BANKING & FINANCE
With extensive knowledge of U.S. and China banking law, DeHeng is well-placed to advise financial institutions on complex tax, compliance and regulatory issues. Our eminent Banking & Finance team has considerable expertise in a broad array of areas including asset-based lending, consumer credit, cross-border investments, foreign lending, joint venture financing, project finance, securitization, and syndicated lending. We also advise structured facilities and documentation for the purposes of tax effectiveness. In addition, we serve as counsel for many corporations on legal issues related to corporate finance.
DeHeng handles all aspects of corporate matters ranging from corporate formation, officer liability, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border corporate transactions. We serve as general counsel for many corporations based in US and China to advise them in legal issues arising from their operations. We have extensive experience in counseling clients in buy-sell agreement, shareholder disputes and litigation, sales contracts and product liabilities. Depending on the focus of a specific case, we often select the most qualified counsels to handle the case since corporate matters are often related to other practice areas.
EMPLOYMENT & LABOR
DeHeng serves as general counsel for many employers and advises them on all issues related to employment. We regularly advise them in employment agreements with executives, sales agreement with agents, representatives and independent contractors. We also help employers design compensation packages involving stock options, incentive compensation, deferred compensations and other plans benefiting both employers and employees. Under the umbrella of litigation, we have litigated cases involving wrongful employees' discharge claims brought against multi-national companies.
Based on the demand of our corporate clients, individual executives and professionals, DeHeng provides legal services in connection with L, H, E visa petitions, investor’s immigration visa, national interest waiver petition, labor certification, and other related immigration matters.
DeHeng offers a full range of intellectual property services. We handle both United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) work and Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) filings. We are also involved in trademark, technology transfer, trade secrets, and copyright work. We work with an extensive group of foreign law firms and patent and trademark agents to provide high-quality and cost-efficient protection of intellectual property rights. Together with our foreign affiliates, we provide efficient, full-scale legal services in the United States and abroad.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE & CUSTOMS
DeHeng represents and advises both U.S. and Asian clients in international trade matters and litigation. In particular, our focus is on the trade relationships between China and U.S. Having in-depth knowledge of the different cultures and legal systems, our attorneys understand the intricacies of negotiating contractual arrangements and varied national and international laws that come together to govern the cross border trade of goods and services.
LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTIONS
DeHeng attorneys have in depth knowledge and experience in litigation, arbitration and dispute resolutions. Our goal is to help our clients achieve superior results cost effectively with minimum disruption to their normal business. We have represented major Chinese conglomerates in complex lawsuits involving state and local agencies in the United States. Our attorneys handle legal disputes ranging from commercial, intellectual property, antidumping, international trade, product liabilities, real estate and employment. We also have experience in enforcing foreign judgments.
DeHeng has extensive experience in residential and commercial real estate transactions including closing, refinancing, zoning and real estate development project. We have served as legal counsel to Real Estate Summit held in New York City which was attended by major real estate developers and investors from the United State and mainland China. We represent local shopping malls in diverse aspects of business reorganization, property management and ownership litigation. We also work closely with large commercial real estate companies in commercial property transactions.
TRUSTS & ESTATES
DeHeng attorneys understand the importance of tailoring to a client’s specific needs in order to achieve wealth preservation and distribution in the most efficient manner. We have established long term relationships with clients as they acquire and accumulate assets and experience life changes. We also assist clients in the administration and settlement of an estate so that distribution can be achieved in the most efficient manner as allowable by law. Our major areas of expertise are drafting wills and trust documents, evaluating the role of family limited partnerships and limited liability companies in transferring wealth and minimizing estate taxes; preparing estate, gift, and fiduciary tax returns.