Clark Hill Attorney Mahesh K. Nayak Featured in Detroit Free Press

Dec 15, 2008

BIRMINGHAM , MI Clark Hill attorney Mahesh K. Nayak was featured in Detroit Free Press article, “Clark Hill law firm focuses on India .” Nayak’s article highlighted India as an opportunity for businesses to enter into the global market. Clark Hill’s India practice group, lead by Nayak, has been bridging the geographical gap for Michigan companies wanting to start up a business in India or expand upon their current business. Clark Hill also serves as a port of entry for Indian businesses entering the U.S. Market, from Southeastern Michigan to the Midwest and throughout the 50 states. The firm has well established relationships with top investment bankers, accountants, and other related professionals providing Indian businesses with immediate and turn-key solutions immediately upon entering the United States . Click here to read the article in its entirety.

Mahesh K. Nayak concentrates his practice in litigation and business law.

Mr. Nayak 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.

Mr. Nayak 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). In cutting edge litigation, Mr. Nayak 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. Mr. Nayak has also gained expertise in the area of e-commerce dealing with cyber squatters in internet domain name litigation.

Mr. Nayak was born in India , and has been a life long resident of Michigan . As leader of Clark Hill’s India Practice Group, Mr. Nayak has represented both Indian business expanding into the United States and overseen the firm’s North American clients’ interests in India .

Mr. Nayak 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.

In law school, Mr. Nayak was on the Moot Court National Trial Team and received the Best Oral Advocate Award in 1993. Mr. Nayak was also an editorial staff member and staff writer for the Michigan Business Law Journal. He has since authored articles focused on litigation for national continuing legal education publications.

Community Involvement

Detroit Chamber of Commerce (Graduate Leadership Detroit, 1999)

Trustee, Troy Foundation for Educational Excellence (Secretary, 2008-2009)

Legal Counsel and Advisor, Bharatiya Temple

Legal Counsel and Advisor, Michigan Association of Physicians India

Vice President , India League of America , 1997

Firm Responsibilities

Chair, India Practice Group



Konkani (Indian dialect)

Representative Cases

Daimler Chrysler Services v The Provident Bank, 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16596 (N.D. Ohio) September 12, 2003.

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.

Since 1890, Clark Hill PLC has been serving the business, government, and personal needs of clients. Clark Hill has offices in Detroit , Birmingham , Grand Rapids , and Lansing , Michigan , Chicago , Illinois and Washington , DC . Clark Hill is a full service law firm with more than 180 attorneys and professionals. For more information, visit