PRACTICE AREAS: Business law, estate planning
LAW SCHOOL: University of Arkansas-Little Rock
Bhavik Patel is Sandberg Phoenix’s youngest practice group leader and manages the fastest-growing area of the firm as the business practice group leader. He also is chair of the firm’s wealth planning group and special needs planning group. When not at the firm, he is an adjunct professor at Washington University and the founder and chairman of Families at Ease, a not-for-profit organization that educates local residents on programs for special needs children and their families.
WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT? Having the best family in the world. Professionally, I would say becoming a shareholder, the chair of the wealth planning team and business practice group leader all before I turned 35.
WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST FEAR? Boredom. I hate having nothing to do.
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN? I love always being on the go whether that means spending time with the family going to dinner or travelling or creating a solution for a client’s problem with my colleagues … pretty much as long as it does not require me to sit on my couch.
IF YOU HADN’T BECOME A LAWYER, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE? I would have become a chef.
WHAT’S SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU? My parents live with me.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR YOUNG LAWYERS? If you have something you know needs to get done, get it done and don’t put it off.