Reba Abraham is a land use and environmental law attorney working in the Tallahassee area. She is admitted to practice both before the courts of the State of Florida and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Prior to relocating to Tallahassee, Reba practiced general civil litigation in Tampa and served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Jacqueline R. Griffin of Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeal. Reba earned her Bachelors degrees in Finance and Political Science from the University Florida in 2003, her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 2006, and an LL.M. degree in Land Use and Environmental Law from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2012.
Harsh Arora practices in the areas of civil litigation, arbitration, complex business and corporate transactional work at Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. He is currently SABA Florida's President and serves on its Board of Directors. Harsh is licensed to practice law in Florida and New York. Harsh has diverse work experience in other industries including hospitality, real estate and health care. Harsh received his Juris Doctorate Degree from the Florida A&M University College of Law where he was selected as a Law Student Ambassador and Research Assistant for the Dean. Prior to law school, Harsh attended University of Central Florida majoring in Hospitality Management and graduated as Class Valedictorian with Honor Medallion and Magna Cum Laude Honors. He also attended the International Hotel Management Institute in Switzerland where he specialized in Hotel Operational Management and graduated with First Class Honors. He was born and raised in New Delhi, India and is fluent in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and conversational Swiss German.
Sumeet H. Chugani is an internationally trained attorney at the law firm of Diaz, Reus & Targ, LLP, and he currently serves as President-Elect for SABA Florida. Sumeet focuses his practice on litigation and alternative dispute resolution, as well as cross-border and commercial transactional matters. He also practices in the area of OFAC, bank secrecy laws, and money-laundering compliance and support.
Sumeet previously worked with the Harry Elias Partnership in Singapore where he handled business disputes and commercial fraud matters. Sumeet also held a position with K & L Gates LLP, where he assisted with complex commercial litigation, M&A, IP litigation, and cross-border transactions. As part of his professional development, Sumeet worked as in-house counsel for GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, where he assisted with FDA compliance matters and corporate transactions. Sumeet received his Juris Doctorate from The University of North Carolina School of Law and also holds a Graduate Certificate in International Development from the University of North Carolina. Sumeet also serves as a board member of the India-US Chamber of Commerce and as a committee member for Net-IP.
Meenakshi A. Hirani
Meenakshi A. Hirani, Esq. practices law in the areas of Commercial law, civil litigation, Real Estate, Real Estate Closings and issuing Title Policies, Probate Guardianship & Estate Planning. She is an Adjunct Professor at Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College and Florida A & M School of Law. She has a J.D. degree from Stetson College of Law, MBA from Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College, Masters in Comparative Law from University of San Diego, and LL.B and an undergrad degree from India. She is licensed to practice law in India, Florida, and Washington, D.C. She has been President, Secretary and State Representative of Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers. She created the CFAWL website in 2002 and maintained the same for four years. She was the Sub Committee Chair of Bylaws Amendment Committee of FAWL during 2002 to 2004. She is the past president of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County Bar Association Board of Trustees and currently is the co-treasurer. She is Board member of the Orange County Bar Association.
Navin R. Pasem practices in the areas of real estate law, corporate law and general business litigation at the Law Office of Navin R. Pasem, P.L in Tampa, Florida. Navin's practice includes representation of real estate developers; real estate investment funds; private lenders; commercial landlords and tenants; investors and homeowners. In addition, Navin represents small to mid-market companies on general corporate matters in a wide range of industries.
Navin previously worked in the Real Estate Strategy & Development department of The Walt Disney Company, handling land-use issues and deal terms for the company's real estate projects. Prior to that, Navin held a position with a mid-size law firm in Orlando practicing real estate law, employment law and business litigation. Navin obtained his J.D. along with his LL.M. in Real Estate Development & Finance from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was a law clerk for Burger King Corporation and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In addition to his role with SABA Florida, Navin was recently awarded a two-year fellowship with the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar for 2010-2012.
Tara Rao of The Rao Law Firm, P.L. in Lutz, Florida practices in the areas of Probate, Wills, Trusts, and Guardianship. She received her B.A in Political Science from the University of South Florida and her J.D. from the University of Florida. Tara is a member of The Florida Bar and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. She is currently President-Elect of SABA Florida, serves on the Diversity Committee of the Hillsborough County Bar Association as Co-Chair, is also a Board member of the Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers
Nisha Desai Waranch
Nisha Desai Waranch practices with Banker, Lopez, Gassler in the areas of Workers' Compensation Defense for Employers and Carriers as well as Servicing Agents through the trial and appellate levels of litigation. She received her J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law, and her undergraduate degree from University of Florida.
She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Section, the Friends of 440 Worker's Compensation Scholarship Fund, the Orange County Bar Association, and acts as Treasurer for SABA Florida. She is also involved with the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc. as a Guardian Ad Litem. She is admitted to practice in the State and Federal courts of Florida and is Board Certified in Workers' Compensation Law with the Florida Bar.