Who We Are

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SASHA BEGUM

Managing Partner

EXPERIENCE

With over 17 years of experience in business and international law, Sasha Begum has experience in a wide range of domestic and international transactions. She is devoted to both her large company clients and startups, which she assists from the ground up.

Sasha started her career at Bracewell’s Houston, Texas office, working in the Real Estate, Infrastructure, and Oil & Gas Practice Group. From there, she moved to Baker & McKenzie’s Major Projects Practice Group. After that, Sasha went to work as Associate General Counsel for Cardtronics Inc. (NASDAQ: CATM) for six years before deciding to start her own firm in San Antonio, Texas.

Sasha made the decision to pursue law after an attorney failed to protect her mother’s business from liabilities in its sale. Since then, Sasha has carved a niche for herself in the legal industry with her passion for assisting businesses and individuals in navigating legal issues and protecting their assets through thoroughly drafted contracts and wills.

Sasha is fluent/native in Spanish and English.

EDUCATION

She completed her B.A. with a double major in Philosophy and Psychology at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and her J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law in Washington D.C. Additionally, Sasha obtained a J.D. equivalent for the European Union at Universidad Alfonso X in Madrid, Spain.

She is able to conduct business, draft agreements and negotiate seamlessly in both English and Spanish.

JUANITA PELAEZ-PRADA

Managing Partner

EXPERIENCE

Juanita Pelaez has extensive experience in business law and estate planning. She is a passionate advocate for her clients and has a proven track record of success. She’s driven by the desire to help individuals and families secure their futures through strategic business and estate plans.

Recognized in 2018 by “San Antonio’s Business Journal’s 40 under 40”

Juanita is fluent/native in Spanish and English.

EDUCATION

Juanita Peláez attended St. Mary’s University School of Law and graduated in 2008.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Juanita is dedicated to giving back to her community. She serves as the Chairman of the Board of CASA (Child Advocates of San Antonio), an organization dedicated to helping neglected and abused children. 

PERSONAL LIFE

Outside of the office, Juanita finds balance by spending quality time with her son and enjoys karaoke!

Our Vision, Mission and Value

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Our Vision

At Begum Peláez-Prada we are dedicated to providing exceptional legal services tailored to the unique needs of our clients. As a woman and minority-owned law firm, we bring a diverse perspective to the table, enriching our approach to law and ensuring inclusivity in all our endeavors.

Driven by a commitment to excellence, integrity, and client satisfaction, we strive to exceed expectations in every case we handle. By combining our extensive experience with a genuine passion for justice, we empower our clients to navigate legal challenges with confidence and peace of mind.

At  Begum Peláez-Prada we not only advocate for our clients’ best interests but also champion diversity, equity, and inclusion within the legal profession and beyond. Through our work, we aim to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve and the communities we represent.

Ultimately, our success is measured not only by our achievements in the courtroom but also by the positive impact we have on the lives of our clients and the advancement of social justice. We are honored to be entrusted with the legal needs of our clients and are committed to upholding the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, and excellence in all that we do.

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Our Mission

Our mission is simple yet powerful: to deliver the same caliber of legal expertise and service typically associated with big law firms, but with the added benefits of personal attention, flexibility, and more reasonable rates. We believe that quality legal representation should be accessible to all, regardless of size or budget.

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Our Value

Our goal is to be valued and trusted advisors, recognized for our integrity, innovation, and teamwork to client objectives. We will work hard for our clients and provide legal services in a timely, effective, and efficient manner, and maintain the highest standards of professional integrity. We value integrity in all aspects of our work and lives, and are dedicated to maintaining the highest moral standards in our decisions, actions and communications. We continually challenge ourselves to learn and grow. We welcome ideas and pursue changes that will enhance our practice and the service we provide to our clients.

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Begum Pelaez-Prada

Sasha Begum has experience in a wide range of domestic and international transactions. She is devoted to her clients and gets as excited working for large companies as she does assisting start-ups.

Sasha started her career at Bracewell’s Houston, Texas office where she worked in the Real Estate, Infrastructure and Oil & Gas Practice Group. From there she moved to Baker & McKenzie’s Major Projects Practice Group where her focus was on international infrastructure, energy, and oil and gas transactions. Thereafter, Sasha went to work as Associate General Counsel for Cardtronics Inc. (NASDAQ: CATM) and served in that capacity for 6 years before deciding to start her own firm in San Antonio, Texas, where she attended high school at St. Mary’s Hall.