Aparna Borkar is the Founder and Managing Partner of Legalite Advisors, a corporate law advisory firm, based out of Mumbai and Bangalore. Her success mantra is “Aspire to Inspire”.
It’s going to be an interesting journey reading how she looks at the smallest things of life and the few principles she follows to be an accomplished person.
Why did you choose to provide legal consultancy to start up? How do you define the term “entrepreneurship” ?
Start-ups are undeniably shaping the new look for India and it is exciting to be a part of a fast paced, arduous environment. You get to be on Board with like-minded young professionals who believe in disruption and are leaving behind textbook stuff. Entrepreneurship to me is freedom. You have the autonomy to explore new horizons and make a difference to your stakeholders’ lives, be it clients or colleagues. It is creating maximum value out of what you do.
What is the definition of “success” for you ?
Without being diplomatic, I would definitely include wealth as a very big parameter for success as you can contribute back to the society if you can create enough wealth and ultimately when you can contribute back to society and make a difference to lives of people who need to feel empowered, you feel, you are successful.
One thing that makes you feel proud?
Definitely venturing out with my own firm. It is always tough to decide when to do it and if or if not to do it. I am happy that I let my insecurities be superseded by my passion at a young age to establish something that can have a legacy. Each time I look at Legalite Advisors being quoted by someone as a go-to firm which does good work, it aligns with our vision and I feel extremely proud.
One thing you would like to change in the legal world ?
On litigation front – It is quite known how our courts are over burdened by the number of cases. I think the maximum usage of alternative dispute remedies can give an huge boost to our judiciary bodies to look at cases which deserve the real attention. At the end of the day, expeditious service of justice is something that is the need of the hour.
On non-litigation front – I am really excited with the way things are shaping up, especially with the start-up culture, if one has that appetite and skills, there is enough market to tap. So no qualms really!
One perspective that people have about life and you would like to change?
Ideally there is no ‘one thing’ that predominantly everyone will have, but yes, being in the start-up world, one thing that I have learnt is that you need to be a solution seeker. If people try to be solution seekers and have a go-getter attitude, results will ultimately be visible and it leads to overall positivity be it at micro or macro level. My two cents – Be an ambitious enterprising person!