About Me

Attorney Owolabi M. Salis is a multi-award-winning attorney at law and certified public accountant from Brooklyn, New York. He has over three decades of hands-on experience practicing law, accounting, finance, and general consulting. He currently manages a Brooklyn-based general practice law firm, where he is a sustaining member of the New York State Bar Association. The attorney and accountant frequently travels between the United States and Nigeria as a political consultant. A graduate of Nigeria's Ahmadu Bello University and the University of Lagos, he boasts a long list of prestigious professional associations and memberships. He is highly regarded for his philanthropic endeavors and his continued work surrounding community service relations. He is the founder of the Niger Delta Peoples Development and regularly donates to various other all-important good causes. Away from his legal work, political consulting, and charitable efforts, he enjoys numerous hobbies and other interests.

Current Role & Duties:

Salis Law:

Award-winning attorney he manages the New York City-based global law firm Salis Law. Salis Law was formed in 1992 and relocated to New York in 2002. Its offices are in Brooklyn, where the general practice law firm and its associates handle legal matters in several specific areas of the law. These areas include confidential management and private wealth management. Confidential management from Salis Law safeguards clients and their businesses from legal attacks on corporate and individual wealth. Salis Law protects its clients by overseeing their financial, family, and operational confidence through complex drafting, escrow management, structural development, and trust services. Meanwhile, Salis Law also specializes in education financing, emergency financing, estate settlement and administration, profit and large debt recovery, and diversified democracy. Led by its practice manager and attorney at law Salis, the global law firm provides solutions to businesses and individuals worldwide.

Academic History:

Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria:

Owolabi M. Salis is a two-time graduate of Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria. Ahmadu Bello University is a federal government research university in Nigeria's Kaduna State. It is named after Sir Ahmadu Bello, the first premier of Northern Nigeria. Founded in 1962, the university operates three main campuses, including its Kongo campus, where he studied. Ahmadu Bello University's Kongo campus hosts the institution's faculties of law and administration. The university is also home to one of Nigeria's largest teaching hospitals. It is from Ahmadu Bello University that he holds his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in accounting.

University of Lagos, Nigeria:

He also studied at the University of Lagos. The University of Lagos is a public research university in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigeria's largest city sprawls inland from the Gulf of Guinea across the vast Lagos Lagoon. The University of Lagos first opened its doors in 1962. Today, major education publications rank the University of Lagos among the top universities in the world. He graduated from the Lagos-based institution with his Legum Baccalaureus in law.

Associations & Memberships:

Attorney at law Attorney Owolabi M. Salis is a New York State Bar Association member and is regulated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, headquartered in Washington, D.C. The New York-based lawyer also holds certified public accountant status from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Operating between New York in the United States and Lagos, Nigeria, he maintains a recognized barrister at law status courtesy of Nigeria's Council of Legal Education. He is also accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. It is from the institute that he earned the Nigerian chartered accountancy qualification, the ACA. His other memberships and associations include associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, an associate of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, and member of the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce.

Professional Skills:

As a multi-award-winning attorney at law and certified public accountant, his list of professional skills is as long as it is varied and impressive. Just some of his many professional skills and abilities include: •Contract disputes •Corporate services •Drafting and lawsuits •Global representation and connections •Government Relations •Immigration advisory and applications •Independence and compliance services •International litigation and arbitration •Investment relations •Large debt recovery •Litigation against fraud •Litigation against misrepresentation •Private wealth advisory •Private wealth management •Real estate advisory •Real estate sale and management •Recovery of seized assets •Revenue generation and cost-reduction •Systems and procedure testing and critique •Taxation advisory and preparation •Taxation representation •Trust management

Charitable Involvement:

He proudly supports many charities, nonprofit organizations, and other good causes. A lifelong philanthropist, he is one of the names behind the Niger Delta Peoples Development, which has its offices in New York. Elsewhere, just some of the other charities, nonprofits, and further good causes backed by the attorney and accountant are: •African Diaspora Network •American Civil Liberties Union •Amnesty International •Equity Union •Nigerian Boys Scout •Retired and Old People's Foundation •The University of Lagos Kegites Club •United Nations Owolabi Salis is the founder of Niger Delta Peoples Development. He established the New York-based Niger Delta Peoples Development in 2003. The organization focuses on fighting in the name of the causes most important to Niger Delta people living in the United States. He has also completed extensive nationalist and multi-religious work on many Ethno-religious conflict issues. A keen proponent of the significance of supporting community-focused initiatives, he is committed to advancing the interests of less privileged members of society in the U.S., Nigeria, and elsewhere around the world. In doing so, he has directly contributed vital funds toward medical, housing, and education costs for those needing help.


•Best Governorship Candidate for Peace •Bond 92.9 FM Man of the People Award •Distinguished Men of Achievement Award •Lagos State Police Command Peace Award •Recognition for Patriotic and Selfless Service to Nigeria •University of Lagos Distinguished Alumnus

Personal Interests:

Away from his legal work, political consulting, and charitable efforts, Attorney Owolabi M. Salis enjoys numerous hobbies and other interests. Among these interests is international travel. The attorney at law and certified public accountant has widely traveled to South and West Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. To date, he has visited more than 100 countries in total. 


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