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, securities law, real estate, dispute resolution/litigation 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.
Securities: Serves clients in connection with preparing private and public securities offerings, SEC compliance documents, and private financings. He has represented Hong Kong and Taiwan broker-dealers in structured finance transactions. He also represents several EB-5 Regional Centers in formation of limited partnerships and preparation of PPM.
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 also sits as an independent board member of a financial institution, as well as other public companies. Mr. Chang was designated a Southern California Rising Star awarded by Los Angeles Magazine. He was selected Top Attorney in the business law category in San Gabriel Valley by Pasadena Magazine for 2012.
Articles: Articles on “Doing Business in Viet Nam” published in the LA Business Journal, Practical Lawyer, Construction Journal, Journal of Business Accountants, and Transnational Corporate Counsel during 1994-1995.
U.S., China and Taiwan Cross-Border Taxation: Q&A, Co-Author, Traditional Chinese Language Version Published June 2009 by Harvard-Inspired Press; simplified Chinese language version published in October 2009 by Shanghai Fudan University Press, second printing, October 2011.
US Taxation and Foreign Asset Reporting, Co-Author, Chinese traditional language version published by H.I. Publishers, Taipei, Taiwan, October 2011.