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Sanjeev Kumar, Esq.

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  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
Sanjeev Kumar
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Sanjeev Kumar, a founding member of HPK, brings a vast wealth of experience in the tech industry to the table in his role as Managing Principal. Prior to practicing law, Sanjeev co-founded Portal Player, a semiconductor startup, and grew it into a NASDAQ listed company that was responsible for integral portions of the first seven generations of Apple iPods. Sanjeev's experience includes three decades of involvement with personal computer and consumer electronics device design and development; system architecture design; embedded firmware and system software, and related technical and business management. For years, Sanjeev has been on the cutting edge of technological innovation, with more than a decade devoted to the design, development, and implementation of next-generation PC systems and PC system architectures. He has experience in both the engineering and legal sides of the innovation and patent process, equipping him to best assist clients through all stages of the patent licensing and prosecution processes. His past management and executive experience makes him an invaluable asset to his business and corporate clients.

Sanjeev also has a high value for civic engagement and has donated his time as a city council member for the city of Lakeway since 2019. Sanjeev also serves his community through participating in committees dedicated to bettering various aspects of the city, including zoning, urban development and planning, economic development and maintaining clean and enjoyable public spaces.

When he is not assisting clients with their legal matters or volunteering for his city, Sanjeev can be found honing his skills on the golf course, traveling or exploring the ever-expanding Austin food scene.




  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D.
  • Tulane University
    • M.S.
    • Major: Electrical Engineering
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
    • B.S.
    • Major: Electrical Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Past Positions

  • Co-Founder & COO of PortalPlayer: from founding to NASDAQ listing to acquisition
  • Finance & Accounting for Non-Finance Executives, University of Washington School of Business, Seattle, Washington

Professional Associations

  • Council Member of the Computer and Technology Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Currently Serving as City Council Member of the City of Lakeway, TX
  • Currently Serving on the PUD Committee, Economic Development Committee, and as liaison to the Zoning & Planning Commission (ZAPCO) of Lakeway
  • Served on City of Lakeway Ethics Board
  • Served on City of Lakeway Charter Review Committee
  • Founding member of Patriot Fund of Lakeway that raised over $275K for seriously wounded veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq wars
  • Charter member and past president of Rotary Club of Austin Silicon Hills chapter
  • Charter member of TiE – world’s largest entrepreneurship organization, and ex-board member of TiE Austin Chapter

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Partner of Hunt Pennington Kumar PLLC