Tsao-Wu, Chow & Yee LLP is an international law firm with four offices worldwide. We have three offices in California and one in China. We have been providing a broad spectrum of transactional and litigation services to our individual and corporate clients for over 30 years. Tsao-Wu, Chow & Yee LLP's main office is located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, California in the historic Monadnock Building. We also have offices in San Jose, Fremont, and Guangzhou (China).
Our firm’s reputation was built on a promise to deliver results to our clients, as well as a promise to be their trusted partner and legal counsel. At Tsao-Wu, Chow & Yee LLP, we define success differently from other law firms. For us, success is more than just winning a case or getting favorable results. Success also comes from our clients being happy and knowing how we obtained those results. This is because we value our clients’ input and respect their views regarding every step of the legal process. And because of this philosophy our clients continue to come back to us for all their legal needs.
The firm's practice areas include complex business litigation matters; intellectual property; bankruptcy; employment; immigration/asylum; personal injury and wrongful death matters; criminal defense; commercial and residential leases; landlord and tenant litigation, real estate and construction litigation; corporate formation and general business transactions; estate planning and trust; debt collection; and all areas of family law.
The firm has established and maintains a reputation as aggressive attorneys. Its client base consists of its own clients as well as those referrals from numerous local attorneys. The attorneys of the firm are multilingual, have diversified and extensive experiences; and our staff are also multilingual, well-trained and experienced.
The expertise in litigation notwithstanding, the firm's primary practice philosophy is to provide realistic legal services: the best possible services for the client as efficiently as possible, and within a balanced framework of legal services, costs, timeliness, and favorable results for the client are all seriously considered. If a lawsuit is unavoidable, we are sensitive to the costs of litigation and the anxieties of our clients. We attempt to utilize alternative dispute resolution processes prior to and during litigation whenever possible. This does not compromise our aggressive representation of the client's interests. In the transactional sector, we are not only sensitive to the objectives and instructions of the client, but we also assist the client in reviewing all pertinent issues to the transaction and being creative yet practical in structuring them. In all cases, the firm's attorneys are always accessible and responsive to our clients.
Our firm serves the legal needs of clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and overseas.