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Managing Partner

Yogi Patel

(212) 729-4266
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Yogi Patel is Managing Partner at Outside Legal Counsel LLP. He serves as outside general counsel to a broad spectrum of privately held businesses and entrepreneurs, advising them on matters related to commercial transactions, audits and compliance, partnerships and joint ventures, labor and employment law, as well as both affirmative and defensive commercial litigation.

Yogi also works with individual executives and professionals on compensation and severance negotiations. He primarily represents executives in the technology, finance, and medical fields, counseling them on employment contract review, equity grant review, and separation agreement negotiations. Yogi also represents both employees and employers in litigations related to enforcement or defense of restrictive covenants (non-competition, non-solicitation, non-disclosure clauses).

Additionally, beginning in 2016 Yogi served (and continues to serve from time-to-time), as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law, where he teaches a course on commercial law (UCC) and secured transactions. Yogi has also worked with new law school graduates to prepare for the New York State Bar Exam each summer since 2012.

Yogi’s prior experience includes experience as in-house counsel to a New York City based construction and development firm focusing on legal issues related to the construction process, including land acquisition, project financing, post-construction claims settlement and litigation. Prior to that, Yogi spent several years at a boutique education law firm in New York City where he represented individual and institutional clients in all facets of arbitration, litigation, labor and employment and corporate law matters.



J.D., City University of New York School of Law (2006)

B.A., Hunter College (CUNY) (2002)


New York State Courts

United States District Court, SDNY and EDNY

Connecticut State Courts


New York City Bar Association, Member

New York State Bar Association, Member

South Asian Bar Association, Member


Radio interview on Sirius XM’s The Perri Peltz Show on Partnerships which aired on 3/25/23.

CLE Course: EMP047 - The Basics of Negotiating Employment Contracts and Separation Agreements.

On-going Panelist and Presenter on Medical practice buy-in’s and negotiating employment agreements for doctors. August 2016-2020. Dallas Renal Group and U.S. Renal Care. Dallas, Texas.  Specific focus on J-1 Visa holders and Non-Compete Clause Considerations, Valuation of practice and buy-in Considerations.

CLE Presenter on COVID-19 and the Current Workplace. Review and analysis of Executive Orders, Federal and State laws, and local ordinances impacting businesses and employees. June 18, 2020. presentation addressing Employment and Immigration Law Concerns for Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Apr 22, 2020.

Eisner Amper presentation addressing MeToo movement and legislative response and business guidance. June 26, 2019.

On-going speaker and presenter on employment contract negotiations for doctor’s completing residency and fellowships in association with Vital Planning Group.

Panelist on Wage Increases and Overtime Laws. November 3, 2016. Queens County Chamber of Commerce and NYC Business Solutions.

CLE Presenter on Introduction to New York Employment Law. May 19, 2016. CLRN – City University School of Law.

CLE Presenter on Executive Compensation and Severance Negotiations. March 29, 2016.  

Panelist on E-Commerce and Legal Considerations. Nov 19, 2015. Laguardia Community College Small Business Center.

Panelist on Understanding and Navigating Contracts. March 6, 2015. Women Builders Council.

CLE Presenter on starting and growing your solo or small firm practice. February 5, 2015. South Asian Bar Association of North America.

Panelist on Employment Law Basics. February 3, 2015. Women Builders Council.

Panelist on The Role of Law Schools in Helping Meet the Essential Civil Legal Needs of Low Income New Yorkers, Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York, , May 12, 2014. City University School of Law.

Small Firm Organization CLE, Business Development, Panelist, May 2013.

Featured Articles:

Young lawyers take flight after incubator programs, ABA Journal, February 1, 2015.

Growing Justice: Law Schools Hop on the Incubator Trend, ABA Journal, October 1, 2012 (

Helping Small Businesses Succeed: Yogi Patel (’06), CUNY School of Law News, April 15, 2012 (

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