Murtaza Sutarwalla


Industry Expertise

Aviation and Travel
Construction, Infrastructure and Real Estate
Digital Economy
Entertainment and  Events
Financial Services
Franchising, Agency and Licensing
Hospitality, Food and Beverage
Privacy and  Risk Management
Private Capital
Retail and Consumer
Technology and Media
A Texas and DC qualified attorney, Murtaza brings a broad focus on corporate, technology and commercial transactions, along with commercial dispute resolution. Over his career, Murtaza has worked in Washington D.C. and Dubai with Latham & Watkins, and Riyadh, KSA with Clifford Chance advising numerous Middle Eastern and international corporate clients. Most recently, Murtaza served as Deputy Attorney General for the State of Texas, where he was responsible for 7 divisions including the General Counsel and Public Finance divisions. Murtaza brings strategic and legal management skills to assist his clients.

Selected representative roles and matters:

  • Serving as outside general counsel for fund managers for commercial and real estate funds through private placement, including corporate structuring and securities law compliance.
  • Advising multinationals on foreign direct investment into U.S. market, including US corporate tax, and regulatory / trade compliance.
  • Advising on acquisitions and divestments for technology, healthcare and private equity clients.
  • Representing closely held businesses and family offices on succession planning and business divestments
  • Negotiating and drafting complex commercial and technology agreements including supply and manufacturing agreements, SaaS agreements, shipping and logistic agreements and licenses.
  • Advising on compliance with US and EU GDPR data privacy legislation and best practices
  • Advising on compliance with US employment laws for US domiciled employers and employees
  • Representing businesses and shareholders on commercial disputes, including breach of contracts, partnership disputes and fraud.


University of Chicago Law School
Juris Doctor
USA 2006

University of Texas
Bachelor of Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude)
USA 2002

University of Texas
Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude)
USA 2002


English (Native)
Lisan ud Dawat (Native)
Gujarati (Advanced)
Urdu (Advanced)
Spanish (Basic)

Qualifications, Admissions & Memberships

Washington D.C., 2007
Texas, 2006

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