Yes, it all depends on the nature of the consultation.
I provide estimates which almost always come in as targeted, and I rarely over estimate.
$225 to $375, depending on level of complexity, rates to be communicated to client.
9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Other hours available by appointment.
Yes, Mandarin Chinese, French (proficient) and Japanese (proficient).
I enjoy building companies and guiding them through their early stages. I also enjoy anything that is creative. As a result, I chose to practice corporate and intellectual property law.
I am glad that clients educate themselves, particularly when it facilitates my efforts to serve them cost efficiently.
Absolutely, when it makes qualitative and economic sense. The quality of the documents prepared makes a big difference. When it takes longer to review and fix a document, I will strongly suggest that the client take the cost effective path of having me draft it. I like to see what my client prepares; often I get good language and concepts that add insight and may be added to the final, prepared documents.
With respect to contract negotiations, it all depends on whichever method will achieve the best legal and economic results for the client. Sometimes, clients prefer that I communicate with the other party directly. However, there are also incidences where issues get resolved much quicker by having clients deal with each other directly, with attorneys advising in the background.
Beginning in 2001, I practiced for several years as a corporate and securitization lawyer with the Wall Street law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft LLP, the oldest law firm in the U.S.. working with major investment banks such as Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse First Boston and Deutsche Bank. I then served as the general counsel for a wireless technology startup in downtown Manhattan and spearheaded the startup's efforts in establishing a NYC wireless homeless management information system. Prior to attending law school, I worked as a TV promo for Sony Music Entertainment in Asia, working with channels such as VH1, MTV and local TV stations in the promotion of Sony artists such as Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, and the Fugees.
Having worked in the entertainment industry, a Wall Street law firm and a technology startup, with clients ranging from Grammy/MTV award winning recording artists, investment bankers to social workers and entrepreneurs, I have the versatility and skills required to work with clients and their parties from various professional backgrounds. Also, growing up overseas in various countries gave me the social skills to work with clients from various cultural backgrounds. So far through my clients' projects I have worked with companies and attorneys in Taiwan, China, France, U.K., Canada, Spain, Palestine, Liberia and Colombia. Last but not least, with an undergraduate degree in pre-medicine, I have the math and science aptitudes required to understand client subject matters covering the foregoing disciplines, whether it be reviewing stock option pricing terms or software module codes for licensing.
I treat my clients the way I would like to be treated if I were a client. I work like a team member, advise like a parent and negotiate like a lawyer. I have been told by my clients that I am very thorough, quick on my feet and personable.Personal interests:
MIDI music composition (Juilliard School of Music), traveling (Vieques, Granada, Moganshan) and street cycling.
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