Parag Rajendra Khandhar, Esq. (he/him/his) is co-founder of Gilmore Khandhar, LLC, a solidarity economies law firm.
Parag is an experienced general counsel for grassroots groups, nonprofit and exempt public charities and private foundations, cooperatives, and social enterprises. His work focuses on the intersection of transformational transactional practice and community-led social justice movements, in the service of racial justice, economic equity, and a just transition. This has included work that facilitated the transition to worker-ownership, moving capital to community control, supporting collective land projects, mutual aid initiatives, and just transition-related training for lawyers. Parag has more than 25 years of experience in and supporting grassroots initiatives in community arts, post-September 11th service delivery and advocacy, community legal services, and solidarity economies in New York City, the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, and Baltimore. Along the way, he was a clinical law professor for eight years in small business, community economic development, and entrepreneurship law clinics at the University of Baltimore School of Law, the George Washington University Law School, and the American University Washington College of Law.
Gilmore Khandhar, LLC has a deep portfolio of clients that include national non-profits, Black-led land sovereignty and cooperative initiatives, community-owned enterprises, liberatory philanthropy, and initiatives that center and are led by criminal justice system-impacted and formerly incarcerated community members.
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