Tania N. Shah
Through her roles as business attorney, published author, founder of a tutoring company, and professor of law, Tania Shah has proven herself to be a woman of many talents. Originally from Irvine, California, she relocated to Massachusetts where she has been serving as a practicing attorney for the past 20 years. Currently, as the managing member at Shah Law, PLLC, Tania assists with corporate legal compliance and focuses on business law throughout the Boston area, and, in particular, mom-owned businesses.
Although now highly successful, Tania’s career began with a snag. After graduating from University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in rhetoric and a Bachelor of Science in environmental economics and being selected as the commencement speaker for the College of Natural Science, Tania decided to move across the country for an East Coast experience at the Boston University School of Law. Unfortunately, upon graduating with a promising future, Tania experienced a personal crisis that left her jobless, in debt, and far away from her family in California. However, after realizing there were many other law students in search of support and mentorship, something Tania felt she would have sought out while in law school, she found a way to make money for herself by posting advertisements for tutoring services at surrounding law schools. Tania then began developing materials based upon the feedback of her students, and LawTutors was born.
Today, Tania is bicoastal between California and Massachusetts, and LawTutors has grown into a national tutoring company, offering personalized attention catering to students across various cultures, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Experienced, frequently published professors are available to law school students in need of extra assistance throughout their college careers, and many even remain with their students throughout their bar exams to offer guidance and support. As a result, LawTutors was selected to provide academic support every year to the top 100 minority Ivy League law students during their first year of law school.
At the same time Tania started LawTutors, she began practicing business law as it made sense to be able to support herself financially while growing both companies naturally. Shah Law began as a small, one-person firm, but Tania quickly started networking and representing local businesses in her town. Interestingly, as LawTutors grew, and as her students graduated from law school, they also began referring others to her. As a result, both companies started to experience rapid growth.
Due to the success of both her law firm and tutoring company, Tania has developed additional niches within the technology field and within the growing “mom-economy” in order to help women who do not want to choose between motherhood and career success to starting their own businesses.
Because it is important for Tania to empower others by equipping them with knowledge of the law, she also serves as an educator. In fact, she just received a full-time faculty position at Western State College of Law at Westcliff University in Irvine, California and is currently working on a new, innovative workbook under her legal publishing company with her two co-authors, Professor Melissa Hale and Professor Antonia Miceli, called, The Ultimate Guide to the Uniform Bar Exam. Tania has also lectured throughout the United States, including Boston, New York, California, Florida, and North Carolina.
Tania N. Shah, Esq.
Shah Law, PLLC and LawTutors, LLC
321 Walnut Street, #403
Newton, Massachusetts 02460