The Firm has a well-equipped team of Advocates who competently supplant the Firm in the fulfilment of its goal towards complete corporate legal servicing. The Associates of the Firminclude Advocates who specialize in different areas of corporate laws and work as a team, each one have varying experiences and expertise. The Firm is a unique blend of traditional legal practitioners and gen-next lawyers working together towards delivering quality legal service.
T.S.Gopalan, the Founder of the Firm, has been practicing as an Advocate for over 5 decades, having received able guidance from Legal luminaries of yesteryear. His forte is advising Corporate clients on various aspects of Employment laws and has a passion for conducting trials before various Courts on issues of varying financial magnitudes including on questions of wages, bonus etc.
He has handled Industrial disputes concerning large industrial undertaking both in Public and Private Sector and Multinationals. He also advises multinationals about current labour legislations and other laws that would be applicable to them, on their setting up units in India.
His deft negotiations and uncompromising professional ethics has made him a much-sought after Corporate Lawyer. A true visionary, T.S.Gopalan has relentlessly strived to raise the Firm to achieve the pinnacle of legal excellence.
A Barrister from Middle Temple London, Anand is a second generation lawyer, who got enrolled in the Bar in 2000. He received early guidance in direct and indirect taxation as he actively assisted a leading taxation law firm in Chennai. He then took a paradigm shift towards Labour and Industrial Laws by joining T.S.Gopalan and Co.
Having completed his Masters from Cardiff University, Wales, Anand has the credit of revitalising the functioning of the firm. He has often briefed Senior Counsels in the Supreme Court and High Court in crucial areas of law. Anand has conducted training programs in labour laws for corporate and colleges. He is prompt, responsive and flexible to suit client requirements. Anand is also a member of the Madras Bar Association. He has actively participated in various policy level discussions with the State Government of Tamil Nadu on various labour laws.
He is the Chairman of the Expert Committee in Labour Laws and Legal Committee of the Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He has addressed conferences and conducted seminars organised by the EFSI, CII, Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry, NIPM and CHROMA.
Mr. V. Rajagopalan is the senior most member of the firm with a rich, vast experience in industrial relations. He is a graduate in economics and law with post-graduate diploma in social science and services. He has over three decades of exposure in the field of human resource management in public and private limited companies.
He started his career with a brief stint in Binny Engineering Limited and then shifted to Sundaram Clayton where he was part of the HR department from 1963 to 1978. In the year 1979, he shifted to SRP Tools as General Manager (H.R.) until 1995. In 1995, he joined the firm and continued to advise the team and clients on various intricacies and nuances of employment laws.
For over 15 years in the firm, he has been handling disputes relating to labour affairs before the labour court, central government industrial tribunal and quasi-judicial authorities of state and central governments.
Mr. P. Raghunathan is a graduate in law from Madras and also hold diplomas in industrial relations and banking. He joined his mentor T.S.Gopalan in 1978 and has been working under his guidance ever since, except for a brief period where he worked as an in-house lawyer in a nationalised bank.
He has core expertise in corporate laws, property laws, debts-restructuring and recovery laws. He appears before various judicial forums viz., City Civil Courts, Debt Recovery Tribunals, Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunals and the High Courts.
Mr.s. Haroon-Al-Rasheed is a graduate in Business Management and obtained his law degree from Coimbatore Law College. He enrolled in the bar in 2003.Initially he took up his practice before Coimbatore District Court in Civil laws under a Senior Civil Lawyer until he joined the chambers of M/s.T.S.Gopalan and Co in October,2004.
Since then he has been representing before Authorities, Labour Court, Industrial Tribunal, EPF Appellate Tribunal, National Green Tribunal, Criminal Court and High Courts. He has got a rich experience in representing top officials of the company before Criminal Courts throughout the state in prosecution by statutory authorities under labour laws.
He has also appeared before various statutory authorities like ESI, EPF, Deputy Director of Factories in various parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. He has conducted various trials in Labour and Criminal Court.
G.Madhri is a graduate law from the University of Madras and proceeded to obtain Master’s degree in law from the University Of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. She enrolled in the bar in 2000. She specialises in competition laws and indirect taxes viz., service tax, value added tax, goods and services tax, excise and customs law. She has advised clients in the manufacturing sector, service industries, multi-national and Indian companies on tax planning and tax structuring.
She has also appeared before the Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunals, Appellate Authorities and Adjudicating Authorities. She commenced her practised with the law office specialising in indirect taxes. She later joined a law firm, where she was heading the tax practise in Chennai. Madhri has also made presentations on budget changes and upcoming goods and services tax in various chambers and industrial organizations.
Madhri is also a member of Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) of various multi-national and private companies, which is compulsory under the Sexual Harassment at Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. She has also addressed various forums like the CII, MCCI and companies regarding the said Act.
M. Jaban Alpha is a Graduate in Law from the University of Bangalore and also has obtained Master’s degree in Business Administration from Anna University, Chennai. Prior to his Enrollment as an Advocate, he worked in the field of Human Resource Management as Managerial cadre for various corporate sectors in Chennai. He joined the firm in 2015 and he is appearing before Labour courts, Industrial Tribunal, National Green Tribunal and other courts in Chennai. He has also xperience in liaisoning with various Statutory Authorities.