside counsel, trials and appeals, intellectual property, social enterprise, and civil and human rights. 

Prior to opening Comar Law in 2010, Inder spent four years at Latham & Watkins LLP, one of the largest law firms in the world. At Latham & Watkins, he handled complex litigations on behalf of the world’s most well-known businesses and institutions, in areas as diverse as antitrust, employment, and intellectual property. He also spent a year working at The Alliance for Children’s Rights, a Los Angeles nonprofit dedicated to supporting foster children.

A trained negotiator and mediator, Inder obtained his Juris Doctorate at the New York University School of Law. He is a graduate of Stanford University, where he earned a Master of Arts in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and International Relations. 

Inder has lived and worked in Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Spain, Romania, and India and speaks German and Spanish. 

KATE WESTMORELAND

COUNSEL

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Kate is an international lawyer licensed to practice in both California and Australia. She has over nine years of experience working with government, the United Nations, and academia on international law, data privacy, and human rights.  

A non-residential fellow with the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, Kate is recognized as an expert in international jurisdiction and government access to user data. She provides consulting advice to cloud-based companies and digital rights organizations on issues of privacy and responsible access to user data. 

At Comar Law, Kate acts as counsel to advise startups and early-stage companies on matters of civil litigation and corporate financing. She excels at researching the law on complex and novel situations, analyzing the implications for business, and providing advice that is accurate, concise, and pragmatic.

Kate is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US) and holds a Master of Laws in International Law (with merit) from the Australian National University, Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland (First Class Honors), and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland.

Rajeev ananda

COUNSEL

Rajeev is an experienced attorney specializing in commercial litigation, corporate compliance, and contract negotiation. Rajeev is admitted to practice in New York and California.

Prior to joining Comar Law, Rajeev served as General Counsel for a healthcare technology company where he oversaw all legal matters, including negotiating vendor and licensing agreements as well as HIPAA and HITECH compliance. Prior to that, Rajeev was an Associate at a litigation boutique firm where he represented clients in a variety of litigation and obtained significant trial, appellate, and arbitration experience.   Rajeev was also an Associate at a major, national law firm, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, where he represented a large pharmaceutical company in its products liability litigations across the U.S.

Rajeev obtained his Juris Doctorate at the New York University School of Law. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Chemistry and Political Science. 

Rajeev provides his clients with his sophisticated legal acumen while at the same time understanding their practical business needs.


KRISTIAN LIGARAY

PARALEGAL

Kristian Ligaray has been a paralegal at Comar Law since 2014 and assists the firm in the editing, review, drafting and record keeping of corporate documents. Having held positions in the information technology, retail, business and customer service fields, Kristian brings a wide array of talents to Comar Law.  In addition to his duties as paralegal, one of Kristian’s interests is photography and he enjoys spending free time studying different techniques in the field.

Our Clients


We're proud of our clients.

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Our Clients


We're proud of our clients.

From mission-driven startups to some of the biggest venture funds in the world,
we work closely with clients to optimize their strategic legal and business objectives.