Stuti Murarka


Did You Know?

Stuti is a first-generation attorney; the first female attorney in her extended family; the first US licensed attorney in her hometown in India.

Growing up, Stuti wanted to become a chef and open her own restaurant. She hopes she will realize her dream someday.

Stuti is conversational in five Indian languages.

Stuti still gets nightmares about her math exams.

Stuti lived in five cities and two countries between the ages of 17 and 28.

Stuti is a transactional business attorney.  She focuses her practice on franchise and licensing law, commercial contracts and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate and organizational matters.

Prior to joining Cheng Cohen, Stuti worked at another law firm in Chicago and two large law firms in Mumbai, India where her practice focused on immigration laws, SEC regulations, cross border business transactions, and commercial dispute resolution.

  • Education

    • Master of Laws, Honors, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, USA
    • Bachelor of Laws, First Class, (equivalent to J.D.), University of Pune, India
  • Bar Admissions

    • State of Illinois
    • Bar Council of India, Maharashtra and Goa
  • Associations

    • International Franchise Association
    • South Asian Bar Association
    • Illinois State Bar Association