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Xiaoxiao “Sherry” Liu, Esq.

Attorney
xliu@structurelaw.com
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Phone: (408) 441-7500 Ext: 304
Fax: (408) 441-7501

1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, California 95110

Xiaoxiao “Sherry” Liu is admitted to practice in California, New York and the People's Republic of China. 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, 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’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 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.

Education

L.L.M., University of California Hastings College of Law , 2016
CALI Award for Academic Excellence, Corporate Finance Research Assistant for Professor Frank Wu, UC Hastings Chancellor

L.L.B., Shanghai Jiaotong University, 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

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice California, 2019
New York, 2017
People’s Republic of China, 2019
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

California Bar Association
Member Since: 2019

New York Bar Association
Member Since: 2017

People’s Republic of China Bar Association
Member Since: 2019

Speaking Engagement
  • US and China-Plug and Play: Ten Years with Chinese start-ups (before an audience in excess of 40,000 attendees)
  • Seattle, Washington – Seattle Entrepreneurship Club: The most common pitfalls of startups
  • San Francisco Bay Area-Avacado Toast (a podcast platform with over 10,000 clicks): How to allocate share ownership among founders? 
  • US and China-Brinc Accelerator-Stock Options, how it works?
  • Boston, Massachusetts-MIT Chinese Entrepreneurs Organization-What founders need to know about Venture Capital Financing
Languages

Chinese (Madarin and Cantonese), Korean, Japanese

Representative Clients

M&A

Represented clients in more than 30 M&A deals, amounts ranging from $3 million to $75 million.

  • $75 million stock purchase deal of a semiconductor company by a big technology company.
  • $38 million reverse triangular merger of a Series B-round data analytics company by an international
  • $13 million asset purchase acquisition of a data science company by a Japanese company.
  • $9.7 million stock sale of a consulting company structured as management buyout.

 

Venture Capital Financing

Represented clients in more than 50 venture capital financing deals, amounts ranging from $1 million to $22.5 million.

  • $22.5 million Series B round venture capital financing of an automated parking systems manufacturing company.
  • $12 million Series A financing of an offshore entity led by a major fund in China.
  • Numerous convertible note financings, SAFE and KISS financings.


Other Cases

  • Worked on the intra-family succession transfer of real properties including membership interest assignment of numerous LLCs.
  • Commercial litigation support for a complex $17 million cross-border dispute and also for IP litigation between Tesla and a Chinese auto-pilot company.
  • Drafted and negotiated the commercial lease and sublease for a local preschool.
  • Formation, tax exemption and providing general counsel for a non-profit.
Client Reviews
★★★★★
When it came time to setting up a corporation for our law firm—which does not do corporate work—I trusted SLG to set us up and keep us compliant with corporate requirements. Their reputation is pre-eminent among attorneys. Law Firm President
★★★★★
Thanks to Structure Law Group for orchestrating a difficult project and for interacting with the counter-party with an effective combination of both gravitas and finesse. Result: the Impossible became Possible. Gated Clock
★★★★★
They diligently analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of our case and when the other side did not see it the same way, they did not hesitate to go to trial where we won a complete victory. Real Estate Developer
★★★★★
We had a difficult situation with a problem employee. SLG had the perfect blend of strategy and diplomacy to sever the relationship and minimize any and all potential fall-out. We would highly recommend turning to SLG for any employment-related issue that comes up. Employee Benefits Consulting Company President
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LG's attorneys have helped guide us through four lawsuits, waiver forms and other documents set up to help protect our company. Karting Company CEO