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Legal Writing and Analysis from a Top Law School Graduate

About Me

After graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Law with honors in 1996, I passed the California Bar Exam. I practiced immigration and business law in the United States and the Far East, and I worked as a legal proofreader for 11 years. 

In 2009, I abandoned the practice of law to begin a career as a freelance legal writer. Since then I have published over 4,000 law-related articles on law firm and legal information websites. I am able to produce high-quality, error-free and accurate content on short notice.

Industries I Write About

Law & Politics

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My Writing Samples

Pros & Cons of Copyright Laws

Description of the advantages and disadvantages of US copyright laws.

https://info.legalzoom.com/pros-cons-copyright-laws-20497.html

How to Contest a Power of Attorney

A step-by-step guide to challenging the validity of a power of attorney.

https://info.legalzoom.com/contest-power-attorney-20306.html

The Right to Sue a Board Director

A discussion on how to prepare and file a claim against a member of a corporate board of directors. The ability to sue a director is an important tool of corporate litigation.

https://info.legalzoom.com/right-sue-board-director-21758.html

Experience

Freelance Writer

I write articles and blog posts on legal topics for attorneys’ websites, LegalZoom, Lawyers.com and other domestic and international clients.

Company: Self-employed

I worked there from 2/2009 until now

Legal Document Specialist

Edited all English-language legal documents generated by a Shanghai-based intellectual property law firm. The firm’s clients are overseas companies trying to protect their intellectual property rights in China.

Company: Watson & Band Law Office

I worked there from 5/2012 until 11/2019

Legal Document Specialist

Edited all English language legal documents generated by a Shanghai-based corporate law firm including business contracts, settlement agreements, legal analyses, and client memoranda. The firm’s attorneys were all Chinese, while most of their clients were overseas companies doing business in China.

Company: Richard Wang Law Office

I worked there from 2/2005 until 3/2009

Immigration Lawyer

Composed US visa applications and related documentation for Japanese businessmen and Americans with Chinese spouses.

Company: Krebs International Law Office

I worked there from 3/2002 until 12/2004

Foreign Legal Advisor

Edited or composed all English language legal documents generated by a Tokyo-based corporate law firm including foreign investment contracts, settlement agreements, legal analyses, and client memos. The firm’s attorneys were all Japanese, while most of their clients were American and European companies.

Company: Komatsu, Koma & Nishikawa Law Office

I worked there from / until /

Content I Write