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Admitted to practice in Michigan and Federal courts in Ohio and Illinois. Special Admissions nationally, for clients as requested, spanning from New Jersey to North Carolina and Texas
J.D., University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 1995
B.A., Albion College (Honors-With Distinction), 1992
Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2009)
Oakland County Bar Association (Circuit Court Committee, 2002)
State Bar of Michigan, Intellectual Law Section
Federal Bar Association (Co-Chair - Law School Initiative, 2008-2009)
Michigan South Asian Bar Association, President (2010-2011)
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Mahesh K. Nayak concentrates his practice in litigation and business law.
Mahesh has been regularly profiled in newspapers, business publications and radio media.
Mahesh regularly counsels businesses ranging from banks, physicians practices, automotive manufacturers and suppliers, retail and services clients, and IT providers in wide ranging day-to-day operational issues spanning from employment and immigration matters, contract drafting and negotiation, corporate formation, maintenance of trade secrets and intellectual property, liability deterrence, and tax planning.
Mahesh has successfully represented Fortune 500 corporations, government bodies, small business and individuals alike in matters ranging from corporate and shareholder disputes, patent infringement, environmental class actions, real estate disputes, employment and non-compete disputes, and commercial litigation under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Mahesh has substantial experience in cross-border dispute. In cutting edge litigation, Mahesh has been retained by one of the world’s most recognizable and famous rock bands in entertainment law matters pertaining to trademark infringement and copyright bootlegging. Mahesh has also gained expertise in the area of e-commerce dealing with cyber squatters in internet domain name litigation.
Mahesh was born in India, and has been a life long resident of Michigan. As leader of Clark Hill’s India Practice Group, Mahesh has represented both Indian business expanding into the United States and overseen the firm’s North American clients’ interests in India. For more on the firm's India Practice, go to: www.clarkhill.com/IndiaInitiative.aspx. Clark Hill's India Initiative has gained worldwide attention and praise from leading international legal journals.
Mahesh was an Assistant Attorney General with the Michigan Attorney General’s Office from 1997 to 1999. Prior to this position, he served as a criminal prosecutor with the Wayne County (Detroit, Michigan) Prosecutor’s Office.
Detroit Chamber of Commerce (Graduate Leadership Detroit, 1999)
President, Troy Foundation for Educational Excellence (2009-2010)
Legal Counsel and Advisor, Bharatiya Temple
Legal Counsel and Advisor, Michigan Association of Physicians India
Vice President, India League of America, 1997
Chair, India Practice Group
Member, Firm Diversity Committee
Konkani (Indian dialect)
Daimler Chrysler Services v The Provident Bank, 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16596 (N.D. Ohio)
Crown Enterprises v EIPC, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42423 (E.D. Mich).
Mr. Nayak can be reached from outside of U.S. at 011 91 (248) 988-5868.