Vilas Dhar is an attorney, business strategist, and entrepreneur with a passion for deploying innovative models and disruptive technologies that deliver rich social returns.
As a co-founder at Dhar Law, LLP, Vilas has built a platform for socially conscious legal engagement. The firm is committed to “community lawyering” - balancing niche practices in sophisticated corporate representation, real estate, and complex litigation with a broad pro bono and reduced fee practice representing those with limited access to legal services. Vilas provides nuanced counsel on a variety of international and local matters, including business formation and governance, regulatory compliance, equity, debt, and alternative-structure investments, and public and private exits, and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Superlawyers Magazine.
Beyond legal counsel, Vilas has a track record of empowering non-profits, businesses, and governments to succeed in a variety of fields. Some recent and ongoing consulting engagements include: building a team of academics and practitioners to equip Haitian police officers and prosecutors to combat human trafficking; working with senior management to pivot an industry leading company to a brand new business vertical; developing an online community of interest with an anticipated membership of over 100,000; serving as an advisor on a series of technology products and business models being deployed in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa; and demonstrating the viability of new models of community entrepreneurship by personally launching the first in a series of “pop-up” businesses in the Boston area.
Specialties :People who are passionate. People who are driven to make the world a better place. People who believe in building movements, change, and value, not just balance sheets. People with the right idea who just need a little help shaping it. People who care. Let’s talk.