Lani is a corporate transactional attorney and Air Force veteran with a background in higher education.

A Bronx native, Lani enlisted in the United States Air Force after graduating from high school and was stationed at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas where she completed her associate’s degree. Following her enlistment, Lani returned home to pursue her passion for, and to better herself through, higher education. Lani subsequently completed her B.A. at Columbia University where she worked full-time as Graduate Coordinator of the Political Science Department and as Program Administrator of the Minority Affairs Office. Lani’s combined professional and academic experience at Columbia University strengthened her passion for higher education and inspired her to pursue a career in law. She then completed her J.D. at Fordham University School of Law.

Following law school, Lani worked as an associate attorney at two global 100 law firms where she represented a diverse client base across a broad range of industries in general corporate and mergers and acquisitions transactions as well as capital markets offerings. Lani also gained extensive experience representing various nonprofits, an accomplishment in which she takes great pride.

Currently, Lani serves as corporate counsel for a preventative pet care and veterinary service network. In addition, Lani recently started her solo law practice where she represents New York and New Jersey small businesses and nonprofits in corporate and business law matters.


Experience


PetVet Care Centers
Corporate Counsel
April 2019 – Present

 

Lani Law PLLC
Founder
November 2018 – Present

 

 


Education


Fordham University School of Law
Doctor of Law, J.D. – Dean’s List
2006 – 2010
Honors: Associate Editor: Fordham International Law Journal; Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award; Federal Litigation Clinic; Community Economic Development Clinic

Publication: An Unsatisfactory Case of Self-Determination: Resolving Puerto Rico’s Political Status, 33 Fordham Int’l L.J. 1048 (2009)

Activities: Co-President: Latin American Law Students Association; Volunteer, Lincoln Square Neighborhood Children’s Law Project

Columbia University in the City of New York
Bachelor of Arts, B.A., Political Science and Government – Magna Cum Laude
2000 – 2005

Butler Community College
Associate of Arts, A.A. – Dean’s List
1996 – 1999

 


Bar Admissions


 

State Bar of New York
2011

 

State Bar of New Jersey
2010

 


Volunteer Experience


Her Justice
Volunteer Attorney

 

 

New York City Bar Association
Committee Member, Puerto Rico Task Force

 


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