Israil A. Menai (Late)

Menia Saheb (MS) as he known to Firoz Shroff who kisses his hands every time he meets him even in public to get his blessings. Shroff’s grand kids Ariyan 7 and Serena 4 call MS DADA means grandfather. MS has been part Shroff Family for 5 generations.

MS has helped build the Shroff Family fortune over last 70 years into a low-profile multibillion dollar Family Office. His remarks have been that Firoz Shroff has beggar billionaire mentality to take meagre investment of $ 1 million into $ 100 mill space with Firoz’s HYBRID mindset to create social wealth.

He graduated in 1954 with Masters in Law and International Affairs, Fletcher School of Law,  Harvard University. He is Chairman of Legal and Corporate Affairs Board, Chairman Investors and Shareholders Committee, Member International Investment Advisory Board, Finance, Audit and Investment Due Diligence Committees of various client companies. 

He has represented four generation of the Shroff family and Group of Companies for nearly 50 years.  His specializations are Corporate and International Law, Banking, Civil, Commercial Litigation, Arbitration and Real Estate Law. Senior Lawyer with well over four decades experience. He was Associated as advocate with the High Court of Hyderabad Dn. prior to the Independence in 1947. He operates his own legal practice since 1950. Mr. Menai’s practice has been concentrated on the civil side with particular reference to fiscal, commercial, banking and real estate law, mergers and acquisition matters. The collective experience of over 50 years thereby allows him to provide a wide scope of general practice. He has counseled, negotiated and when necessary arbitrate in each of the area mentioned as to uphold the interest of his clients. His approach and advice to clients is to find amicable solutions rather than adopt a  litigation route. In his career, he has managed and handled transactions for clients in substantial nine figures. Before 1947, he received his M.A. with First Division and First Position from Madras. Mr. Menai secured first division in LL.B from Osmania University; Hyderabad Dn. and LLM in First Division and first position from the same university.  He received Masters in Law and International Affairs Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Harvard University, U.S.A. in 1954 and attended courses of International organization, American, Russian and Near Eastern Diplomacy and International Trade and Monetary Theories. He also lectures at Law Colleges.

Mr. Menai has attended several courses including International Law held at Peace Palace, The Hague, and Holland under the auspices of International Court of Justice. His existing practice now mostly consists of counseling, mentoring, advising and consulting his clients who have been with him for more than four decades.

Israil A. Menai –100-year-old Pakistani vaccinated in Karachi has lived through two pandemics