Shankar Ninan & Co. - Success Needs Commitment (SM)

Shankar Ninan & Co. - Attorneys at Law

Our Mission

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Shankar Ninan & Co. is a small firm with large firm experience. We provide personalized service to help meet our clients' goals. We see our clients as partners. Whether you're an existing client, an industry leader, or tomorrow's start-up CEO, we are always responsive and always on.

Our firm runs on the Success Needs CommitmentSM model. The model is designed to connect and drive the value in the five key areas of effective legal representation which includes, culture, cohesion, communication, credibility and commitment. We are committed to the success of each and every client. We counsel when it matters and take a unique approach to effective legal representation. We communicate regularly with our clients to ensure that they are kept well informed. When our clients succeed, we succeed!

As always, our mission is to provide the highest level of legal representation and counsel through a value-added approach that help clients stand stronger, reach higher, and push further. We relentlessly serve individuals, established businesses, and start-ups, crossing a multitude of industries from pharmacies, to physical therapy rehabilitation centers, to grocery stores, to diamond distributors, to restaurants, to even a large start-up in the supplement industry.

See what we can do for you.

Individuals and Families

Whether you are a family looking to bring over a relative from abroad, looking to purchase your first home or thinking about preparing a will, we are here to help. Here's a preview of a few areas we can help you:

Companies and Businesses

Whether you are an established company or a business just getting started, we are here to help you. We help companies at different phases in their growth and expansion from start-up and business counseling to employment law, contract preparation and review, international growth and e-commerce issues. Our fees are reasonable and we work with our clients to establish long-standing and committed relationships. Here are just some of the areas we help businesses:


I endorse Gigio both inside and outside of the courtroom. He is smart, hard-working and highly dedicated to his craft. John DiDomenicis, Esq. Law Office of Alvin C Krantz, Attorney at Law (Peer)
Mr. Ninan is an excellent attorney. I recommend him without reserve. Rachele Van Arsdale Partner, Korman & Van Arsdale, P.C.
My H1B was in trouble but Swee and her team handled it very carefully and professionally. Eventually, it got approved. Excellent Service, always prompt and available to answer any questions! Mithul Mehta Immigration Client
Ms. Shankar has helped our company in numerous immigration matters. She has consistently been able to provide effective solutions and has executed upon those solutions in a very reliable manner. Ankit Aggarwal, Esq. Chief Legal Officer (Client)
I worked with Gigio for several years and recommend him and his firm. He is a hard-working and dedicated lawyer who understands how to achieve successful results for his clients in an efficient manner. David Bohrer, Esq. McAloon & Friedman, P.C., Attorney at Law (Supervisor)
Swee has impressed me with her skills in immigration law. I have known Swee professionally for nearly 4 years and she is able to handle complex business immigration issues with ease. I endorse her abilities without hesitation. Dipesh Patel, Esq. Associate, Saul Ewing LLP
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Ninan as colleagues on a number of employment and litigation matters. He consistently impressed me with his intellect, litigation skills, work ethic and practical approach to achieving clients' goals. Owen McKeon, Esq. Equity Partner, FisherBroyles LLP - Attorneys at Law
I want to thank []Swee,[] Shankar and your wonderful TEAM [including] [] Shelina and []Fatima[,] and [I] express my gratitude for all your efforts and dedication for my case . . . Thank you for all your knowledge, determination and efforts. Appreciate all the [h]elp !! Sumeet Kohil Immigration Client
Gigio is a great attorney with excellent work ethic, negotiation and writing skills. He is great at both receiving and giving valuable input and is very affable. Anastasia Newell, Esq. McAloon & Friedman, P.C., Attorneys at Law (Colleague)
I worked with Gigio several years. During that time, and since, I've found Gigio to be self-motivated and always looking for the best possible result for his clients. In my experience, Gigio has always addressed legal matters in a practical and pragmatic manner. Dipesh Patel, Esq. Saul Ewing LLP, Attorneys at Law (Colleague)
I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. He is one of the most thorough and diligent attorneys I have ever come to know. Aasim Cunningham, Esq. SmithLopezCunningham, LLC - Attorney at Law (Colleague)
Hired Gigio to help me with several business contracts and he was able to articulate and put to paper exactly what I needed to ensure that all parties would execute the agreement to allow for my [e]-commerce business to flourish! Ankur Garg E-Commerce Business Owner & Client
I have worked with Gigio on several commercial litigation matters involving employment, restrictive covenant and intellectual property issues. I have been thoroughly impressed with is attention to detail, skill and, most importantly, his concern for his clients. John F. Olsen, Esq. Co-Counsel, Commercial and Employment Litigation, Law Office of John F. Olsen, LLC
Swee and her team are working with us for the last 3 years on various immigration related services. With her in-depth knowledge and prompt service we had a great experience with Swee and team so far and I am sure will continue to have. Shreyas Immigration Client
Gigio has assisted our company with various legal projects (pre-litigation, online disclosures, numerous statutes, employment, etc.) and has always provided useful and timely advise and service. I would highly recommend Gigio. Ankit Aggarwal, Esq. Chief Legal Officer (Client)
Started a new business and required legal advice and help from Mr. Ninan. Did a phenomenal job and could not be happier. Mr. Ninan was professional and made sure to accommodate to my hectic schedule by even allowing me to meet with him late at night to go over contracts that I needed to be looked over for in the morning. Highly recommend the Shankar Ninan firm for any legal issues! Jeevan Mathew Client, Owner and Physical Therapist at Roseville Physical Therapy
I endorse this lawyer. Mr Ninan is a highly skilled pre-eminent Employment & Labor lawyer who expletives the finest ability and character the profession has to offer. He is highly recommended for clients with employment, labor, immigration, personal injury, and almost any other general practice need or situation. He has a fine staff and he himself is most efficient and responsive to the needs of his clients and fellow counsellors. It is my pleasure to afford him the highest endorsement. Edward Ruffo, Esq. Partner and Medical Malpractice Trial Attorney, Dankner Milstein & Ruffo, P.C. - Adversary
I am lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Gigio as a colleague and as co-counsel at different firms. These experiences have allowed me to observe Gigio's excellent oral advocacy skills and high-level strategic planning in a variety of situations. Gigio is bright, capable, aggressive, professional, and has great litigation skills, all of which allow him to represent his clients in all aspects of commercial litigation. I recommend Gigio wholeheartedly and without reservation. Peter Siachos, Esq. Partner, Gordon & Rees, LLP (Colleague and Co-Counsel)
I have hired Swee for my employment based green card after my previous company attorney had messed up my I-140. I have always received an extremely professional service. Phone calls and questions are always answered immediately. She and her staff made the green card process very smooth and sometimes got amazed by the deep knowledge she possesses in this field. I [] highly recommend[] her if you want the best immigration lawyer in USA. Saravana Kumar Immigration Client
I have known Gigio for quite some time. I have entrusted his office with the handling of several different matters that I could not handle internally. His dedication and handling of the clients needs was unmatched. Gigio opening up his own practice is long overdue. As someone who refers out a large volume of cases, I know Gigio is someone I can rely on without hesitation. I look forward to watching Gigio grow his firm and thank him for all the help he has given me! Justin Cohen, Esq. Law Offices of Adam M. Kotlar, LLC, Attorney at Law (Peer)
Gigio always makes sure that I understand my options and helps to simplify seemingly complicated situations. Aside from all the advice he's given me about operating agreements and service marks, he also helped me with a rider agreement, which helped me secure a client. He's very professional and transparent and I recommend him 100%. Carol Luong Chief Executive Officer (Client)
I had the pleasure of working with Attorney Sweekrutha Shankar and her professional team on my Naturalization Case from H-1B, Labor certification and final stages of Green Card. [Ms.] Shankar was successful in getting my Green Card approved. Her office and dedicated team cares about their clients and always responded to my email & phone calls promptly. Frankly, I could not have asked for a more professional and caring advice and guidance . . . Ali Client - Employment Based Green Card
Gigio was great! He represented my company and the results were extremely favorable on the Company's behalf. Always was available to answer questions and was relentless in his pursuit to end the case in our favor in which he did. I highly recommend him and his Firm. - Via Avvo Reny Samuel Owner, West Side Beverage, Inc. (Client)
I fully endorse Gigio for all your legal needs. As a friend and colleague, I can say that he is one of the most hard working and diligent lawyers I know. No matter your legal quandary, Gigio will work tirelessly to make sure that your legal needs are met. He specializes in many areas of the law and if he cannot assist you himself, he has top notch lawyers at his firm to represent you. My endorsement does not come lightly, David Rosenthal, Esq. Owner, David Rosenthal, Esq. (Colleague)
I have known Gigio for over five years. As a fellow attorney, I come to him whenever I have a complex legal issue or situation in my practice. His advice is always spot-on, as he combines an exceptional knowledge of the law with an assertive style not seen in many attorneys. I have seen firsthand Gigio's excellence in both transactional and litigation matters. I highly recommend him. Via Linkedin and Avvo Brent Anderson Associate, Burns White, LLC - Attorneys at Law (Peer)
Sweekrutha and her team worked on my H1[-b] as well as green card application. Even though my chances were slim for the GC, she put in lots of hard work and made sure no stone was unturned until I got it. She is extremely professional and highly qualified in this field. It was a great relief to have someone on your side at all times, during the process. She is a knowledgable lawyer and a kind and sympathetic person. Sweekrutha has my strongest recommendation. Sania Immigration Client
I have been working with this firm from past few years for my H1b and GC process and never had any issues in delays or paperwork. Swee Shankar is very prompt, helpful and knowledgeable attorney regarding immigration and answered all my concerns throughout my application process. I highly recommend this law firm. Sowmya Immigration Client
I have known Gigio for nearly 7 years and can attest that he has grown to be a premier attorney. Gigio completed a prestigious clerkship following law school, followed by a tenure at two AM 100 law firms. Gigio subsequently decided to start his own law practice and has developed a unique book of business which includes serving as general counsel to several 100+ employee companies. Gigio is a goal oriented pragmatic thinker who cares about quality and cost effective representation. Bradley Cohen, Esq. Associate, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
I have known Mr. Ninan in a professional capacity for a number of years. During that time I have observed Mr. Ninan's work product firsthand, and he is a very thorough and efficient attorney. In addition to his work ethic and knowledge of the law, Mr. Ninan is an "outside the box" thinker who provides pragmatic "real world" advice. I highly recommend him. Anthony Morgano, Esq. Levine Staller - Attorneys at Law (Peer)
As a pharmacist, I engaged Gigio to review my employment contract when I was switching into a different pharmacy. He took his time in reviewing my employment contract and explaining to me the intricacies including the non-compete and non-solicit restrictions. He helped redline the contract for me for use in my negotiation with the employer. He went above and beyond his call of duty wand was extremely personable in his approach. i highly recommend him. Via thumbtack Nikita Patel, Pharm.D. Client and Pharmacist at Noveck's Pharmacy, New Jersey