Sherry  Liu
  • Business Law, Employment Law, Real Estate Law
  • California, New York, People's Republic of China
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Xiaoxiao “Sherry” Liu is admitted to practice in California, New York and the People's Republic of China. Ms. Liu’s background and experience in both the US and Chinese legal systems allows her to create, review and analyze complex legal documents in both Chinese and English. Ms. Liu successfully supports many emerging technology start-ups in all aspects of corporate law matters, including incorporation, debt and capital financing, mergers & acquisitions, securities law compliance, as well as general corporate representation including technology licensing and sublicensing, master services agreements, software as services agreements, terms and conditions, end-user license agreements, share reverse splits, employee incentive plans, non-disclosure, and non-competition agreements.

Ms. Liu’s bilingual and bicultural background also helps her in providing legal advice to international companies in corporate structure and governance, including joint venture, Cayman Islands offshore company formation, VIE structure setup, re-domiciliation, import and export, and FIRRMA compliance.

Ms. Liu obtained her bachelor’s degree of law (LLB) from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and her master’s degree of law (LLM) from the University of California Hastings College of Law. While at UC Hastings College of Law, she served as the research assistant of Professor Frank H. Wu, the ex-chancellor of UC Hastings, and the first Chinese American chancellor, in the research of cases about human rights and democracy in modern US society.

Ms. Liu is also a LinkedIn columnist as well as the founder of a social media platform, which attracted more than 100,000 subscribers.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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People's Republic of China
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Japanese: Spoken, Written
  • Korean: Spoken, Written
  • Mandarin: Spoken, Written
University of California College of the Law, San Francisco
LL.M. (2016)
Honors: CALI Award for Academic Excellence
Activities: Corporate Finance Research Assistant for Professor Frank Wu, UC Hastings Chancellor
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Shanghai Jiaotong University
LL.B. (2015)
Visiting Student at Nagoya University Law School (Nagoya, Japan), under CAMPUS ASIA Scholarship Exchange Student at Sungkyunguan University Law School (Seoul, Korea) under Korean government scholarship
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Professional Associations
State Bar of California
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State Bar of New York
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Speaking Engagements
What founders need to know about Venture Capital Financing, Boston, MA
MIT Chinese Entrepreneurs Organization
US and China-Brinc Accelerator-Stock Options, how it works?
How to allocate share ownership among founders?
San Francisco Bay Area-Avacado Toast
The most common pitfalls of startups, Seattle, WA
Seattle Entrepreneurship Club
US and China - Plug and Play: Ten Years with Chinese start-ups
Contact & Map
San Jose, CA, USA
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