About Meetesh Patel
Meetesh Patel founded Consilium Law, LLC, based in Columbia, Md., and is the firm’s managing attorney. Since 2001, he has practiced business law and immigration in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore metro region. He regularly advises clients on matters involving EB-5 investor petitions, H-1B specialty occupation visas, E-1 and E-2 treaty visas, EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 employment-based petitions, PERM Labor Certifications, and L-1A and L-1B nonimmigrant visas, among other matters.
Attorney Patel’s clients originate from a variety of industries, such as the venture capital, medicine, banking, hospitality, professional sports, scientific research and development, and information technology sectors. In the area of EB-5, he has experience representing investors, filing the I-526, I-485, DS-230/DS-260, and I-829 applications, and handling EB-5 litigation matters.
He also counsels corporate and small business clients on business and corporate law matters including contract drafting, business structuring, trademark and copyright protection, and employment agreements. In addition, he reviews and drafts private placement documents for mergers and acquisitions, financings, corporate restructurings, and more.
As an entrepreneur with more than 18 years of experience in the technology start-up sector, Attorney Patel currently serves as Strategic Edge’s managing partner. Throughout his career, he has led several companies to: establish strategic plans, assemble engineering teams, raise seed capital, monetize intellectual property, and form strategic partnerships for accelerated growth. His many entrepreneurial achievements include spearheading the development and commercialization of eco-friendly, nanotechnology-based water purification and treatment systems.
Attorney Patel graduated from the Washington College of Law at American University with his Juris Doctor. He also holds a B.A. in Political Science (emphasis in International Relations) from the University of Maryland College Park. He is an active member in good standing with the District of Columbia Bar and the Maryland State Bar, and a member of AILA. Attorney Patel is fluent in English, Hindi, Gujarati, and Spanish.