Maia Nam advises on a broad range of corporate matters for both domestic and foreign companies, primarily in the automotive industry.

Her motor vehicle practice concentrates on motor vehicle franchise matters, including assisting clients with the appointment of new dealers, amending and replacing dealer agreements, establishing and revising key dealer network policies and programs, navigating buy-sells and rights of first refusal and terminating dealerships. Additionally, Maia provides general corporate counsel to foreign motor vehicle manufacturers and luxury automotive brands on a wide variety of transactional and business matters.

Maia’s corporate and securities practice focuses on capital markets and securities matters, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic growth transactions, and general corporate counsel in a range of business issues, including contract negotiations, licensing agreements, corporate governance and general business planning matters.

Prior to her legal career, Maia was an archaeologist who excavated in Egypt and Turkey. She also worked at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy, and the Oriental Institute Museum at the University of Chicago.

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  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2008
  • Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, M.A., Art History and Archeology, 2003
  • University of Chicago, B.A., Ancient Mediterranean History, 2000


  • Illinois, 2008
  • Not admitted in the state of California; practice supervised by licensed members of the California Bar


  • Japanese (proficient)
  • French (elementary)
  • Italian (elementary)
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