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Afzal Karim is a member of the firm’s Corporate Services Department where he advises and represents clients in matters involving general business and corporate transactions.

Prior to joining BGD, Afzal served as Summer Law Clerk for Winston-Salem City Attorney’s Office, where he researched the legality of property takings involving the city’s power of eminent domain, filed service mark applications, and analyzed and edited contracts between the city and private actors. He was also a research assistant for Prof. Omari Simmons, where he prepared memoranda summarizing the global impact of Delaware corporate law and conducted original research on the educational paths of minorities for a forthcoming book on educational policy.

Afzal earned his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law and his undergraduate from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a law student, he was the recipient of the Law Dean’s Scholarship, and a member of the Journal of Business & Intellectual Property Law.

Career Highlights


  • Law Dean’s Scholarship


Professional Affiliations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Journal of Business & Intellectual Property Law, member

Former Employment

  • Summer Associate, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, 2015
  • Summer Law Clerk, Winston-Salem City Attorney’s Office, 2014
  • Research Assistant, Prof. Omari Simmons, Wake Forest University School of Law, 2014

Community Involvement

Professional Leadership

  • Committee Member, IndyBar Diversity Job Fair

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • Habitat for Humanity, 2015
  • Give a Kid a Coat Campaign, 2014-2015


Contributions & Published Works


  • “Practicing Law in Indiana: When Family Law Intersects with Business, Estate Planning & Ethics,” Indiana Lawyer CLE, December 5, 2017



University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. Political Science, African American Studies, highest distinction, 2013
Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2016

  • Indiana, 2016
  • Hindi
  • Urdi
  • Pashto
  • Punjabi
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