About Us – Chan Law Firm
A LETTER FROM ME TO YOU
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and my corporate and immigration law firm. Let me start by saying this. There are two types of lawyers:
1) Highly motivated, experienced professionals who are the first to know because they are the first to try out new ideas, and
2) Regular lawyers who wait for official announcements and articles explaining what has worked for the lawyers in #1, above.
As you’ll better understand in the next 5 minutes, I’ve always strived to be a leader and the type of lawyer illustrated in the first group. I currently dedicate all of my time serving the Chinese American community. Not just as a lawyer, but as an advocate for the empowerment of Chinese women, small business owners, and anyone else facing difficulties.
You can – and you should – trust me and my law firm with the complex process of building your business and seeking green card in the United States. I had the strength, the intelligence and the motivation to make my American dream a reality, and I’ll work just as hard for you. My team of lawyers and non-lawyers associated with my firm share my energy and have also proven themselves as relentless advocates for Chinese American businesses and students. We are also a firm believer in creating opportunities for our clients through our experiences and relationships.
Please allow me to share with you some personal pictures and details of my life. I want you to know who I am. Our community is small. You and I will see each other at conferences and events for decades to come. We already most likely know many of the same people. I want you to be a friend and a colleague, not just a client.
My network of contacts in the Chinese American community is the crown jewel of my success. I will use it to help you any way that I can. I hope, and I expect, that when you get what you need, you’ll stay involved with the community and help other people the same way I helped you.
I was born in China and I immigrated here in 1979 when I was a child. Our family worked in a factory in Chinatown in New York City. We were not managers. We were workers, making clothing with our hands 7 days per week, 12 hours per day. Under those conditions, we worked harder than anybody and eventually we were able to buy the factory and make a better life for ourselves and our fellow workers.
I went on to start a successful Chinese restaurant to pay for my law school. When I graduated, I worked as an immigration lawyer at a prominent law firm in New York State. With my entrepreneurial spirit, I quickly started my own law firm in Flushing, New York serving the Chinese community, and today I proudly represent many of the most important business leaders in China and the United States.
As I explained earlier, I know a lot of people and that helps me to do a lot of good. But I also spend a lot of time studying international business and immigration law itself, especially emerging trends. My purpose in life is to take care of the Chinese American community – whom I see as my extended family. That means helping all people – even other immigration lawyers when I have information that they need to be successful for their clients. They do the same for me.
So now you know a bit about me. I hope you feel comfortable sharing some information about yourself as well. Please use the contact form on this page, or just call our offices at 212.745.1388.