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"Minority Powerbrokers Q&A: Nexsen Pruet's Tushar Chikhliker"


February 23, 2015

On February 23, Law360 profiled Nexsen Pruet's Tushar Chikhliker for its "Minority Powerbrokers Q&A" series.

The legal industry publication wrote that he represents "a number of economic development incentive arrangements, including grants, worker training programs and various tax reductions, credits and exemptions....(and) in implementing multiple financing vehicles."

Chikhliker, who leads the Economic Development team at Nexsen Pruet, shared some perspective on being an Indian-American who is charting his path in an evolving legal community. An excerpt:

...clients along the way may very well have questioned my abilities (or their ability to communicate with me) upon meeting me — I have tried not to worry myself with how a new client might view me at the outset of a matter. Rather, I have always been more focused on how that client views me at the conclusion of the matter. Your performance can’t affect the former, but it most certainly can affect the latter.

Read more from Law360.

In November of 2014, Tushar Chikhliker traveled to India as part of Governor Nikki Haley's delegation of South Carolina business leaders. He is active in the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association as well as the Committee of 100, a volunteer marketing group that promotes economic development in central South Carolina.  

Also, he chairs the Nexsen Pruet Recruiting and Retention Committee and is a member of the firm's Diversity Committee, which works to promote diversity within the legal profession.