Indira K. Sharma

Indira K. Sharma

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (410) 332-8621
Fax: (410) 332-8170

Primary Office

Baltimore
500 E. Pratt Street
Suite 900
Baltimore, MD 21202-3133

Indira K. Sharma

Partner

Indira Sharma represents businesses in a wide range of litigation, from complex contract and commercial disputes to matters involving commercial leases and real estate. She also advises business clients on management of early stage conflicts and strategies for preventing and avoiding litigation. Her experience as a trial attorney includes handling matters in both state and federal court as well as resolving cases through settlement. Disputes involving breach of contract, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, unfair competition and tortious inference are among the types of matters she handles. Indira also has experience with litigation involving commercial leases, construction, and real estate disputes, particularly cases involving allegations of fraud, professional malpractice and breach of contract. Indira's litigation experience also includes handling probate and fiduciary disputes involving trusts, wills and guardianships.

Beyond her litigation practice, Indira serves a co-chair of the Firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee and is a driving force behind the Firm's commitment to hiring, promoting and retaining women, ethnically and racially diverse and LGBTQ+ attorneys as well as achieving Mansfield 2.0 certification. The deep knowledge she has developed about diversity and inclusion issues also extends to her legal work, which includes conducting internal investigations for employers facing claims of discrimination and sexual harassment.

Experience

Contract and Commercial Litigation

Select representations include:

A manufacturer in a breach of contract case over the installation of flooring in a retail business. The cases concluded with a favorable settlement for the client.
An industrial products manufacturer in a tortious inference case against a competitor who hired a former sales representative for the manufacturer and allegedly used inside information to gain a competitive benefit.
An industrial products manufacturer in a contract dispute connected with a customer's purchase of allegedly defective equipment. The customer alleged the manufacturer breached the warranty and made material misrepresentations in the contract.
A national finance company in multiple consumer class actions each seeking multimillion dollar awards.
Employers in connection with filing suit for breach of non-compete agreements.
Representing corporate entities in connection with petitioning the court for dissolution.
Commercial Lease, Construction and Real Estate Litigation

Select representations include:

A real estate brokerage firm facing allegations of negligence related to a lack of disclosure about mold in a property.
A general contractor in a dispute with a subcontractor over failure to perform according to the terms of the contract for a portion of the construction work for a new hotel. The cases was settled with terms favorable to the general contractor.
One of the Mid-Atlantic region's largest real estate brokerage companies in over 35 real-estate related lawsuits and administrative proceedings involving allegations of professional malpractice, fraud, negligence and/or breach of contract against the company and its real estate brokers/agents.
A multinational real estate services firm in connection with filing lawsuits for breach of management agreements.
Commercial landlords and tenants in lawsuits involving proper lease termination and lease interpretation.
A developer/commercial landlord in connection with filing suit for torts arising out of a gasoline spill.
Probate and Fiduciary Litigation

Select representations include:

An individual in trust litigation involving allegations of breach of duty in the management of their assets by the trustee. The case -- which involved a dispute between family members -- was dismissed with prejudice in favor of the individual client.
An individual petitioning the court for judicial probate of a foreign will in the face of allegations concerning undue influence and lack of competency.
A party petitioning the court to assume the role as successor guardian of property of her disabled partner in the face of vigorous opposition from family members of the disabled individual. The matter ended with the court granting the petition.
A party petitioning the court to assume the roles of guardian of property and guardian of person of her disabled mother in the face of opposition from the disability trust. The court granted the petition.
An estate valued in excess of $3 million and the personal representatives of the estate in a caveat proceeding challenging the validity of a will based on competency and undue influence.

Thought Leadership

December 27, 2011
Virginia General Assembly to reconsider foreclosure overhaul bill

No results.

No results.

Speaking Engagement
April 26, 2018
Speaking Engagement
September 28, 2017
Seminar, Webinar & Podcast
March 15, 2017
Speaking Engagement
February 8, 2017

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of The Daily Record's Generation J.D. Leadership in Law Award, 2019
  • Community Voice of Change Award, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, from the Interfaith Coalition of Baltimore County, 2018
  • Named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women by The Daily Record, 2017​
  • Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award from the Asian American Business Development Center, 2017
  • Best Committee Award as Education Co-Chair, Maryland State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, 2017
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, MSBA Leadership Academy, 2017
  • Named a Very Important Professional (VIP) Successful by 40 by The Daily Record, 2016
  • Selected a Rising Star in Business Litigation by Maryland Super Lawyers, 2013 to present
  • Named to the Lawyers of Color’s Hot List, 2014
  • Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award, Maryland State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, 2014
  • Elected a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation, 2013
  • Named one of Maryland’s "Leading Woman” by The Daily Record, 2011

Memberships and Affiliations

Board of Directors, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland

Commissioner, Maryland Access to Justice Commission

2015 Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

Community Law in Action (CLIA)

  • Board of Directors member
  • Past Chair
  • Mentor, Community Law in Action Mentoring Program

Board of Directors, University of Maryland School of Law Alumni Association

Maryland State Bar Association

  • Young Lawyers Section Council, Chair, 2018-2019
  • Board of Governors
  • Leadership Academy Committee, 2013-2018
  • Program Committee, 2013-2018
  • Planning Committee, 2014-2018
  • Fellow, MSBA Leadership Academy, 2012-2013

American Bar Association

  • Fellow, Business Law Fellows Program, 2017-2019

Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Maryland

South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C

Indian Origin Network of Howard County

Education

J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 2006

  • Articles Editor, University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender & Class
  • Vice President, Moot Court Board
  • President, Business Law Society
  • Member, Phi Delta Phi-International Legal Honors Fraternity
  • Maryland State Diversity Scholarship Recipient
  • Recipient, William P. Cunningham Award for exceptional achievement and service to the School of Law, May 2006
  • Recipient, the Joseph Bernstein Prize for submitting the most significant piece of legal writing for publication in the University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class, May 2006

B.S., University of Maryland, 2003

  • Maryland State Hope Scholarship Recipient
  • Smith School of Business Dean's List

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
Maryland

Firm Management Positions

Indira Sharma represents businesses in a wide range of litigation, from complex contract and commercial disputes to matters involving commercial leases and real estate. She also advises business clients on management of early stage conflicts and strategies for preventing and avoiding litigation. Her experience as a trial attorney includes handling matters in both state and federal court as well as resolving cases through settlement. Disputes involving breach of contract, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, unfair competition and tortious inference are among the types of matters she handles. Indira also has experience with litigation involving commercial leases, construction, and real estate disputes, particularly cases involving allegations of fraud, professional malpractice and breach of contract. Indira's litigation experience also includes handling probate and fiduciary disputes involving trusts, wills and guardianships.

Beyond her litigation practice, Indira serves a co-chair of the Firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee and is a driving force behind the Firm's commitment to hiring, promoting and retaining women, ethnically and racially diverse and LGBTQ+ attorneys as well as achieving Mansfield 2.0 certification. The deep knowledge she has developed about diversity and inclusion issues also extends to her legal work, which includes conducting internal investigations for employers facing claims of discrimination and sexual harassment.