Our Team

Our team is led by Sunny Kalara, PhD, a veteran attorney with unmatched breadth and depth of experience.

Sunny Kalara, Ph.D., Esq.

Sunny is the founder of Kalara Law Firm, a boutique law firm focused on Business, Asset Protection, and Estate Planning matters. Sunny is a veteran attorney

Sunny Kalara

Sunny Kalara, PhD, Esq

with the breadth of experience and proven track record in a creating, preserving, enhancing and transferring wealth. He has assisted businesses from the startup phase to going public. He has extensive experience in asset protection matters, from forming simple LLC to complex offshore trusts.

Sunny has personally designed and implemented numerous Asset Protection Plans for clients in the seven to eight figure net assets range and has formed asset protection entities in the EU, Hong Kong, Belize, Nevis, Cook Islands and St. Lucia. His client list includes architects, technology businesses, diamond merchants and physicians in every imaginable specialty. His expertise extends to the use of life insurance products for transferring and enhancing wealth in a tax-optimized manner. He frequently gives seminars on Estate Planning matters and has significant experience in the formation and administration of different kinds of trusts and the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next. He is a member of Wealth Counsel®, and licensed to practice in CA, TX and USPTO. He can be reached at 213-355-7000 or by email at skalara@kalaralaw.com.

 

Monisha Coelho  LL.M., Esq.

Monisha Coelho has extensive experience representing businesses in California and Mumbai, India.

Monisha Coehlo

Monisha Coelho

In California, she successfully handled a broad range of complex business litigation and class action cases in state and federal court. She represented clients in a variety of commercial matters and business disputes, including breach of contract, real estate, false claims act, construction defect, professional liability, insurance defense and shareholder/corporate cases. She has litigated ADA discrimination class actions in federal court. She was independently responsible for all aspects of litigation, including conducting extensive written and oral discovery, drafting complex pleadings and motions, retaining experts, handling pre-trial motions and procedures, attending high-stakes mediations and arbitrations, and arguing dispositive motions, in state and federal court.

In India, she assisted on large cross-border mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures in the Indian financial, energy and real estate sectors. She also practiced civil litigation and commercial arbitration before the State Supreme Court.

Monisha has an LL.M. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. She was a gold medalist at the University of Bombay LL.B. examination.
She has spoken frequently on legal issues, including at the UCLA School of Law, for state-wide and county agencies and the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.

Monisha is active in the legal community. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section for the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She is the Treasurer for the Trial Practice Inn of Court, Los Angeles County Bar Association. She is a proud member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, the South Asian Bar Association and the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.

She sits on the Advisory Board of the St. Joseph Worker Program, West Coast, and assists in fundraising efforts for local non-profits. She is an avid sailor and classical music enthusiast.

 

Other Members:

Dhivyaa R. Boominathan (LL.M., American University, DC)
Jesse Yang (JD, LLM)
Vidya Pande (LL.M., UCLA)
Lolita Fernandes (LL.M., USC)

 

We are six, plus infinity:
In addition, when appropriate and when we are convinced that it would not affect the quality of the work, we incorporate significant amounts of outsourced legal services from India, Philippines and local contract attorneys.

Some of the LPO companies that we can call on include:

Evalueserve
UnitedLex
Promax Legal
Manthan Legal
TaurusQuest

We can, and frequently do, call on ‘burst capacity’ of legal services available to us at a moment’s notice. At times, our costs, especially in litigation context, is fraction of what the opposing side is spending and very often that helps bring quicker resolution to our cases.

 

How may we help you? Please call us at 213 355 7000.