James Hsu represents clients in a broad range of corporate and securities matters including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity offerings, public finance transactions, tax exempt financing, fund formation, private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures and partnerships, technology licensing and general corporate counseling.

James was selected by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) as one of the Best Lawyers under 40 in 2005. He has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer by the Los Angeles magazine each year from 2004 to 2011 and again in 2013. In 2007 James received the California Lawyer’s Angel Award for outstanding pro bono service.

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  • Representing one of the largest China-based automakers in a multibillion-dollar joint venture.
  • Representing one of the world’s largest manufacturers of die cast metal components in a series of acquisitions in North America and Asia.
  • Representing an international financial institution in a cross-border syndicated loan transaction to a leading manufacturer of electronics and computer components in Asia.
  • Representing one of the world’s top computer companies in a cross-border syndicated loan transaction.
  • Representing a leading producer of automated teller machines and security systems for financial institutions in an acquisition in Taiwan and a joint venture in China.
  • Representing a manufacturer of doors and windows in the leveraged buyout of a manufacturer of doors and related products for the residential, commercial and industrial markets.
  • Representing a large China-based furniture manufacturer in the acquisition of a furniture manufacturer in the United States.
  • Representing a major auto parts manufacturer in California in an acquisition in Florida.
  • Representing Australia’s largest food manufacturer in the stock acquisition of a frozen Chinese food manufacturer.
  • Representing a Fortune 500 company in an asset acquisition in Taiwan and Vietnam.
  • Advising on the formation of several venture capital and private equity funds, and serving as investment counsel for subsequent portfolio investments.

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles, J.D., editor in chief, Asian Pacific American Law Journal, articles editor, Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, 1994
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1991

Admissions

  • California, 1994

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, board of directors, Asian Business League of Southern California (ABL)
  • Member, Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE)
  • Member, advisory board, Center for China Finance and Business Research at California State University Northridge

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Taiwanese
  • Spanish
  • Named a 2013 Southern California Super Lawyer in a survey distributed by Thomson Reuters, a distinction honoring the top 5 percent of lawyers in the region
  • Named a 2011 Southern California Super Lawyer in a survey distributed by Thomson Reuters, a distinction honoring the top 5 percent of lawyers in the region

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