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About Us

Govilkar & Associates is a full service dispute resolution and corporate advisory firm, primarily practising at the Hon'ble Bombay High Court and the other subordinate Courts and Tribunals in Mumbai, India; with Associates in Raigad, Pune, Goa, New Delhi, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Hyderabad, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Jaipur.


With over 60 years of combined experience, the firm specializes in providing personalized litigation, and related services in civil matters - like cooperative societies, public and private trusts, family/matrimonial disputes, and personal law - including Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Parsi laws, etc., testamentary matters, banking laws, company matters including insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings, property laws - including Rent Control Act, Land Acquisition, etc, Arbitration and Intellectual Property matters. Govilkar & Associates also handles criminal matters in the areas of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Negotiable Instruments Act, Preventive Detention, Prevention of Money Laundering Act, etc.

The law practice was started by Adv. Vinayak D. Govilkar in 1959, venturing into this extremely competitive field, which, as he was told at that time, was already saturated. But, due to sheer grit and perseverance, he was able to establish a name for himself and went on to appear in several high-profile matters, including ones for the Government of India. 


Adv. V.D. Govilkar was later joined by his son, Adv. Rajshekhar V. Govilkar, in 1975, Adv. R.V. Govilkar holds an LL.M. from Mumbai University and with over 47 years of work experience, he has represented the State of Maharashtra as its Government Pleader at the Bombay High Court, Original Side and is currently on the panel of Advocates of several Government (Central & State) and semi-Government institutions, educational institutions, Universities and even some private bodies. He also acts as an Arbitrator. He is being supported by his son, Adv. Mihir R. Govilkar, who, in addition to his LL.B., holds an MBA from Johnson & Wales University, USA and a Masters in Finance from EDHEC Business School, France.

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Rajshekhar V. Govilkar

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Senior Advocate

B.Com (Hons), LL.M., Mumbai University.

Ex-Government Pleader, Original Side,

High Court, Bombay, 1995 - 1999.

"Salus populi suprema lex esto."

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Mihir R. Govilkar

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BMS, LL.B., Mumbai University; 

MBA, Johnson & Wales University, USA; 

MSc in Finance, EDHEC Business School, France; 

CFA, Level 1, DALF C1 (French).

Certified Mediator.


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Shaba N. Khan


B.Com., LL.B.

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Shubhada R. Govilkar

Sr. Consultant
B.Com, LL.B.

Direct Tax Advisory & Litigation

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Surajkumar P. Shetty

Direct Tax Lawyer

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Suraj has over 10 years of corporate experience in advising clients on aspects relating to direct taxation such as M&A transactions, appropriate risk mitigation strategy, restructuring business transfers, franchise agreements, engineering procurement and construction contracts, and joint ventures. He has advised clients from industries as diverse as infrastructure, funds, financial services, manufacturing and real estate.

Having worked with Tier 1 law firms in India such as Khaitan & Co and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Suraj has an enviable exposure to international taxation involving global organizations, foreign law firms, and offshore counsels. He has also represented domestic and foreign clients before the Indian tax authorities and assisted them in matters before the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, the Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court of India.

In addition to his practice, Suraj deliberately invests time in authoring articles that are published by International Tax Review, IBFD. He has also co-authored chapters in books of academic importance that have been published by the Chamber of Tax Consultants, International Taxation Committee and IFA Tax Conference (2013 Compendium).

  • The Union of India - Sr. Panel Counsel, Group 1

  • His Excellency, The Governor of Maharashtra - Special Counsel

  • The Hon'ble High Court, Bombay

  • The Indian Navy

  • Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai - Sr. Counsel

  • Maharashtra Pollution Control Board

  • Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority

  • Maharashtra University of Health Sciences

  • Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education

  • Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University

  • Kumar Builders

  • Atlantic Construction

  • Maharashtra State Pharmacy Council

  • Indian Institute of Packaging

  • Cooperative Sugar Factories

  • Cooperative Housing Societies

  • Public & Private Trusts

Institutional & Government Clients

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