About Us

We are trusted advisors to
Central California's Schools, Businesses, and Non-Profits.

What Makes Us Different

Central Valley Roots

Our focus is to help our community thrive by supporting the local schools and businesses with our expertise.


Low overhead enables us to provide our clients with the same quality of work they expect at cost-effective rates.

Solution Focused

We’re here to be your strategic thinking partner. We’ll help you weigh your options so that you can make the best, informed decision.

Woman Owned Business

We understand the climate of owning a business. We’re authentic and approachable.


Emerzian Shankar Legal Inc. serves as collaborative, trusted advisors to Central California’s schools, businesses and non-profits. We provide high quality, cost-effective and practical legal services. Our goal is to support our clients in their efforts to create better economic and educational opportunities throughout Central California.


Emerzian Shankar Legal Inc. provides innovative and practical strategies for resolving legal challenges faced by schools, business and non-profits. We seek to break the mold of a typical law firm. This means creating an atmosphere that encourages extraordinary work product and personal fulfillment as parallel goals. We embrace accountability within our team by directly communicating about goals and desired outcomes, resulting in high performance. Our focus is on building long-term relationships with our clients by offering a wide variety of legal services. We think dynamically, develop creative options, and empower our clients by helping them strategically evaluate what choice is best for them.


COMMUNITY. The foundation of our business is our longstanding connection to and relationships with the communities of Central California. We provide local solutions, not outsourced ideas. We stand by our values and support schools, business and non-profits for the betterment of our region.

COLLABORATION. Our greatest value is in our team approach to legal work, which emphasizes strategic thinking, radical honesty, innovation, and openness to new ideas. This means leveraging differences in abilities, skills, and experiences of the members of our team to create high-quality legal advice and work product.

EFFECTIVENESS. We believe that success is not a function of how many hours you put in, but rather a function of what results you produce. We strive to work smart by keeping client goals and budget in mind. This means aligning our work with the client’s needs to produce practical and effective solutions.

INTEGRITY. We act with integrity. This means engaging honestly, authentically, and fairly with ourselves, each other and our clients.