TIM T. CHANG
Tim Chang is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office. Mr. Chang’s clients range from multinational public companies to medium and small privately held companies as well as individuals with high net worth.
Mr. Chang reads, writes and speaks fluent Chinese, which he frequently uses in his practice to assist clients on transnational transactions involving the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the U.S. He often serves the position of outside General Counsel for Asian clients with respect to their legal affairs in the U.S., including coordination of litigation and supervision of intellectual property matters.
Mr. Chang's practice focuses on business transactions/planning; mergers & acquisitions; corporate finance, real estate, dispute resolution and cross-border wealth planning. Some examples of his work include:
Mergers and Acquisitions: Represents various Asian electronic, software, medical device and food companies in acquisition of U.S. companies pursuant to either stock purchase or asset purchase transaction, including acquisition of assets from bankrupt or financially distressed companies.
Corporate Governance/Disputes: Counsels companies and their boards of directors and officers on corporate governance best practices, including oversight and fiduciary responsibilities, board and committee structure and internal or independent investigations and minority vs. controlling shareholders disputes/litigation.
Insolvency and Financial Solutions: Advises companies and creditors on pre-bankruptcy petition rights and remedies and alternatives to bankruptcy filing, including multi-jurisdictional concerns.
Start-Up and Venture Capital Investment: Represents start-up companies in all phases of fund raising, including Preferred Stock financing, strategic alliance financing and bridge financing.
Real Estate: Extensive experience in real estate, including commercial and industrial lease, acquisition and sale of shopping centers, lands and office skyscraper. He represents borrowers in loan workout, financing structure and litigation.
Greater China Practice: Assists clients on transnational transactions involving the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the U.S., such as foreign direct investment into China, expansion of Chinese companies into the U.S.
Latin America Investment: Represented client in acquisition of high tech factory in Mexico, drafting of maquila service agreement, and formation of Mexican corporate entities in conjunction with local Mexican counsel.
Cross Border Wealth Planning: Services U.S. clients with foreign wealth planning objectives and foreign clients with U.S. investments’ estate planning objectives.
Nonprofit Organizations: Special expertise in matters of nonprofit organization and represents several charities, churches, Buddhist temples, foundations and mutual benefit associations in matters of formation, tax exemption and compliance, estate planning programs and dealings with the United Nations as an NGO.
Mr. Chang is admitted to practice before all California state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and the U.S. Tax Court.
Mr. Chang was designated a Southern California Rising Star awarded by Los Angeles Magazine. He was designated a Super Lawyer for 2014 by Super Lawyers Magazine Southern California ediition and Los Angeles Magazine. He was selected Top Attorney in the business law category in San Gabriel Valley by Pasadena Magazine for 2012.