Sima Ali, Esq.
With more than two decades of diverse professional experience, Sima Ali holds an impeccable reputation as both a lawyer and a highly successful entrepreneur and businesswoman. As principal attorney of Ali Law Group P.C., she leads a New York boutique firm that provides a full range of representative services in labor and employment law. Sima offers an exemplary level of personalized service, working closely with each client to provide an in-depth understanding of current laws and regulations and to develop a proactive approach to labor and employment issues.
Throughout her childhood, Sima admired the independence of her mother as well as the entrepreneurial spirit of her father. Although she grew up to be a combination of them both, she never tried to model herself after someone else, as her goal was to always set her own path. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University’s New York School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Sima enrolled at George Washington University of Law, where she graduated with a Juris Doctorate. She then went on to be admitted to the New York Bar and to the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Sima’s career as an attorney has been focused on labor and employment law. At the beginning of her legal career, Sima worked on the union/plaintiff side of labor and employment law and later worked at a defense firm, gaining experience in both sides of the law while juggling her professional duties along with her responsibilities as the mother of three children. By the time her youngest child approached kindergarten, she had employed 20 different au pairs, nannies, and babysitters, and she knew something had to change. Sima needed flexibility, but she also wanted to be exceptional at her job. As a result, she chose to start her own labor and employment law practice and to incorporate a remote-work concept into her company.
With over 15 years of experience, Sima started Ali Law Group in 2010. Women who were also balancing work and children naturally gravitated toward the firm’s structure, which quickly grew to four attorneys and an office manager. Focusing on the management/employer side of labor and employment law by functioning as in-house counsel and offering policy development and training, the legal team serves companies and employers of various sizes primarily in the Long Island and Metro New York area. “The day-to-day guidance and consulting we provide as well as the long-term relationships we build with clients are key to the success of our practice,” says Sima.
Although a remote work force is often challenging, Sima has invested in coaching and technology to ensure the firm’s growth and development. “It has been rewarding to see how everyone has grown as a team and as individuals—especially during the recent pandemic,” Sima shares. Having a remote workforce in place made it easier to pivot and adjust to the changing conditions resulting from COVID-19 restrictions and focus more on counseling and guidance for clients during these unprecedented times.
In recognition of her professionalism and contribution to the field, Sima has received numerous honors and awards, including:
• Leadership in Law Award, Long Island Business News, 2019
• Top Lawyer of Long Island, Herald Community Newspaper and RichnerLIVE, 2019
• Power Women in Business Award, Long Island Press, 2019
• Top 50 Women in Business Award, Long Island Business News, 2017
• Diversity in Business Award, Long Island Business News, 2017
Sima Ali, Esq.
Ali Law Group, PC
11 Prospect Street, Suite 1A
Huntington, New York 11743
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