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Raja is the Chair of the Hotel, Hospitality, and Franchising Practice Group and previous chair of the Banking and Finance Practice Group. He has a multidisciplinary practice that concentrates on commercial real estate, finance, mergers and acquisitions, franchising, general contract and business law. He regularly negotiates and documents for financings, leases, corporate formation and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, equity investments and a broad array of commercial agreements and business documents.

Raja assists clients ranging from relatively small start-up companies to large publicly traded corporations. He counsels clients in a variety of industries, including hotels and hospitality, financial institutions, retail, software development, senior and post-acute care facilities, healthcare, real estate development, franchising and distribution, restaurant, energy and natural resources and manufacturing.

In addition to his law practice, Raja is an active member of various organizations including The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), The Indian Professional Council, Louisville Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Greater Louisville International Professionals. Additionally, he is a member of the Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana Board of Directors and the Leadership Lexington Program Class of 2009.

Career Highlights


  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2018-2020, in the field of Real Estate Law
  • Named to Louisville Magazine “Top Lawyers” List in the area of Project Finance Law, 2016


Professional Affiliations

  • Asian American Hotel Owners Association
  • The Indian Professional Council
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Greater Louisville International Professionals

Community Involvement

Professional Leadership

  • Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, Board of Directors
  • Leadership Lexington, Class of 2009


Contributions & Published Works

  • Co-Author, “When the Clock Strikes on Asbestos Claims,” ABI Journal, March 2009
  • Co-Author, “Kentucky Lending Law: A Guide for Commercial Lenders and Businesses,” American Bar Association, Business Law Section, 2005
  • Co-Author, “Commercial Leases: Three Important Issues to Consider,” Business First, Vol. 22, No. 20, December 23, 2005
  • Co-Author, “Automatic Stay: Violations, Remedies and Sanctions,” Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute, April 13, 2004
  • Co-Author, “Assumption and Rejection of Unexpired Leases and Executory Contracts,” Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute, April 13, 2004
  • Author, “Will Your D&O Policy Leave you High and Dry in Bankruptcy,” Findlaw, November 2004



Vanderbilt University, Economics, B.A., 1998

Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2003

Washington University, Olin School of Business, M.B.A., 2003

  • Kentucky, 2003
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