Mr. Khalsa has been in private practice in New York since 1974. He received his B.S. in Business Administration in 1968 from the University of Alabama and in 1971 his Juris Doctorate from the American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. While in law school he served as an aide to the late Senator John Sparkman, then the Senior Senator from Alabama. He is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Federal Courts in New York and Colorado and the Supreme Courts of New York and Colorado.
His areas of practice include a wide range of estate planning concentrations, including: Living Trusts, Trust Administration, Probate, Medicaid and Elder Law, Asset Protection, Charitable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, Business Succession Planning, and Trusts for Children with Special Needs.
Prior to limiting his practice in 1995 to Estate Planning and Elder Law, his areas of practice included business and commercial matters, the rights of the disabled and those with special needs, nonprofit organizations and education law. In 1978 he won the first case in New York State under the Education of the Handicapped Act. He is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, a past president of the Sikh Lawyers Bar Association and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Asian American Bar Association. He has been an arbitrator in the New York City courts and in 1994 he was found “Highly Qualified” for the position of Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York but chose to continue in private practice instead.
In 1995 he was accepted into the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys and in 2015 published the book, Estate Planning Essentials: A Guidebook for Today’s Modern Families.
Mr. Khalsa and his wife live in Manhattan; they are parents of two grown children and are grandparents of four. He has raised over $23 million for charities nationwide. Active in his religious community, Mr. Khalsa often represents the Sikh religion at religious and interfaith gatherings around the world. He is active with law enforcement in New York, is a member of the FBI/New York Police Department Joint Task Forces on Civil Rights and on Hate Crimes, is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy program, is active in the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association and is an active member of the Community Engagement Council that advises the FBI Assistant Director in Charge of New York. He loves to travel, is an avid golfer, a yoga practitioner, a teacher of yoga since 1970, and a yoga teacher trainer. He and his wife own one of the premiere yoga centers in New York, Kundalini Yoga East.
In 2020, Mr. Khalsa was awarded the recognition of Lawyers of Distinction.