Somita Basu is a Founding Principal of Norton Basu LLP. Ms. Basu began her career in financial services and insurance and has lived and worked across the globe, working with blue chip Fortune 500 companies. Her career has taken her from the New York City metropolitan area to India and Singapore, where she gained a unique perspective on global business practices and cultures. She has worked in senior management positions with a culturally diverse workforce.
Having lived abroad for 13 years, Ms. Basu is particularly sensitive to how different cultural views can influence decision-making and risk appetite. She brings this holistic outlook to help her clients address legal problems, always taking the time to explain issues in terms clients can easily understand.
Ms. Basu addresses complex issues in estate planning and probate cases, always keeping in mind the cultural ramifications of immigrant cultures. Ms. Basu is an experienced writer, having worked on international speeches and articles while based in Singapore, and contributes to the Norton Basu blog.
Ms. Basu is a member of the American Bar Association, including its section on Real Property, Trusts and Estates. She is also a member of the Silicon Valley Bar Association, which focuses exclusively on the issues of estate planning and probate. She is actively engaged in pro bono representation and has volunteered significant time with legal aid services organizations.
Ms. Basu currently lives in the South Bay area with her family.