Sonal S. Desai


Sonal S. Desai practices in the areas of estate planning and business services.  Before making the switch to representing individuals and families, Sonal’s legal career focused on corporate transactions and corporate litigation with Hunton & Williams LLP and Shearman & Sterling LLP.  Prior to her legal career, Sonal worked in the investment banking divisions of Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB).  She is able to draw on this background to identify and offer solutions to a range of issues in estate planning, trust and estate administration, business succession planning, asset protection, and charitable giving.  Our clients benefit from Sonal’s expertise in the intersection of law and finance, and she feels privileged to use her education and experience to serve a broad range of individuals and families.

In addition, given Sonal’s wide range of corporate experience, she assists business clients with transactional work and planning objectives, drafting and reviewing contracts, and completing various corporate filings.

Sonal earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, and her B.A. in Economics from The University of Chicago, Phi Beta Kappa.  She is admitted to practice in Virginia, New Jersey, and New York.  She lives in Fairfax with her husband and four children.