Sophia Kolawole, LL.B, B.L

Associate

  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)

Sophia graduated from Igbinedion University, Okada in Edo State in 2014 and was duly called to the Nigerian Bar. She cut her teeth on the profession at Urban & Rural Health Awareness Initiative in Jos as the Program Officer before proceeding to Aina, Aina & Co. and Kunle Shittu & Co.

Under Sophia’s supervision, HARLEM is presently appointed as due diligence Solicitors, working in tandem and closely with the legal department of two reputable pharmaceutical companies. Little wonder our Clients describe her as a ‘cosmopolitan’ in her areas of practice; while we describe her as an assiduous problem-solver and a stupendous asset to the team’s ability to deliver cutting-edge legal research and qualitative services efficiently.

A remarkably protean thinker, Sophia recommends herself to our clients and staff in one key respect: she possesses strong values, keen determination and razor-sharp sense of right and wrong and knows the value of having a lawyer who communicates with her clients and understands their immediate concerns. She has also been inextricably involved in the resolution of numerous complex regulatory matters, while taking the lead in legal research and compliance issues.

During her personal time, ‘Sophie’ (as she is fondly called) enjoys reading, discussing and watching TV.

email: sophia.kolawole@harlemsolicitors.com

Phone: +234 9090041104

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Michael Emmanuel, LL.B, B.L, LL.M

Associate

  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)

Michael bagged his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, before being duly called to the Nigerian Bar. He later proceeded to the University of Ibadan where he earned his Masters degree in Law, LLM, with a bias for Tax Law, Cyber Law and International Commercial Dispute.

Prior to his time in HARLEM, Michael worked for the Rivers State Ministry of Justice, Port Harcourt, and also had a volunteering experience with Evans Dule Foundation, a Human Right Non-Governmental Organization, NGO, with an affiliation with the National Human Rights Commission and the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.

Michael brings an exceptionally strong litigation, commercial and business perspectives to his legal advice, having gained substantial experience in the law firm of S.C.Akonani & Co. based in Port Harcourt, from where he joined HARLEM. Quick of wit, Michael brings a high level of professionalism and an enormous capacity for excellent interpersonal relationship in his tow, leveraging on his practice model which believes that the substratum of legal representation is to build an integrity based on mutual trust by putting clients first.

While Michael’s practice in HARLEM is ultimately driven by client needs, he is the team’s main point of contact on Tax-related matters, Cyber Law, Regulatory & Compliance Issues, General & Civil Mediation as well as Governmental affairs. He is also blessed with significant strenghts in drafting legal documents, researching litigation matters and Corporrate/Commercial issues.

His interests outside of legal practice include listening to music, playing the keyboard, travelling, reading and writing.

e-mail: michael.emmanuel@harlemsolicitors.com

Phone: +234 9090041105

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Etimbuk Udofia, LL.B, B.L

Associate

  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)

Etimbuk, or fondly called ‘Ety’, attained Bachelor of Laws from Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State and was thereafter duly admitted to the Nigerian Bar as Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Etmbuk is an Associate with overwhelming passion for litigation and corporate practice. She came on board  with impressive credentials and a high volt of experience, having interned at Alpha-Juris Chambers before moving to the Oyo State Ministry of Justice in Ibadan from where she joined HARLEM.

Etimbuk is optimistic, resourceful, result-oriented and a valuable asset to our team providing tenacious, client-oriented legal services and working very hard to ensure that clients’ interests are represented and their legal rights, properly protected.

With great panache, Etimbuk takes the lead in specific areas bordering on Arbitration, Debt & Asset Recovery, Finance & Securities, Employment & Labour-Related Matters, Oil & Gas as well as Real Estate, Property and Corporate/Commercial aspects of legal practice.

An inverterate people person, Etimbuk loves reading, watching TV and taking pictures during her leisure period.

email: etimbuk.udofia@harlemsolicitors.com

Phone: +234 9090041103

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Olawale Fagbite, LL.B, B.L

Associate

  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)

Trust Olawale to bring a rare combination of astuteness and raw legal talents to his clients’ Immigration, Employment & Labour and Debt/Asset Recovery issues, drawing upon his formidable negotiation skills.

Olawale is a graduate of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State. Being an ardent believer of achievement of the best results through alternative resolution strategies, he provides practical, straight-forward and cost-effective pieces of advice regarding complex and technical legal issues.

Olawale’s experiences include an internship at C.O. Omokhafe & Co. as well as externship at the Ministry of Justice, Ekiti State.

During his personal time, Olawale likes listening to music, reading and writing.

e-mail: olawale.fagbite@harlemsolicitors.com

Phone: +234 9090041101

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Oyebola Badejo, LL.B, B.L

Associate

  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)

Oyebola bagged a degree in Law from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, graduating as the best overall student from the Faculty of Law. She proceeded to the Nigerian Law School and was duly called to the Nigerian Bar, graduating with a First Class.

Oyebola is an ambitious team member with an unquenchable thirst for success and client satisfaction.  As a key member of the firm’s Corporate/Commercial practice group, she constantly advises clients in disputes relating to labour and employment matters, real estate and general corporate, commercial matters. She is equally adept at government relations matters and works efficiently and resourcefully to meet clients’ needs.

During her free time, Oyebola likes reading and writing.

e-mail: oyebola.badejo@harlemsolicitors.com

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