Sri S. Selvakumar , M.A., LL.M.,

Advocate

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Profile

      Sri. Selvakumar is one of the most sought-after Advocates in matters dealing with Property transactions and his Opinions carry a special weightage with the general public, banks and builders.He also handles various civil matters in all kinds of Tribunals like City Civil Courts, High Courts, Debt Recovery Tribunals etc.

      Sri S. Selvakumar, M.A., LL.M., MBA, is one of the leading Advocates in Bangalore and he has been rendering useful legal services to the public since 1984 by enlightening them about the intricacies involved in property transactions. An expert in Property and Banking Laws and other legal areas which include civil, criminal, service matters, corporate matters etc. he has been creating awareness among the public about property dealings and other legal aspects through his informative Articles which have been published in leading newspapers, interviews in T.V Channels, the monthly magazine “Real Estate Reporter”, in addition to providing acceptable legal solutions to the problems of his clients.

Sri S. Selvakumar,M.A., LL.M., MBA,

      Sri S. Selvakumar,M.A., LL.M., MBA, is one of the leading Advocates in Bangalore and he has been rendering useful legal services to the public since 1984 by enlightening them about the intricacies involved in property transactions to save them from the clutches of unhealthy elements. He is an expert in Property and Banking Laws and other legal areas which include civil, criminal, service matters, corporate matters etc.


      He has been creating awareness among the public about property dealings and other legal aspects through his informative Articles which have been published in leading newspapers, through interviews in T.V Channels, through the monthly magazine known as Real Estate Reporter, by publicising latest property market rates in newspapers and by providing acceptable legal solutions to the problems of his clients.


      Sri. Selvakumar is one of the most sought-after Advocates in matters dealing with Property transactions and his Opinions carry a special weightage with the general public, banks and builders. He skillfully handles his clientele by using the most appropriate techniques and scrutinizes the documents meticulously in a scientific manner, prepares the Scrutiny Reports, Conveyance Deeds and related Documents with utmost perfection. He also handles various civil matters in all kinds of Tribunals like City Civil Courts, High Courts, Debt Recovery Tribunals etc.

ACADEMICS

      Sri Selvakumar, apart from being an Expert Advocate, has acquired many more degrees from various Universities. It was his interest in education. The degrees that he has deserved from different universities are given below: B.A. from Madras University,
M.A. from Madras University,
BGL from Bangalore University,
LL.B from Bangalore University,
LL.M from Bangalore University,
MBA from Madras University.

COLUMNIST IN DAILIES:

      Sri Selvakumar has been writing Articles as a Regular Columnist to various leading daily newspapers in circulation in Bangalore on topics of Public interest concerning Property documentation and other legal topics, in a simple and educative manner.


      The daily newspapers which have utilized the services of Sri Selvakumar include Deccan Herald, Indian Express, Times of India, Financial Express, Economic Times.


EDITOR

      Sri Selvakumar is the Editor of Real Estate Reporter, the monthly Magazine which has been the pioneer in Property magazines, and has been highlighting the developments that are taking place in the Country in Banking and Real Estate Sectors and the Problems that are encountered by the public, through vivid articles.

      The magazine has been in circulation for over a decade and the articles published in it are very useful to the people at large.

INTERVIEWS

      Sri Selvakumar is the most sought after person by the media i.e. the newspapers and television in which he is interviewed very often and more so when any property related issues or sensational changes happen.

SERVICES TO PROPERTY DEVELOPERS AND BUILDERS

      Sri Selvakumar is the First Choice Advocate to various renowned Property Developers and Builders because of his rich and varied experience coupled with Masterly knowledge on Property Law. more

Specialization

Real Estate / Property Matters

      The Real Estate team of Universal Legal consists of specialist lawyers advising on structuring, negotiating, documenting and executing real estate transactions. Members of our team have assisted developers, landowners, corporations and private clients in connection with acquiring, selling, leasing and licensing Industrial, commercial and residential property.

More specifically our areas of practice include:


  • Acquisition, sale and disposal of property, whether carried out individually or through real estate companies and/or funds

  • Real estate funds

  • Construction, development and re-development projects

  • Project finance

  • Special Economic Zones

  • Specialized contracts, commercial or hotel related projects

  • Leases, licenses, agency, property and facility management

  • Business conducting and revenue sharing arrangements

  • Due diligence and title certification

Banking and Finance

      Banking and restructuring have been core practice areas of our Legal Firm's High Court Advocate and Supreme Court Advocate. The High Court Advocate and Supreme Court Advocate in our Legal Firm provide legal advice & legal services in India for Debt Recovery Tribunal, Credit Debt, Debt Management, Debt Relief, Debt Advice, Debt Solution, Debt Settlement, Bad Debt, Debt Consolidation, Debt Recovery, Debt Collection, India Debt, Debt Equity, Debt Ratio, Debt Market, Debt fund, OTS: One Time Settlement & NPA: Non-Performing Assets

      The High Court Advocate and Supreme Court Advocate in our Legal Firm advice clients on drafting of various banking documents and provide legal opinions on various law related matters and represent them in the courts of Delhi, Mumbai, Guwahati and Bangalore.

      Banking Law covers a wide variety of topics relating to the regulation of banks, bank officials, and non-bank institutions that offer bank services. It involves such issues as deposit and trust accounts, state laws that protect consumers financially, the prohibition against discrimination in the allocation of credit, electronic banking and fund transfer systems, limitations on the disclosure of confidential financial information, and credit card agreements and services.

Intellectual Property Law

      The Intellectual Property, Communications and Technology team at Universal Legal have advised both national and international clients in identifying, protecting and enforcing their Intellectual Property (IP) and Information Technology (IT) works.

      Our IP practice is broad ranging, from all aspects of patent, trademark, and copyright law and related aspects of IP law. Members of the team undertake full range of IP services including procedural filings, registrations, searches, inspection, protection & enforcement, negotiations, licensing, assignments, franchising, advise and representation in all types of IP claims, disputes and litigation.

Corporate&CommercialMatters

      The Corporate & Commercial team of Universal Legal has advised on a number of diverse transactions. Members of our team have acted on behalf of venture capitalists, private equity funds, banks, financial institutions, acquirers and sellers in transactions.

      We have provided on-going support to our clients at all stages of a company's activities from incorporation, business development and restructuring. Further, we have also represented clients in structuring, drafting, negotiating and finalizing of transaction documentation.

We advise on
  • Indian legal adviser for all services in banking laws in India

  • DRT and DRAT matters

  • Negotiable Instruments Act matters, Cheque bouncing matters

  • FEMA compliances

  • Bank loan matters

  • NBFC compliances

  • Asset Management

  • Banking Regulation Law

  • Bank Merger and Acquisition

  • Consortium lending

  • Debt securities

  • Establishment/Closure of banking office

  • Foreign exchange

  • Leasing and asset finance

  • Loan documentation

  • Restructuring and compliances

  • Securitization of movable and immovable assets

  • Trade finance

Scrutiny of Documents

      Initial steps towards property purchase , Scrutiny of title deeds of the property is the first and foremost exercise the purchaser's advocate has to undertake before entering into an agreement with the seller.

      A clean and marketable title, free from all doubts and encumbrances vested with physical possession, is very important. The ownership of the titleholder can be traced from the title deeds and revenue records.

Criminal Matters

      Criminal cases relating to Customs, Central Excise prosecutions, Prevention of Corruption Act, white collared economic offences including the offences against the State such as defined in Indian Penal Code. Negotiable Instruments Act, Private Complaints like Domestic Violence Act, Women Harassment Act, Defamation Cases etc.,

      We are also specialized in obtaining Bail and Anticipatry Bail and appearance before the Magistrate Court till Supreme Court for defending the interest of litigant. We are also conducting the criminal trial and quash petitions and appeals before the appellate courts

NRI matters
Foreign Direct Investment
Company law
NRI Provisions:
Joint Ventures:

      An agreement between two companies from different countries or two countries for mutual help is known as Joint venture. Joint Venture is an agreement for mutual help and benefit. It is a type of partnership between countries at international level. Joint means together and venture means project.

  • Match Making

  • Joint Venture Options & Planning

  • Drafting Joint Venture

Contracts & Agreements

  • Incorporating company, subsidiary, or joint venture

  • Corporate Structuring & Tax planning

  • Cultural Training

  • Employee Agreements & Policies

  • All other requirements in Outsourcing.

Labour, Industrial And Service Laws

      Labour-Management disputes, Industrial unrest, employment and service contracts, appointment, service conditions of the labour, Payment of minimum wages, Bonus, Pension, Gratuity, and medical allowances, Payment of compensation to the workmen who suffered during the course of employment, Disciplinary actions, conducting Domestic enquiries, questioning.


      And defending the terminations, Promotions of the employees, workmen, and staffs in the industrial establishments and Government service of both State and Central in the Labour Court Labour welfare Officer, Conciliation meetings convened by the Labour Commissioner, High Court and Industrial and Administrative Tribunals.

Legal Documentations.

      Tuning to the real estate market strategy entering an agreement for purchase, sale, investment and accordingly conveyancing and drafting the suitable documents for lease, renting, mortgage, sale, settlement, gifts and power of attorney.

      Construction of Multi-Storied Buildings of commercial and residential character and assisting in the marketing of the same and post purchase agreements lease or contract for service apartments etc are managed effectively.

Civil Matters

      All Civil Suits pertaining to Partition Suits, Injunction Suits, Money Suits, Specific Performance Suits, Ejectment Suit, Suits relating to Partnership, Contract, Rent Control Cases, issues relating to House-owner and Tenant, Fixation of Fair Rent etc.,

Clients

      Sri Selvakumar has been topping the Panel of Legal Advisors for various Public Sector as well as Private Sector Banks including Schedule Commercial Banks and other Financial Institutions, more than 200 Builders and Developers as regular clients for the last several years and is providing his Expert Legal Opinion on various complex legal issues.

CLIENTS

      A Client's list of Sri. Selvakumar, which would depict of renowned Property Developers and Builders of Bangalore and he is also empanelled as Legal Advisor in the following Banks:

  • Axis Bank

  • Bank of Baroda

  • Canara Bank

  • Canfin Homes

  • City Union Bank

  • Corporation Bank

  • Deutsche Post Bank

  • Danalakshmi Bank

  • First Blue Home Finance Ltd

  • Indian Bank

  • Indian Overseas Bank

  • ING Vysya Bank

  • Karnataka Bank

  • Lakshmi Vilas Bank

SERVICES TO PROPERTY DEVELOPERS AND BUILDERS:

      Sri Selvakumar is the First Choice Advocate to various renowned Property Developers and Builders because of his rich and varied of last 33 years experience coupled with Masterly knowledge on Property Law. Not only this, Sri Selvakumar has his clients individuals of High Net Worth.

Publications

PURCHASE OF FLATS

      Apartment culture is gradually getting established in all metro cities and people are purchasing flats as they provide security and community living.

      Purchase of flats/apartments is an altogether different transaction from that of purchase of an independent house. In addition to the multiple laws governing immovable property transactions, the Apartment Ownership Act and Rules play a very crucial role in the purchase of flats. In addition to the owner, the builder and promoter also comes in to the picture and purchaser also finds it difficult to understand the concept of super built up-area, carpet area, common area, amenities, undivided share, formation of housing Cooperative Societies etc.

      This book is a comprehensive one and deals in detail the property laws, taxation selection of a good builder, the Karnataka Apartment Ownership Act 1972. The Apartment Owners Association Bye-laws etc., in a nutshell this book is a compendium for the purchase of flats/apartments, which deals with all the aspects concerning the Apartments/Flats in a comprehensive and simple manner.

PURCHASE OF PROPERTY

      This book is a guide and reference book, for the benefit of those engaged in buying and selling, the students of law and the people at large. This book is unique in as much as that it covers important and useful topics for information and guidance of investors. This book elaborately deals with the intricacies involved in buying a property and it takes the readers who may be a layman, step by step in various procedures involved in buying a property.

      The various steps involved like selection of location, selecting the builder, care to be taken in buying sites, scrutiny of title deeds, various legal provisions in case of property, giving notice before purchase, availing finance tax aspects etc. Once a person goes through this book, it gives him a clear picture about the purchasing the property.

LEGAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON PROPERTY MATTERS

      The laws governing immovable property transactions are complex. There is a wide range of citations facing vider range of problems pertaining to property transactions. The doubts of each and every person are often unique and different and they expect anadvocate to give competent advice and guidance to the clients.

      They don't need an elaborate legal commentary which often confuses them.This book is aimed at making the things simpler for the common man. It serves as a useful guide for those who have doubt about a particular problem and they can find answers to their doubts. This is in question and answers form and presents the property laws in simple understandable language, while dealing with the general areas of interest for the lay person.

HAND BOOK OF REGISTRATION

      This book covers the various aspects or registration and steps involved in registration. It gives useful information to the readers by dealing with various Acts connected with Registration of all kinds of document and specifically deals elaborately important provisions of Laws and Karnataka Stamp Act, Karnataka Registration Rules, Karnataka Municipality Act, Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act, Karnataka Panchayath Raj and also the jurisdiction of various Sub Registrar Offices.

      This book is a ready reckoner for not only the general public, but also for advocates, developers, Promoters property consultants, document writers and real estate agents who benefit immensely from this.


REAL ESTATE REPORTER, A MONTHLY MAGAZINE:

      Shri Selvakumar is the editor of Real Estate Reporter, a comprehensive monthly magazine publishing the topics of public interest concerning the property developments in Bangalore and also in the Country for over a decade uninterruptedly.

      It has been found to be useful by the General Public, Developers, Housing Finance Institutions, Advocates, Real Estate Agents, Property Consultants, Architects and Civil Engineers, for updating their knowledge in the property matters.

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Advocate S. Selvakumar, MA, LL.B, Bangalore.