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Siddharth Bahl

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Prior to obtaining his law degree, Sid Bahl worked in the financial services industry for seven years and obtained his M.B.A. He leverages his banking, business, and legal experience to advise publicly held and private companies in federal and state securities law compliance, stock exchange listing requirements, and corporate governance matters. He also conducts due diligence for securities offerings, completes legal research, and drafts offering materials, contracts, and other agreements.

Before joining Harter Secrest & Emery, Sid practiced as an associate with McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Federal Regulation of Securities Committee
      • FINRA Corporate Financing Rules Subcommittee
      • Investment Company and Investment Advisers Subcommittee
      • Proxy Statements and Business Combinations Subcommittee
      • Securities Law Opinions Subcommittee
      • Securities Registration Subcommittee
    • Member, State Regulation of Securities Committee
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
    • Member, Securities Regulation Committee
  • Member, Monroe County Bar Association
    • Chair and Member, Fee Arbitration Committee
    • Chair and Member, Value Discovery Committee
  • Member, Town of Webster Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Athletic Review Committee
  • Member, Make-A-Wish Foundation Western New York, Rochester New Leadership Council
  • Member, Development of Indian-American Leaders
  • Member, Harter Secrest & Emery Associates, Diversity, Pro Bono, Social, and United Way Committees and IT Task Force; Co-chair of “People of Color” Employee Resource Group
  • Volunteer Attorney, JustCause (formerly Volunteer Legal Services Project)
  • Volunteer and Wish Granter, Make-A-Wish Western New York
  • Experiential Facilitator, University of Rochester, Simon Business School
  • Former Member, Monroe County Bar Association, Executive Committee
  • Former Member, Monroe County Bar Association, Board of Trustees
  • Former Member, Monroe County Bar Association, Academy of Law Committee
  • Former Member, Foundation of the Monroe County Bar Association Board
  • Former Member, Monroe County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee
  • Former Co-Chair, New York State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting Program
  • Former Member, New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee – Seventh District Representative

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for Securities/Capital Markets Law, 2024
  • Recipient, “Forty Under 40” Award, Rochester Business Journal, 2022
  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2022-2023
  • Recipient, Monroe County Bar Association, Emerging Bar Leader Award, 2020
  • Recipient, “Up and Coming Attorneys” Award, The Daily Record, 2020

PRESENTATIONS

  • Panelist, “Networking: One Size Does Not Fit All,” Monroe County Bar Association, April 14, 2023
  • Co-Moderator, “Diversity and Inclusion Inside the NFL,” Monroe County Bar Association, June 23, 2022
  • Panelist, “Balancing the Scale of Life and Work: A Candid Discussion on Mental Health and Practice in the Legal Community,” Monroe County Bar Association, March 31, 2022
  • Co-Chair, “Everyday Ethics,” Monroe County Bar Association, May 29, 2018
  • Co-Chair, “I Wish I Had Known: Probate in Surrogate’s Court,” Monroe County Bar Association, April 18, 2018
  • Co-Chair, “Nuts & Bolts of Depositions: Tips, Perspectives, and Advice on Effective Deposition Practice,” Monroe County Bar Association, March 13, 2018
  • Co-Chair and Moderator, “Effective ADR: Getting the Most for Your Clients Without Resorting to Litigation,” Monroe County Bar Association, December 7, 2017
  • Chair and Moderator, “I Hate It When Lawyers…,” Monroe County Bar Association, September 28, 2017

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York

CLERKSHIP

  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Andrea R. Wood, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Thérèse Wiley Dancks, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

EDUCATION

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D.
  • Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, M.S.
  • University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Management, M.B.A.
  • Suffolk University, B.A.

Prior to obtaining his law degree, Sid Bahl worked in the financial services industry for seven years and obtained his M.B.A. He leverages his banking, business, and legal experience to advise publicly held and private companies in federal and state securities law compliance, stock exchange listing requirements, and corporate governance matters. He also conducts due diligence for securities offerings, completes legal research, and drafts offering materials, contracts, and other agreements.

Before joining Harter Secrest & Emery, Sid practiced as an associate with McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Federal Regulation of Securities Committee
      • FINRA Corporate Financing Rules Subcommittee
      • Investment Company and Investment Advisers Subcommittee
      • Proxy Statements and Business Combinations Subcommittee
      • Securities Law Opinions Subcommittee
      • Securities Registration Subcommittee
    • Member, State Regulation of Securities Committee
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
    • Member, Securities Regulation Committee
  • Member, Monroe County Bar Association
    • Chair and Member, Fee Arbitration Committee
    • Chair and Member, Value Discovery Committee
  • Member, Town of Webster Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Athletic Review Committee
  • Member, Make-A-Wish Foundation Western New York, Rochester New Leadership Council
  • Member, Development of Indian-American Leaders
  • Member, Harter Secrest & Emery Associates, Diversity, Pro Bono, Social, and United Way Committees and IT Task Force; Co-chair of “People of Color” Employee Resource Group
  • Volunteer Attorney, JustCause (formerly Volunteer Legal Services Project)
  • Volunteer and Wish Granter, Make-A-Wish Western New York
  • Experiential Facilitator, University of Rochester, Simon Business School
  • Former Member, Monroe County Bar Association, Executive Committee
  • Former Member, Monroe County Bar Association, Board of Trustees
  • Former Member, Monroe County Bar Association, Academy of Law Committee
  • Former Member, Foundation of the Monroe County Bar Association Board
  • Former Member, Monroe County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee
  • Former Co-Chair, New York State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting Program
  • Former Member, New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee – Seventh District Representative

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for Securities/Capital Markets Law, 2024
  • Recipient, “Forty Under 40” Award, Rochester Business Journal, 2022
  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2022-2023
  • Recipient, Monroe County Bar Association, Emerging Bar Leader Award, 2020
  • Recipient, “Up and Coming Attorneys” Award, The Daily Record, 2020

PRESENTATIONS

  • Panelist, “Networking: One Size Does Not Fit All,” Monroe County Bar Association, April 14, 2023
  • Co-Moderator, “Diversity and Inclusion Inside the NFL,” Monroe County Bar Association, June 23, 2022
  • Panelist, “Balancing the Scale of Life and Work: A Candid Discussion on Mental Health and Practice in the Legal Community,” Monroe County Bar Association, March 31, 2022
  • Co-Chair, “Everyday Ethics,” Monroe County Bar Association, May 29, 2018
  • Co-Chair, “I Wish I Had Known: Probate in Surrogate’s Court,” Monroe County Bar Association, April 18, 2018
  • Co-Chair, “Nuts & Bolts of Depositions: Tips, Perspectives, and Advice on Effective Deposition Practice,” Monroe County Bar Association, March 13, 2018
  • Co-Chair and Moderator, “Effective ADR: Getting the Most for Your Clients Without Resorting to Litigation,” Monroe County Bar Association, December 7, 2017
  • Chair and Moderator, “I Hate It When Lawyers…,” Monroe County Bar Association, September 28, 2017

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York

CLERKSHIP

  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Andrea R. Wood, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Thérèse Wiley Dancks, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

EDUCATION

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D.
  • Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, M.S.
  • University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Management, M.B.A.
  • Suffolk University, B.A.
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