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Nalini Mahadevan


Nalini S. Mahadevan is the Principal Attorney with MLO Law LLC and has been in practice since 2003, specializing in Immigration, Estate Planning, Special Needs and Elder Law. Her clientele includes both corporate and individuals. She is outside General Counsel for Phinix Group of Companies and Alderperson, City of Frontenac, Missouri. Nalini’s career started off as a corporate lawyer in India before relocating to the United States. She holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting, a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Mumbai, India, an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and a JD from Saint Louis University. She is a member of the Missouri Bar, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL), and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Elder Counsel and Wealth Counsel.


Nalini is passionate about community development and volunteers her time as an advisor to several local non-profits – The Arya Foundation, The Hindu Temple of St Louis, and South Asian Women Empowerment Regional Association St Louis (SAWERAA) to mention a few. A 2014 graduate of Leadership St. Louis, she also taught Law Practice Management and Immigration Law as an Adjunct Professor at Saint Louis University School of Law. She was the Chair of the Missouri Bar Immigration Committee and one of the founding members of the South Asian Bar Association of Metropolitan St Louis (SABA). She is a well-respected attorney with a great sense of humor making her a frequent speaker for the Missouri Bar and BAMSL. Nalini is no stranger to the world of social media - she blogs, tweets and has informational videos on YouTube talking on useful topics related to the areas of her law practice. Her book, ‘How to Start a Law Practice and Succeed’, a primer for new lawyers and those transitioning from a large law firm is based on her personal experience. This book is available on Amazon.