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Xiaohui (Sharon) Yu, Esq.

Founding Partner and Attorney at Law. Xiaohui (Sharon) Yu, is an international lawyer with a practice focus on business transactions, foreign investment, securities, immigration, corporate governance, corporate finance, cross-border mergers & acquisitions, customs, technology transfer and licensing, banking, antidumping, ITC 337 investigations, and dispute settlement matters. Ms. Yu graduated from a leading U.S. law school, New York University School of Law, and East China University of Politics and Law, one of the most prestigious law schools in China. She is a member of the American Bar Association. Ms. Yu worked at the Peoples Bank of China before coming to the U.S., and she practiced law at top international law firms including White & Case, B&H, and Herbert Smith in the U.S. and U.K. in the fields of securities, business transactions and international trade. Ms. Yu has represented many U.S. and Chinese companies in their investment in various industries in China and the U.S. Ms. Yu also has rich experience in handling all kinds of immigrant and non-immigrant visa cases, helping numerous professionals, outstanding scholars and multinational corporate executives to legally study, work and conduct business in the U.S. Ms. Yu also provides a broad range of services, including conducting due diligence, structuring business deals, drafting and reviewing contracts and documentation, issuing legal opinion, and assisting clients in business negotiation and communicating with government authorities. Her working languages are Chinese and English.

Ms. Yu has published several legal articles and book chapters including the "International Law Dictionary" and serves on the Asian American Advisory Group of Montgomery County, Maryland. Ms. Yu is the general counsel of the National Council of Chinese Americans and the Vice President of the Chinese American United Chamber of Commerce. She was a recipient of the first annual Washington, DC metro area "Most Distinguished Chinese Award" given for 2015-2016, in the category of politics and law. Ms. Yu is frequently interviewed by television stations on business and immigration topics and invited to speak at international conferences on legal issues involved in making cross-border investments and business transactions or establishing a corporation in China and the U.S.

M. Scott Alprin, Esq.

Of counsel and Attorney at Law. M. Scott Alprin graduated from the Washington College of Law (WCL) and the School of International Service (SIS) at American University in Washington, D.C. His practice focuses on prosecuting trademark applications and maintaining registrations at the U.S. Patent and Trademark; handling representation of both applicants and opposers in opposition proceedings, preparing trademark search reports regarding availability of trademarks for use and registration in the U.S.; preparing assignments and other transfers of trademark and patent rights; and preparing licensing agreements. Mr. Alprin also served as a lecturer and coordinator for the Japanese Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) meeting sponsored by Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian. His working languages are English and Japanese.

Ming Chow, Patent Agent

Ming Chow received his Master of Computer Science in 1985 and had worked in the telecommunication industry for almost eighteen years. The companies that Ming worked for including AT&T Bell Laboratories, Fujitsu Network Switching, and Hughes Network Systems. Ming held positions from a Member of Technical Staff, Manager, Senior Manager, to a Director. Areas that Ming contributed to included engineering, product management, business development, and marketing. Ming joined United States Patent & Trademark Office in 2002 and, being a Patent Examiner, had prosecuted numerous high-tech patent applications. His working languages are English and Chinese.

Lauri Lindqvist

Legal Assistant