Ching K. Chiao

Ching K. Chiao

Chiao & Wu, LLP
  • Real Estate Law, Business Law, Bankruptcy ...
  • California
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Summary

As one of the firm’s founding attorneys, Ching K. Chiao is a respected and prominent member of the Southern California Real Estate and Business Law community. Mr. Chiao represents various individuals and businesses, including major real estate developers in the Greater Los Angeles Area with portfolios in excess of $500,000,000. His representation includes notable deals with Home Depot, Office Depot, Food-4-Less, Rite Aid, Ross Dress-for-Less, JC Penny’s, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Starbucks, Seattle’s Best, Foot Locker, Gymboree, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, MetroPCS, and many more. Mr. Chiao prides himself on delivering exceptional results in a cost-effective manner. Companies who utilize Mr. Chiao’s talents as in-house counsel continually report substantial cost savings and improved efficiency in operations, management, and litigation. His ability to be aggressive and creative while arriving at win-win scenario for all involved is the monument of the firm’s success.

Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Landlord Tenant
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English
  • Mandarin
Professional Experience
General Counsel
Fred Leeds Properties
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General Counsel for half-billion dollar real estate conglomerate, including organization, syndication, financing, acquisitions, construction and development. Managed legal and operational issues pertaining to over 1,500,000 square feet of commercial real estate in California, Arizona and New York; and, over 2,000 apartments in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Supervision of CAM reconciliation, tax issues/appeals, and historical tax credits, as well as all legal matters of the conglomerate.
Attorney at Land Use Division
Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
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Drafted zoning and rent stabilization codes for the City of Los Angeles; Authored recommendation memoranda regarding constitutionality of municipal ordinances, billboard advertisements, and Subdivision Map Act.
Education
Southwestern University School of Law
J.D.
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University of California - Irvine
B.A. | Political Science
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Awards
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Professional Associations
City of Arcadia
Chairman of the Planning Commission
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City of Arcadia
Chairman of Modification Committee
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City of Arcadia
Vice Chairman of the Planning Commission
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Vice President
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Member
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Arcadia Chamber of Commerce
Member
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San Marino Chamber of Commerce
Member
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Los Angeles County Bar Association
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Young Lawyers Club
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Publications
Articles & Publications
What is Real Estate Law?
Ching K. Chiao
Speaking Engagements
The Red Flags in Commercial Real Estate Contracts & Transactions
Arcadia Association of REALTORS
Real Estate and Foreign Investment , Investing in the United States: A Roadmap for Inquiring Minds
Real Estate and Foreign Investment , Commercial and Global Networking and Education Session
Websites & Blogs
Website
Chiao & Wu, LLP
Website
Blog with Chiao & Wu
Contact & Map
Pasadena Office
600 S. Lake Avenue
Suite 303
Pasadena, CA 91106
Telephone: (626) 698-0088
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