Shiva Sandill is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He also is a member of the firm’s Sports Industry Team as well as the firm’s Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) Team. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Illinois, and Texas.

Shiva advises emerging and middle-market companies at all stages of maturity, including formation, initial funding, expansion, and exit. He also represents private equity and venture capital funds in connection with portfolio company investments, buyouts, and recapitalizations. He has experience counseling clients with a variety of corporate transactions with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, corporate finance and securities, and capital markets transactions. He also serves as outside counsel to numerous companies, attending board meetings and advising on corporate actions.

Shiva was previously in-house at Caterpillar Inc., where he advised Caterpillar and its subsidiaries with respect to a variety of domestic and international transactions, including mergers and acquisitions; international direct sales; joint ventures in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, and Africa; and global supply chain, human resource, and research and development matters.

Prior to joining Caterpillar, Shiva was an associate in the Boston offices of prominent global law firms, where he counseled some of the country’s leading corporations and private equity firms on complex domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, minority investments, and corporate restructurings.


  • Author, “Tips for Going Global: Plan Before You Expand,” Emerging Company Exchange (October 27, 2015)


  • Boston College Law School (J.D., 2007)
  • Howard University (B.S., magna cum laude, 2002)


  • Massachusetts
  • Illinois
  • Texas