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Overview

Arooj’s practice focuses on corporate governance and M&A, where she represents public and private companies as well as private equity firms in a variety of domestic and cross-border transactions and internal reorganizations.

Arooj has drafted and reviewed buy- and sell-side mergers, divestitures and acquisitions for domestic and international clients. This includes dispositions, carve-outs, joint ventures and other direct investments, such as debt and equity offerings. She has assisted private equity funds with making portfolio equity investments in broad range of businesses, with particular focus on industrial manufacturing facilities and technology-enabled service businesses.

She has also assisted privately held companies with negotiating the sale or minority ownership stake of their companies to strategic buyers, industry consolidators and private equity firms. She has assisted publicly held companies acquire strategic target companies, as well as negotiate commercial third-party agreements.

Arooj routinely advises national and international clients in major internal restructuring transactions, including initiatives to unwind subsidiaries or otherwise rationalize complex corporate structures. She has also drafted and negotiated commercial contracts for clients in various business sectors, including licenses, equipment leases, independent contractor agreements, and sales and services agreements.


Industries

Services

Recognition

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2019

Education

  • J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
    • with Honors
    • Diversity Merit Scholarship
    • Dean's List
    • UMKC Law Review, Managing Editor
  • B.S. & B.A., University of Kansas
    • with Honors
    • Journalism, Political Science

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Texas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • American Health Law Association

Languages

  • Urdu, fluent
  • Hindi, conversant
  • Punjabi, conversant
Experience

Mergers and Acquistions

  • Advised Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. on forming $608 million joint venture with Abengoa, S.A., of Spain for international development and construction of clean energy and water infrastructure assets.
  • Represented private equity firm in acquisition of manufacturer of dock, warehouse and industrial safety equipment manufacturer and several follow-on acquisitions, including one cross-border acquisition.
  • Represented private equity firm in acquisition of distributor of assembly line equipment.
  • Represented private equity firm in acquisitions of telecommunications and IT solutions provider and several follow-on acquisitions.
  • Represented the shareholders of healthcare software company in sale to private equity firm.
  • Represented national and international clients in major internal restructuring transactions, including initiatives to unwind subsidiaries or otherwise rationalize complex corporate structures.

Corporate Governance

  • Assisted private equity firm with corporate matters for portfolio companies, including preparation of minutes, resolutions, and formation and continuation of all subsidiaries.
  • Drafted and negotiated commercial contracts for clients in various business sectors, including licenses, equipment leases, independent contractor agreements, sales and services agreements.
Outside the Office

Arooj likes to explore faraway destinations and, at home, enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.

She has traveled to Italy, France, Switzerland and the U.K., and vacationed in Bora Bora. On her travels, Arooj enjoys exploring, hiking and trying new cuisines. She even swam with sharks in the Pacific Ocean.

At home, Arooj and her husband are foodies, so she loves to experiment with new recipes. She spends much of her personal time with her young son.

Community Leadership

Arooj co-founded a domestic abuse charity and represents pro bono clients.

Arooj helped establish the nonprofit entity Breathe Hope Inc, an organization that assists domestic abuse victims in finding work, shelter and support. She strongly believes in the organization’s mission and has served on the board of directors since its inception in 2018.

In addition, she represents pro bono clients in Missouri courts to assure that a legal guardian is appointed for either a child or an adult who does not have the capacity to make decisions. Arooj also provides legal assistance to organizations wanting to create nonprofit documentation and stay in compliance with nonprofit rules.

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