Houston Business Litigation Attorney - Keval M. Patel
Keval Patel began his career working for one of the nation’s top five accounting firms. He worked in the firm’s Research and Development Tax Credit Group where he performed both a consulting and legal role. Keval’s primary responsibilities involved assisting Fortune 500 companies quantify and qualify R&D activities. In addition, Keval represented clients in the audit process against the IRS.
After leaving the accounting firm, Keval opened his own practice in the Sugar Land area. He spent the first few years representing clients in a variety of legal matters including criminal defense, civil litigation, tax, probate, contract disputes, and real estate. Prior to becoming a founding member of Ghalayini & Patel, LLC, Keval’s focus became real estate, estate planning and tax.
Keval Patel represents clients on real estate matters including foreclosure defense, predatory lending, eviction proceedings, landlord security deposit disputes, and title issues. Keval has successfully prosecuted real estate claims in addition to defending them. Currently, Keval has been focused on assisting homeowners with foreclosure issues including suing banks to hold them accountable for promises made to unsuspecting homeowners. Keval was recently featured in a Channel 11 newscast regarding one of his clients and the work relating to assisting the homeowner save his home. In addition to real estate, Keval assists individuals plan their estates through the implementation of living wills and trusts. Keval’s final area of focus centers around IRS defense and assisting individuals with tax problems. Due to Keval strong history in tax, Keval has been able to negotiate deals for tax payers who are heavily in debt with the Internal Revenue Service. Keval utilizes his tax knowledge in his Estate Planning practice to minimize taxes.
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- State Bar of Texas
- American Bar Association
- South Asian Bar Association
- Texas~United States (2005)
- Texas Supreme Court~United States (2005)
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas~United States (2010)
- Thurgood Marshall School of Law (2005)
- Texas A&M University (2002)