Ms. Wang’s immigration practice focuses mainly on Eb-5 investment visas via both direct investment and regional centers, and L-1 multinational manager/executive visas. With extensive experience counseling businesses and supporting US-China cross-border transactions, Ms. Wang is uniquely positioned to combine corporate and immigration law to provide investors and businesses with in-depth and practical advice.
Ms. Wang’s legal practice in the U.S. focuses on general corporate law, venture capital financing for emerging companies, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, contracts drafting and negotiations, and immigration law. In addition, working together with premier Chinese law firms, Ms. Wang provides strategic counseling and practical advice to U.S. companies in the areas of business entities formation(“WFOE”, “JV”, and “RO” etc), foreign investments in Chinese companies via offshore companies, government relations, regulatory solutions, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing of manufacturing, information technology (“ITO”) and business processing (“BPO”), IP protections, and market entry in China as well as advises Chinese companies with their investment, mergers and acquisitions, executives’ working visas, EB-5 investment green cards, and market entry in the U.S.
Ms. Wang was named 2012 and 2011 “San Diego Top International Attorney,” “2012 San Diego Top Corporate Attorney” and “2011 San Diego Top Immigration Attorney” by SD METRO magazine. In 2006, in recognition of her role as a female industry leader, Ms. Wang was honored with the “Women to Watch Award” – Business Women 2006 by Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. This honor was noted in “Local Lawyers Named ‘Women Industry Leaders’” by Minnesota Lawyer, featured in “Connie Wang Receives Top Business Honor” by Asian American Press, and reported in many other English and Chinese media in 2006.
Since 2004, Ms. Wang has served as legal counsel of China Marketing Association, a prestigious national organization in China. She is the co-founder and former president of U.S.-China Business Connections, a nonprofit organization providing an educational and networking forum for companies and individuals interested in developing business relationships between the U.S. and China.
Ms. Wang is a frequent speaker at seminars and workshops on business law, outsourcing, and investment matters in both U.S. and China. Ms. Wang has also published articles on business and legal issues in the U.S.
Licensed in California, the District of Columbia Bar and Minnesota.
Education: University of Minnesota Law School, J.D.; School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Master of International Public Policy (MIPP); and Nanjing University, B.A.
Ms. Wang is a Chinese speaking lawyer and speaks fluent Chinese Mandarin and English.
Mr. Murdock’s practice emphasizes seasoned knowledge in the drafting and prosecution of domestic and international patents in the biotechnology, biomedical, molecular biology, medical device and mechanical arts, providing general intellectual property management and patent portfolio strategy development, as well as freedom to operate and due diligence analysis, opinion letters, and litigation support counsel to start-up and late stage corporate clients.
Mr. Murdock’s practice further includes drafting and negotiating IP-oriented domestic and international confidentiality, collaborative research, license, manufacturing, clinical, asset purchase, and miscellaneous service and employment agreements.
Mr. Murdock served as Director of Intellectual Property and Corporate Secretary of Inovio Biomedical Corporation. At Inovio, he was sole in-house counsel responsible for managing and strategizing the company’s intellectual property and contract portfolios and overseeing various company policies and procedures. Previously, Mr. Murdock has practiced as patent and transactional counsel at several reputable law firms in San Diego and Alabama. Mr. Murdock further has and over 10 years experience at the bench as a scientist at Amgen, Inc.
Licensed in California.
Education: Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, J.D. Master’s Degree in Microbiology
Mr. Albrecht also has significant practical business experience, having served as the CFO of two companies, and the CEO of a successful telecommunications company which he founded.
• Represented Magnetic Resonance Imaging business in $7 million fraud and breach of contract federal court jury trial.
• Won jury verdict worth $10 to $15 million for Valerie Harper.
• Won $1.75 million in real property development case for Lloyd Bridges.
• Won breach of distribution agreement case (infomercial) with ca. $4 million “swing.”
• Won corporate “freeze out” case – settled favorably after four days of jury trial.
• Won real estate partnership and fraud case; jury verdict for compensatory and punitive damages affirmed by Court of Appeal.
• Represented major entertainment production company in mainframe computer copyright infringement case.
• Represented L.A. television station in collection litigation; won attachment which forced settlement.
• Represented major entertainment production company in RICO case involving character licensing rights.
• Represented major apparel manufacturer in litigation against licensee.
Licensed in California.
Education: University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., Associate Editor of the UCLA Law Review, and authored a published Comment; California State University, Northridge, B.A.
Licensed in California
Education: Western State University College of Law, J. D., University of Cincinnati, B. A.
Licensed in California
Education: California Western School of Law, J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, International Summer Program, University of California Santa Barbara, B.A.
Mr. Noh’s unique strength lies in having handled hundreds of Immigrant and Non-immigrant applications involving both USCIS and American Embassies, and being able to navigate around potential minefields of EB-5 law — and being able to explain to his clients in advance, so they can take necessary actions to plan and avoid them. He is especially adept at planning and structuring the EB-5 investor client’s case in advance to increase the likelihood of the case proceeding smoothly and reduce the chances of unwanted surprises cropping up.
Mr. Noh was a Co-author of the Visa Processing Guide (a visa processing guide book published by AILA annually) chapter on American Embassy in Seoul, Korea, from 2003 to 2010 and wrote numerous articles which were published at www.ILW.com, a leading internet U.S. immigration law newsletter. He founded www.eb-5center.com, one of the leading EB-5 websites. The sample I-829 approvals for permanent green cards can be viewed at: www.eb-5center.com/sample_I-829_approvals.
Licensed in Hawaii.
Education: George Washington Law School in Washington, D.C., J.D; and Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, B.A.
Language: English and Korean
Licensed in China and New York (not actively practising law in New York).
Education: LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, USA, LL.B. from Fudan University Law School, China and B.S. from Tongji University, China.
Licensed in New York (not actively practising law in New York).
Education: Harvard Law School, J.D., University of Tennessee, Master of Accountancy, University of Tennessee, B.A.