Taft Chicago partner Payal Keshvani was recognized as one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch” for 2022 by Law Bulletin, publisher of Chicago Lawyer magazine, and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Honorees selected exemplify intelligence, passion, success in their field, a desire to make a change in their community, and a strong work ethic. View the feature here.
In the profile, Keshvani is described as “an exceptional lawyer and a fantastic mentor...diligent, tireless, and always goes the extra mile to deliver exemplary results.” Additionally, “her varied experience coupled with her dedication truly makes her not only a unique lawyer but a trusted one.”
Keshvani represents business clients in a wide variety of areas, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, regulatory matters, and debt and equity issuances. In addition, she provides pro bono services to the Chicago Architecture Biennial and acts as its Secretary and Outside Counsel. Keshvani serves on the board for Alternatives, Inc., an inclusive, multi-cultural youth development organization that provides a safe space through restorative justice and behavioral health services for thousands of Chicago’s young people and their families. She has also been named to Crain’s Chicago Business’ 2022 list of Notable Women in Law.
Keshvani joins other Taft Chicago attorneys who have been recognized by Law Bulletin, including Liz Butler (2021), Daniel Saeedi (2021), Jonathan Amarilio (2018), Roshan Shrestha (2016), A. Thomas Skallas (2013), Michael Jurasek (2010), and Ian Fisher (2008).