Kindness, respect, and transparency drive attorney Neema Nakhayee’s passion for a superior client experience. As a key member of Equinox Business Law Group’s Corporate Counsel team, he provides holistic legal counsel to all clients while also addressing their essential business goals.
Neema’s mission is to help every business owner navigate the complexities of the laws that govern their businesses. In doing so, Neema helps business owners flourish while creating a safer & more successful future for businesses. He keeps clients on track for success by leveraging his background and experience in contract drafting, employment law compliance, corporate governance, and corporate structure.
Neema has been immersed in the small business world since childhood. He watched as his parents put their blood, sweat, and tears into their small business to support his family. Those experiences pushed Neema to dedicate his life to making the lives of small business owners easier.
Fueled by the drive and passion of his parents, Neema attended the University of Washington’s (UW) Foster School of Business and School of Law. In his first year of law school, Neema partnered with two members of Seattle’s thriving start-up community to create a social network for business professionals. Through that professional network, Neema helped to educate aspiring entrepreneurs and peers on the value of having legal support from the inception of a business through to exit planning strategies. Additionally, Neema was a founding member and vice president of both the Minority Law Student Association and the Sports and Entertainment Law Association at the University of Washington.
Neema started his career as a legal intern at the UW Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, providing critical early-stage legal and business counseling to technology entrepreneurs, small business owners, social entrepreneurs, and nonprofits. After working at several Seattle-based technology start-up companies, Neema was drawn to Equinox’s General Counsel model. At Equinox, Neema works to provide all-encompassing legal support for business owners. His dedication to proactive legal counsel helps business owners find solutions to business challenges and plan for the future.
Outside of the office, Neema spends time with his family and friends as well as playing and watching sports. He is an avid soccer, basketball, and football fan, participating in friendly competition whenever he can. Neema is also fluent in Farsi and welcomes the opportunity to chat with business owners about legal counsel’s value.