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About Neil

Mr. Bhartia earned his Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law. While there, he served as President of the International Law Society, Editor for the Law Journal, Academic Fellow, and Student Ambassador. Prior to Syndicate Legal, Neil has worked in the legal department of the Screen Actors Guild where he was involved with arbitration between studios/producers and the Guild, and has also held positions with the Public Law Center in the area of consumer fraud, and Macey & Aleman, the largest consumer bankruptcy firm in the country, where he was Senior Attorney for their Glendale office. Additionally, he was a partner at Shatford Law and continues to be of counsel to that firm. Neil possesses a Bachelor of International Business degree from Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario), with a focus in International Management and Spanish. He completed his MBA with a triple-major in finance, real property development, and strategy from York University (Toronto, Ontario). He has broad international work and study experience in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Mexico. Along with finance, marketing, and business development positions, Neil has worked in industries ranging from military and high-tech to education. Neil is fluent in French and Spanish and currently heads the bankruptcy practice area. Mr. Bhartia is admitted to the State Bar of California, the US Federal Court, and the Central and Southern Districts of California. He is a member of the LA County Bar Association and volunteers with Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles

work Experience

Public Law Center Jan. 1, 2007 - Jan. 1, 2007
Law Clerk - Consumer Fraud

Screen Actors Guild Jan. 1, 2007 - Jan. 1, 2007
Legal Intern

Macey & Aleman,P.C./Legal Helpers, PC Jan. 1, 2009 - Jan. 1, 2009
Senior Attorney

Syndicate Legal Jan. 1, 2009 - Current
Managing Attorney

Neighborhoood Legal Services Jan. 1, 2010 - Current
Volunteer Attorney

school Education

Universidad de Monterrey - 2000
Lic. Estudios Internacionales (BIB)

Carleton University - 2000
Bachelor of International Business

Schulich School of Business - York University - 2003

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law - 2006
No degree provided

Chapman University School of Law - 2008
JD - Juris Doctor


Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
American Society of Legal Advocates

Certificate of Appreciation
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County

Certificate of Recognition
The United States Bankruptcy Court Central District of California

William J Lasarow Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service
Honorable Vincent P. Zurzolo

2017 Honor Roll of Pro Bono Volunteers
United States Bankruptcy Court Central District of California


Chapman University School of Law
2007 - Current

Volunteer Attorney
Neighborhood Legal Services Association
2010 - Current

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Production Editor

The Curse of the Flat Fee Agreement


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